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Joining other giants in LG’s high-end smartphone lineup is the new LG G2 smartphone, which was unveiled at a recent press conference in New York. Boasting the latest hardware specs, the Korean company’s latest flagship smartphone comes with a big screen, no bezel, and unique positioning of its volume rock and power button.

In terms of raw power, specs, and size, the G2 is one of the most powerful devices that’s headed for the market.

Okay, to say that there’s no bezel seems unreal. But with only 2.65mm bezel on the sides, the LG G2’s display almost fully spans from edge to edge. Such a feat allows for a screen that’s 0.2 inches more than the Samsung Galaxy S4, that and the phone’s overall width is just 1mm more than the S4. The virtual absence of bezel may be problematic to user experience; one can only hope that LG has put accidental touches and decrease in responsiveness into account.

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LG G2 Specs

  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 5.2-inch IPS display (1080×1920 True HD), ~424ppi
  • 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 13-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
  • 2.1-megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac<
  • 3G, HSDPA, LTE
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • Dimensions: 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9mm
  • Weight: 143g
  • Li-Po 3200mAh battery

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The placement of the volume and power buttons at the back is yet another attention-grabbing feature of the LG G2. That said, there are actually no side buttons. Given the phone’s width, one may actually be able to reach the repositioned buttons with just one hand and without too much fumbling and effort. LG even did its homework: the new location is actually where the user’s index finger usually rests while holding the phone with one hand.

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UPDATE: LG G2 Philippines Price, Specs, Availability

Perhaps just following the trend set by other phone brands, or maybe realizing that there’s less profit to gain in exclusivity, the LG G2 is slated for a US release over multiple carriers: T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T. No other official word about price and availability in other countries has been revealed so far. We believe it will take a while before it lands in the Philippines as the LG Optimus G Pro has just reached our shores.



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