LG doesn’t quite have the star power of bigger brands like Samsung or Apple, but there’s no denying that LG’s rep has been steadily on the rise ever since it first released the LG Optimus G, which later spawned the successful Nexus 4.
Now the LG G2 is official, and it looks like LG isn’t slowing down any time soon! The LG G2 brings with it impressively high-end specs, and quite a few unique “awareness” features as well.
Let’s start with the official specs:
- 5.2-inch IPS LC
- Full HD 1920 x 1080
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
- Adreno 320 GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 16/32GB storage with microSD
- 13MP OIS capable camera
- 2.1MP front cam
- LTE and LTE-A support
- Bluetooth 4.0 LE, microUSB, Wi-Fi, GLONASS, A-GPS, NFC, GSM
- 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9mm
- Android 4.2.2 with Optimus UIBlack or white color options
Right away you’ll see that this phone has some awesome specs, but what about the special features we mentioned?
A Look at Special Features
According to the LG press release, all of the following unique features are making their way to the LG G2:
- Answer Me: Automatically answers the call after lowering the ringtone when the phone is raised to one’s ear.
- Plug & Pop: Recommends options or related features to choose from when the earphone or USB cable is detected.
- 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.
- 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.
- Slide Aside: Enables easier multitasking by simply “sliding” open apps off to the side using a three-finger swipe.
- Guest Mode: Protects owner’s privacy by displaying only pre-selected apps when guests access the phone with a secondary unlock pattern.
The ability to simply pick up and answer the phone, or plug in an earphone and have the phone know what you are going to do with it? Pretty epic, I’d say.
When is the phone arriving?
While we don’t have word on exact arrival times, we do know that the phone is expected to first arrive in South Korea and then make its way to the United States, Europe and other regions in the coming eight weeks.
So what do you think of the LG G2? Interested or not?