The company might launch a 5.5-inch smartphone in February
LG Electronics might not launch a successor for its Optimus G flagship handset next month as previously rumored, but it could be planning the unveiling of the device, supposedly called Optimus G2, for the fall of 2013.Apparently, the handset vendor is set to launch the new flagship model about one year after the official unveiling of the current model.
However, the company is still set to unveil other Optimus devices before that, including a new, large handset at the 2013 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month, a recent article on CNet reads.
The device, known at the moment by the condename of GK, is said to sport a 5.5-inch touchscreen display capable of an HD resolution, along with a quad-core processor packed inside.
Furthermore, the new mobile phone is expected to run under Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system when made official.
The new handset should arrive on shelves as LG’s new attempt to counter Samsung’s Galaxy Note series, following the release of its large Optimus VU and Optimus VU II smartphones.
As for the successor of Optimus G, it is rumored to sport a 5-inch full HD touchscreen display, but no other details on its specifications have been provided for the time being.
Apparently, the company is waiting for the next flavor of Android to be launched before making the new device official. Last year, Optimus G was unveiled with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean several weeks before Android 4.2 was launched.
There is also the possibility that LG is waiting for Samsung to launch its next-gen Galaxy S smartphone – which is rumored for the April-May timeframe – and only then to plan its next flagship device, so as to better compete against the top smartphone maker.
In the meantime, we should also be looking out for new LG smartphones running under Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system. The handset vendor has already confirmed plans to launch such devices, although it did not offer further info on them.