LG Spills G2 Launch Date and Reportedly Verizon Added to Carrier List

LG G2 date announced

LG is not supposed to reveal the launch date or carrier list of its elusive G2, successor over the Optimus G, but it looks like executives did. Well, a specific executive by the name of CFO David Jung (oops) was quoted as listing release window dates for South Korea (August), America and Europe (September), and October for other regions. Another executive was quoted as listing Verizon to join the party. Yet, ‘Engadget’ reports their senses “are tingling” and more reports to determine the truth will be the goal. Overall, AT&T and T-Mobile were also rumored to receive versions of the highly anticipated son of the Optimus. The two companies were listed in FCC filings by LG, but Verizon was not. Until the reported quote today.

So, far specs for the G2 are still pending, but what we’ve learned so far about the device, includes:

  • 5.2 inch display, high definition 1080p expected
  • 2.3GHz (wow) Snapdragon 800 processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 13-megapixel ear camera
  • LTE and HSPA supported

The absolute unveiling of the LG G2 is scheduled for August 7th, at a New York City conference for the company. ‘Engadget’ states Korea’s media outlet ‘The Kyunghyang Shinmun’ released the direct quotes from LG executives prior to the event. Only time will tell if the repercussions are felt back at home base for the foot-in-mouth executives.

The G2’s predecessor, the LG Optimus G Pro reached an impressive 1 million sales in Korea for the device. LG seems to be on a winning path of device production. The original daddy, LG Optimus LTE sold its 1 millionth unit seven months after its launch, also in Korea. The Optimus G Pro reached that pinnacle in four, short months.

The LG Optimus G Pro won big screen lovers over like nothing else, plus it was packed full of juicy specs that created empty stock shelves earlier this year.It’s less expensive than Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and  was armed to impressive:

  • 5.5-inch screen
  • Dual Recording
  • Multitaslking
  • QuickMemo
  • 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor
  • 13-megapixel rear camera

Listed by the specs, the G2 will resemble the Optimus G Pro some, except it has a faster processor and frankly the size is not as intimidating. Personally, this writer handled the LG Optimus G Pro and it basically swamped hand and wrist. It was awkward and felt a bit like a clumsy tablet. The G2 will shave some of the weight off and is rumored to be incredibly light with a hand-friendly size and has an awesome screen.

The portability of phones have come a long way. More people are opting for devices like the Galaxy S4, Optimus G Pro, HTC One and Galaxy Note II for the access of phone, television and computer all in one device.

LG is a contending powerhouse, reaching the rank of number three, behind Samsung and Apple. The company reported a gentle 8 percent decline in the second quarter which wasn’t the murderous slope many manufacturers found themselves upon. The company is learning to format smartphones in a way that is unique and very tech flashy. An analyst for Samsung Securities stated, “LG’s market share in the global market for smartphones as well as television sets has been gradually on the rise—a trend that is likely to continue into the second half.”

LG is on the path of that success prediction. With the pending release of the G2 set to light fires under the excited fingers of consumers, LG’s spill could have been their saving moment. Instead of consumers jumping on the next iPhone, which has been rumored for release this fall, consumers will now have a choice. Watch out for the back to school specials and the fall introduction of the elite lineup of smartphones.

Angelina Bouc

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