LG’s Optimus G2 to Debut at CES 2013 Next Week

Other companies are also planning full HD, quad-core smartphones for CES

South Korean mobile phone maker LG Electronics is reportedly gearing up for the launch of a successor for its Optimus G smartphone as soon as next week, during the Computer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The company has been already rumored to plan the release of a so-called Optimus G2 handset, and it seems that it will make it official sooner than expected.

According to a recent article on DigiTimes, LG might announce the handset with a 5.5-inch touchscreen display, as well as with a quad-core MSM8974 Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor inside.

The smartphone would be able to boast a 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, along with a pixel density of 440 ppi.

Previous rumors on this device also suggested that LG might pack it with a 2GHz quad-core processor, as well as with 4G LTE connectivity.

This is not the first time that LG was said to plan on bringing a 5.5-inch full HD screen at CES 2013, but it is the first report regarding Optimus G2’s landing at the event.

LG has brought its Optimus G handset to shelves only in the fourth quarter of the last year, and it would not make too much sense for it to launch a new flagship in such a short time.

However, the DigiTimes report does not come as an official announcement, and things might prove to be a bit different in the end.

According to the news site, however, other large, high-end smartphones are also en route to shelves, including two coming from Chinese phone maker Huawei, namely the Ascend D2 and Ascend Mate, both packing quad-core processors inside.

The Ascend Mate was spotted recently online with a 6.1-inch 1080p screen on the front, a quad-core 1.8GHz processor, and a 4,000mAh battery.

The handset is expected to prove a worthy competitor for Samsung’s Galaxy Note and Note II smartphones, which currently lead the segment of large smartphones (also known as phablets).

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