LG has officially announced the release of its much-awaited new flagship smartphone –LG G2 at a press event held in New York late yesterday. Touted as the successor of already launched Optimus G, the new LG G2 includes a host of improvements and upgrades to compete with rivals’ flagships Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One available in the markets right now.

LG G2

LG G2

According to the press release issued by the company, LG G2 features high-end specifications that include 5.2-inch full HD True IPS display, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and top of the line Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, which is the probably the best smartphone SoC available in the market right now. In addition, there are 2GB RAM, 32/16GB internal memory, 13MP rear camera, 2.1MP front camera, and 3000 mAh battery in the phone.

LG G2

LG G2

In LG G2, the company has included the volume rocker and power button on the back of the smartphone below the 13MP camera. The company states that the power button also acts as a quick launch button for the camera app. The company has also included a host of software tweaks to improve the experience on the smartphone. Some of them are given below.

  1. Answer Me: Automatically answers the call after lowering the ringtone when the phone is raised to one’s ear.
  2. Plug & Pop: Recommends options or related features to choose from when the earphone or USB cable is detected.
  3. Text Link: Allows information embedded in text messages to be selected and easily saved in a memo or calendar and searched on a map or the internet.
  4. QuickRemote: Not only can LG G2 be used to remotely control popular home entertainment devices, it can also learn from conventional remotes and be customized to operate multiple devices with flexible layouts and keys.
  5. Slide Aside: Enables easier multitasking by simply “sliding” open apps off to the side using a three-finger swipe.
  6. Guest Mode: Protects owner’s privacy by displaying only pre-selected apps when guests access the phone with a secondary unlock pattern.

Price & Availability:

Pricing of LG G2 is not official right now, but we hope it will be priced aggressively to compete with Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One. As per the company, the LG G2 will start rolling out via over 130 wireless carriers in the next eight weeks starting in South Korea followed by North America, Europe and other key markets. LG has also revealed that G2 will be available via all four major telecom operators in the United States.

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