LG Optimus G2 rumored to have 5.5-inch 1080p display and coming in May

December 10, 2012
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LG has been making some serious progress in the mobile front as of late. With their highly impressive Optimus G selling quite well, to their new LG Nexus 4 we all know plenty about. Back in November we reported the LG Optimus G2 was already under construction with a 5-inch HD display but now we're hearing conflicting reports that claims LG is aiming a bit bigger. A 5.5-inch Note II competitor instead.

Early reports suggested LG was going to quickly jump on the 1080p full HD bandwagon with a new Optimus smartphone, but now it looks like they might be blending a few products into one ultimate flagship device. According to the Korean site Asiae the LG Optimus G2 will actually sport a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p full HD IPS+ display.

LG's odd phablet in the Optimus Vu wasn't what I'd call a success, even though their Optimus L lineup has sold over 10 million strong. If these reports are accurate LG will instead be competing with the Galaxy Note II, and topping Samsung's upcoming 4.99-inch Galaxy S4 with their new Optimus G2. LG's getting serious folks!

LG didn't disclose any sales numbers for the rest of their smartphones, yet, but either way they are looking to have a strong 2013. The Optimus G2 (or whatever they'll call it) should rock that 1080p HD IPS display, a quad-core processor, 2 or 3GB of RAM, a larger battery and hopefully the latest version of Android. Whether that will be 4.2.1 Jelly Bean or the upcoming Key Lime Pie, we'll have to wait and see. We've seen a few benchmark leaks of this device for AT&T, so that might be the first carrier with this flagship smartphone. Who's excited about LG's future? As long as they update timely and keep pushing the cutting edge next year is looking rather bright.

[via UnwiredView]


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  • Richard Yarrell

    Who these guys think they are. They ain’t really Samsung trying to get up on my Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Trust it’s not just about comparing spec sheets. Lg will need to come beyond strong from a software and features standpoint and we all know they aren’t rolling like that. Samsung appreciates this competition but everyone already knows they ain’t rolling strong. Samsung’s got this my friends they rule android and this space. Nothing wrong with overall aspirations coming from Lg but if you want to play with the big dogs release products with the operating system up to date. They released the Lg Optimus G with ICS instead of jellbean which proved they aren’t serious. Meanwhile Samsung and Htc released jellybean Galaxy Note 2 and Htc Dna, Htc One X plus. Lg is soft and so was it’s stock Lg Nexus 4.

    • squiddy20

      Uhhh Samsung doesn’t have a 5.5 inch *1080p* phone. Not even the Note 2 is 1080p. I don’t know where you get that LG is trying to be like Samsung. Idiot.