After weeks of teasing and numerous leaks, LG today officially unveiled its flagship smartphone, the G2. Running on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 chipset clocked at 2.26GHz, the G2 boasts an almost unreal edge-to-edge 5.2-inch 1080p display and a strange placement of the volume rocker and power buttons under the rear camera. LG is also claiming a Graphics RAM that reduces the display’s battery by up to 26 percent.
Other specs include 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera with OIS and 2.1-megapixel front facing camera. The G2 runs on Android 4.2 and also features a massive 3,000mAh battery, which uses a step design to reduce dead spaces and denser battery to give the maximum capacity.
LG claims it has conducted studies that justify the placement on the back, which is where the user’s index finger is when talking on the phone. The rear buttons can be used to click pictures as well as open Quick Notes app. The G2 has one of the slimmest bezels measuring just 2.65mm and LG claims that the rear buttons and thin bezel will enable users to use the phone with a single hand. Users won’t have to reach out for the power button on the rear to wake up the phone and a double tapping the display can turn on or off the display.
LG is also talking about Hi-Fi audio, which it claims is a breakthrough in smartphones. “The LG G2 is the first smartphone on the market today to feature 24 bit/192kHz Hi-Fi playback that reproduces studio-like quality sound, far superior to a CD,” the company claims.
The G2 will be available in 16GB and 32GB variants and will be launched globally via 130 carriers.
– Processor: 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800 featuring quad Krait CPU
– Display: 5.2-inch Full HD IPS (1080 x 1920 pixels / 423 ppi)
– Memory: 32GB / 16GB
– RAM: 2GB LPDDR3 800MHz
– Camera: Rear 13.0MP with OIS / Front 2.1MP
– Battery: 3,000mAh
– Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
– Size: 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9mm
– Colors: Black / White