LG hopes the new G2 smartphone will boost sales in H2
LG’s Optimus G Pro is quite successful at the moment – at least in South Korea, where more than 1 million units have been sold since February.
But LG knows it can do better.
According to The Korea Herald, LG officials have recently declared that they expect the upcoming G2 smartphone to ensure “an extra sales boost for the second half of the year.” Unlike the Optimus G Pro, which was launched in select markets only, the G2 will most likely be widely available around the world.
“Whereas our previous concerns mainly revolved around hardware and user experience, with the G2, we tried to concentrate on design and the brand image,” reportedly said an LG insider. This, of course, does not mean the G2 will be underpowered. On the contrary, we’ve heard it would come with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz, and 2GB of RAM. Moreover, its 5.2 inch screen will be the slimmest Full HD LCD panel on the market.
As seen last week, the G2 has a button-less design that does make it stand out (although there’s certainly a Nexus 4 vibe in there).
The G2 will be officially announced on August 7.
In the first quarter of 2013, LG has sold a total of 10.3 million smartphones worldwide (all of them running Android, of course).