The LG Optimus G hasn’t been on the market for more than a few weeks at this point, although we’re already hearing talk about its successor. The tentatively named Optimus G2 could arrive as soon as May 2013 (but it might be launched under a different name, keep that in mind).
Initially, it was scheduled for the second half of 2013, which makes sense since the original Optimus G got released in the second half of this year. However, LG seems intent on beating Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S IV to the market, and, as such, has focused intensely on delivering its next-gen Android flagship sooner.
The Optimus G2 seems like it’s going to be the result of cooperation between LG’s myriad of divisions, among them LG Innotek and LG Display – just like its predecessor.
The Optimus G2 will come with incredibly high-end specs, being in our opinion a worthy successor to the Optimus G.
The LG Optimus G2 will have a 5-inch 1920×1080 Full HD touchscreen (440 ppi), a 2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Prime (MSM8974) processor, a 4G LTE baseband chip that will be integrated with the CPU for lower power consumption, and it should run Android Key Lime Pie (possibly version 5.0). The camera will have some nifty features as well, developed by LG Innotek, although an exact megapixel count isn’t available just yet.
With the Samsung Galaxy S IV also expected to tout a 5-inch 1080p Full HD touchscreen (though Super AMOLED in that case), it certainly looks like 5-inch devices with Full HD touchscreens are quickly going to become the norm in the high-end space of the smartphone market, much faster than anyone may have anticipated back when the original Samsung Galaxy Note launched last year and effectively introduced us to the concept of a phablet, the phone / tablet hybrid that’s gaining a lot of steam right now.
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