It’s been a long time coming and there really wasn’t a whole lot left for LG to reveal in the wake of so many leaks, but the company made its G2 flagship smartphone official today at its press event in New York City.
As previous rumors correctly indicated, the G2 will sport a 5.2-inch, full HD 1080p display, 2 GB of RAM, and a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor. There will also be two different storage options, either 16 GB or 32 GB of onboard memory. Other features include 4G LTE-Advanced support, Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a sizable 3,000 mAh battery that LG claims is good for at least a full day on a single charge.
And, of course, there is the unique repositioning of the phone’s physical keys, another aspect of the G2 that was exposed prior to its reveal. Both the volume buttons and the power key (now referred to as the “rear key” by LG) have been relocated to the back of the phone. Ergonomically, LG believes that the layout makes more sense and is based on “human research,” allowing users to more easily perform tasks like taking a picture of oneself by simply pressing a key on the phone’s rear.
LG declined to offer details about pricing and a concrete release date for the G2. LG did say in its press release, however, that the G2 is will be available from all four major carriers and will roll out over the next eight weeks, starting in South Korea and followed by North America.