LG Optimus G2 launching at CES 2013

News Paul Briden 14:36, 4 Jan 2013

LG is preparing the Optimus G2 for a showcase at CES 2013 next week, reports indicate

LG may launch the Optimus G2 to debut a successor model to the Optimus G at CES 2013 event in Las Vegas.

The news comes from DigiTimes, which reports the handset will feature a 5.5-inch display and a quad-core Qualcomm S4 Snapdragon chip, specifically the MSM8974 ‘Prime’ model which can be clocked up to 2.5GHz.

This is an improvement on the original Optimus G which had a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro model. The Optimus G2 will be the first device to run a Qualcomm S4 Prime chip.

The MSM 8974 chip also includes 4G support built-in, although whether LG chooses to make use of this or not remains to be seen.

Famously, the LG-made Nexus 4 was reported to have on-die 4G support which Google and/or LG chose not to exploit, though in that particular case this was likely to keep the handset as affordable as possible.

An official LG teaser video for the event pegs the company’s big product announcements for January 7.

We’ll be in attendance at CES 2013 to bring you all the juicy details so be sure to check back with us for more info on LG’s next big flagship.

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