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

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

By Ionut Arghire on January 3rd, 2013 20:01 GMT

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).
LG rumored to launch Optimus G2 at CES 2013 next week
   LG rumored to launch Optimus G2 at CES 2013 next week