LG's Optimus G2 Emerges in New Photos, Video

The phone will sport a Nexus 4-like design, on-screen buttons

South Korean mobile phone maker LG Electronics is gearing up for the launch of a successor for its flagship Optimus G smartphone, one that might arrive on shelves as the Optimus G2, and which has just emerged in a flurry of leaked photos, complemented by a hands-on video.

Said leaked photos made it online over at Engadget, which claims that they show the Sprint flavor of the upcoming smartphone, which should land on shelves with Google’s Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system loaded on top.

The device appears to resemble the Nexus 4 smartphone, which came from LG as well, featuring a tiny bezel around its purported 5.2-inch touchscreen display that can deliver a full HD 1080p resolution.

The smartphone will feature on-screen navigation buttons, while packing the volume rocker on the back, just beneath the camera.

The specifications list of the mobile phone also includes a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, complemented by 2GB of RAM.

On the back, the LG Optimus G2 is expected to sport a 13-megapixel photo snapper with full HD video recording, paired with a front camera for making video calls. The device is said to feel very comfortable in the hand, similar to the Nexus 4.

Unfortunately, the rest of the hardware specifications of the mobile phone remain shrouded in mystery for the time being, though they will all be unveiled on August 7, when the new flagship device becomes official, rumor has it.

Although details on the phone’s availability around the world haven’t been provided yet, we could expect it to be released globally, the same as Optimus G was last year.

In the meantime, have a look at the available leaked photos with the mobile phone to learn more on its design, and also watch the video embedded below to see it in action. Stay tuned for more on the matter.

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