We know LG has an event planned for August 7th. That will be when they officially unveil the LG G2 smartphone, however while we know that date -- there is still plenty of discussion in terms of when the handset will actually arrive for purchase. We have seen some reports suggesting late-August, however some updated information coming by way of the Korean press points towards a global launch with 100 mobile carriers.
This latest round of details comes by way of an MK News report which mentions that LG is planning to have the G2 smartphone available with 100 carriers within 90 days time. Or more specifically, the report cites a 60-90 day time window for the global rollout. Of course, we do have to remember that LG has yet to publicly confirm these details.
That said, further details coming from the report mention the handset arriving in Korea in early-August. From this point the handset is then expected to arrive in North America and Europe in September with the remainder of the global launch to follow in October. This was a similar pattern with the LG Optimus G Pro which launched first in Korea and then followed in the US a short time later.
Other talk about the G2 included details about how this handset will debut as the successor to the Optimus G and perhaps more important, that it will serve as the first in the new "G" premium brand of handsets. Aside from the few bits we have seen from LG, which included a confirmation of the volume rocker being on the backside, we are still looking towards the rumors for most of the specs.
Earlier leaks have pointed towards the G2 as sporting a 5.2-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Though, we cannot help but hope that changes to Android 4.3 before the actual launch. Otherwise, as for a US launch, earlier rumors have suggested the G2 will arrive with multiple carriers to include Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile.
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