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LG confirms G2 as next flagship, ditches Optimus branding

A picture from Twitter leakster @evleaks revealed not too long ago that LG may call its next flagship device the G2, with the South Korean company officially confirming the name in a press release last night. LG says that the new G series will represent a premium brand, with the old Optimus naming scheme left by the wayside.

And that’s really all there is to it. LG’s next phone will simply be the LG G2, not the LG Optimus G2. Naturally, the company didn’t share any other details about the handset, but we have a pretty good idea of what to expect thanks to a bevy of rumours. The G2 is said to include a near edge-to-edge 5.2-inch 1080p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera, and a new and unusual design.

Leaked pictures of the phone show that LG has repositioned the volume rocker. Instead of being on the side of the phone,  the up and down controls will now be found on the back, just below the camera module. It’s a strange design choice that definitely needs some hands-on time for firmer impressions, but one that should help to cut down on the thickness of the device.

We’ll find out exactly what LG has in store on August 7th. The South Korean manufacturer has invited the press to an event in New York City that should be an announcement for the LG G2.

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