Today, South Korean mobile phone maker LG Electronics officially announced the new flagship Android smartphone from the company, namely the LG G2.
Announced at a press event held in the Lincoln Center in New York, the new device is set to arrive on shelves in the next two weeks in various countries around the world, starting with South Korea and continuing with European and North American markets.
Overall, the new device will become available for purchase through 130 wireless carriers around the world, LG has announced. It will arrive in the United States via all four major wireless carriers.
Unveiled in Black and White flavors, the new LG G2 opens the door to a new design era in LG’s history.
The specifications list of the new device has leaked a few times before, but it has been officially confirmed today.
Thus, the device lands on shelves with a 5.2-inch Full HD IPS screen, a 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, and 2GB of LPDDR3 800 MHz RAM.
Furthermore, the new smartphone features 16/32GB of internal memory, along with a 13-megapixel photo snapper on the back (with a sapphire cover), paired with a 2MP camera on the front.
The specifications list of the new device also includes a 3000 mAh battery inside, Google’s Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system loaded on top, and a body that is only 8.9 mm thick.
LG G2 comes with a very thin bezel, GRAM (graphic RAM, which can reduce display power usage by up to 26 percent), Hi Fi 24 bit 192 KHz quality audio, along with unique functionality such as Answer Me, Plug & Pop, and more.
The smartphone also packs the usual set of connectivity features, namely Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC, along with LTE-Advanced, GPS, and GLONASS, and the entire pack of sensors.
However, one of the most innovative features that the new device comes with is the placing of the volume buttons and power button on the back of the handset, where the user’s index finger is usually placed when talking on the phone.
LG also notes that G2’s 5.2-inch screen is the largest that a user could hold and operate comfortably with a single hand, and that this was the reason for which it decided to go for this size.