A few weeks back the folks from LG announced August 7th they’d be holding a media event, where they’ll likely be announcing their new flagship Optimus G2 (or just G2) smartphone. Today, they’ve sent out formal invites for a press only event on August 7th in New York City. At the same time, we’ve just received another image of the unannounced LG G2 in the wild.

In case the image above wasn’t clear enough for anyone. LG made sure to highlight and make extra large the “G” and tossed in a 2 for good measure. If anyone was doubting we’ll see their next flagship smartphone, this basically tells us all we needed to know.

At this point everything is a rumor, but the phone is shaping up to be their best yet. With a 5.5-inch 1080p HD display, and the first device to ship with Qualcomm’s impressive 2.3 Ghz quad-core Snapdragon 800 on board. Add in 2 (or maybe 3GB) of RAM, tons of internal storage and a 13 megapixel camera with image stabilization. Right? Sounds pretty nice.


Then what we have here is a brand new set of leaked images of the device. Just like recent Samsung phones, LG is protecting the final design in a protective shell as a disguise. The phone looks rather beat, and the front clearly shows the case, some lockscreen widgets, and what appears to be no navigation buttons. LG’s recent phones have switched to on-screen buttons, but those aren’t present here.

Then from the gallery below, you’ll also see beat up blurrycam image of the rear. Previous reports and rumors suggest this ultra-thin flagship phone will have backside touch controls, and that’s what you see below the camera. We’re still not exactly sure what LG has planned, but we now know all the details will be revealed on August 7th.

Our tipster states an early September release, handily ahead of the Galaxy Note III, and we’ll be live in NYC for LG’s event with all the details.

VIA: Twitter – Thanks for the tip Johnny!



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