As excitement built around LG new hero , the new 5.2" G2 was revealed at Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, where LG Mobile boss branded it "ambitious mobile phone in our company's history."
LG has enlarged its hero phone to a massive 5.2-inch Full HD IPS display (Optimus G was 4.7"), the largest display designed for one-handed operation.
The home of jazz was also fitting launch location - it has best audio credentials of any phone (24 bit/192kHz Hi-Fi playback), 13MP camera with Optical Image Stabilizer and can be turned on without using the on/off key.
Oh, and no side keys - volume keys are at the back.
The G2 runs Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2, looks similar to Samsung S4, but there several major differences - for one, its thinner(bezel shrinked to 2.65mm) and all the buttons on the Rear Key - the first smartphone to be devoid of side buttons.
Moving the main buttons to the back gave users more control since this is where index fingers are naturally located, says LG, and means fewer dropped phones when adjusting volume while talking (which is always good news).
It runs a potent quad-core 2.26 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, with quad Krait CPU.
- 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
The first smartphone under the new "G" Series for premium devices, LG need to pull out all the stops. And it may just have
A rising star in the smartphone race. Recent figures show it grew marketshare in the ultra competitive smartphone race.
There's other cool stuff on G2, like when its face up, there's no need to lift it to turn it on, all you have to do is tap twice on the display, called KnockON.