Another round of leaked photos allegedly showing the LG Optimus G2
surfaced today, though it appears LG
decided to drop "Optimus" from the model name and roll with LG G2 instead. Whatever it ends up being called, the expectation is that LG will unveil the device at an event scheduled for August 7, and for fans of high-end smartphones, that date can't come soon enough.
Earlier this month, LG said that the successor to its Optimus phone will sport a Qualcomm
Snapdragon 800 processor, which will be "tightly integrated" with the next G series platform. No small deal, the Snapdragon 800 part is supposed to deliver up to 75 percent better performance than Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. It will also feature a new Adreno 330 GPU that offers more than two times better performance for compute applications over the current Adreno 320 GPU.
As happens all too often, the leaked photos are of crappy quality, though we can still extract some information about the upcoming handset. Assuming these are legitimate press slides, it would seem that the LG G2 will not have any physical buttons on the front. It also appears incredibly slim.
Another of the leaked photos shows that LG moved the volume buttons to the back, a placement the South Korean handset maker describes as being "convenient," according to the slide.