LG today announced it will drop the Optimus branding from its next generation flagship smartphones and phablets. It also confirmed that the next flagship smartphone would be called the LG G2, while its next 4:3 display phablets would be called “Vu:” from now on. Also Read - Asus teases new ZenFone ahead of CES 2015Also Read - LG G3 vs LG G2: Here’s what’s new
The South Korean electronics behemoth is attempting a comeback in the smartphone space and its partnership with Google for the Nexus smartphone has proven to be quite successful, filliping it to the third spot in global smartphone market share in Q1 of 2013. Research firm IDC estimates that LG had 4.8 percent of the global smartphone market share in the quarter giving it the third spot after Samsung and Apple. Also Read - LG G2 review
LG is holding an international press event in NYC on August 7, where it is expected to launch the G2. The company has already announced it will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, which could make it the first smartphone on the latest silicon from Qualcomm. Other rumored specifications include a 1080p display and a 13-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization.