finally, LG flagship smartphone the LG G2 has broke cover and we must say it is a pretty looking gadget. pardon me. i am just too big a sucker for near-bezel-less design which the G2 happens to have. taking the spotlight is a 5.2-inch Full HD display with IPS technology (with 423 ppi to its name) and LG’s Dual Routing technology that cuts the bezel to just 2.65mm on the side edge (that’s a tad narrower than the Nexus 4 which, btw, is already pretty narrow). also on the display department is the Graphic RAM technology (or GRAM) that reduces the display’s energy use by up to 26 percent in a still frame, thereby increasing the overall usage time by around 10 percent. couple that with a massive 3,000 mAh battery, the LG G2 should be pretty lasting, at least on paper.
powering the G2 is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip clocking in at 2.26GHz, supported by 2GB RAM and it will be running on LG-skinned Android 4.2.2 at launch. LG has a lot to tout about the G2 and among them is a better camera, which hopefully lives up to the firm’s claimed and a killer audio reproduction. the LG G2 smartphone boasts a 13MP main shooter equipped with Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) for blur-free stills even when in motion or low light condition, while multi-point AutoFocus helps keep everything in focus. on the audio reproduction department, LG claimed the G2 is the first smartphone to feature 24bit/192kHz high-fidelity playback for studio-like quality audio. all the specs sound pretty awesome so far (it has LTE too, just in case you are wondering), but nothing beats the handset design that grabbed our attention so tightly.
the handset has no buttons on the sides; all the buttons (namely, volume and power buttons) are located on the rear of the device which according to study (by LG, we presume), would be the ideal location when it comes big phones. the volume keys are located at the rear, just under the main camera and by long-pressing it, launches the QuickMemo and the Camera app. interestingly, there’s a feature known as KnockON where by double tapping the display wakes up the phone, so there’s no need to flip the phone over to access the power button that is now located behind. needless to say, it will need a little getting use to now that users have to adapt to having buttons on the back of the handset.
LG will start rolling out the G2 smartphone over the next eight weeks starting with South Korea (of course), followed by North America, Europe and “other key markets.” in the mean time, you can catch a few more look and a very interesting teaser trailer below.