The LG Optimus G was one of the most powerful Android phones to hit the streets when it launched in 2012 — and it earned a bit of extra geek cred when LG and Google partnered to make a few minor changes to the phone and launch a variant as the Google Nexus 4.
Now LG is working on a successor, and the LG Optimus G2 is expected to launch sometime this summer or fall. During the buildup to the official announcement, I’ve seen almost as many rumors about the next LG phone as you typically see for a next-gen iPhone.
Here are some of the latest.
According to Korean site Naver, the LG Optimus G2 will be one of the first smartphones to sport 3GB of RAM.
Up until last year, 1GB seemed like a lot of memory for a smartphone. But most top-tier Android handsets now ship with twice as much, offering better support for multitasking and heavy-duty apps that can strain a device with fewer resources.
At this point I doubt anyone would say no to an extra gigabyte or two of memory in a mobile device.
5.2 inch screen?
The folks at Techblog.gr have heard that the new phone will have a 5.2 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS display with a thin bezel.
But if Naver’s report is correct, then Techblog.gr’s may not be — according to this Greek blog (which does have a habit of digging up reliable leaks) the phone will have 2GB of RAM, and a 13MP camera with an optical image stabilizer.
This last tidbit isn’t so much a rumor as a fact. LG has already announced that it’s next G series phone would have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor.
Recent benchmarks show that this is one of the fastest ARM-based chips ever built.
via Phone Arena