LG Optimus G2 pegged for Autumn launch
LG's next flagship, the Optimus G2, will arrive in Autumn, reports say, but the company might have an Optimus GK in the meantime
LG will launch its next flagship, the Optimus G2, in Autumn 2013 according to reports.
CNET's Scott Webster revealed that 'according to the latest chatter' the Optimus G2 will arrive in the latter half of the year, having failed to show at CES 2013 where it was expected to debut.
The rest of the rumours remain fairly unchanged, it's expected to pack a 1080p HD display at between 5-inches and 5.5-inches, just like all the cool kids.
Likewise it remains uncertain whether the Optimus G2 will land with Android Jelly Bean or if it'll be among the first devices to sport Google's next software iteration, the supposed 5.0 Key Lime Pie build.
Earlier rumours indicated the Optimus G2 may also be fitted with one of Qualcomm's new S4 Snapdragon 'Prime' quad-core processor chips, which are said to be much faster than the current quad-core Pro chips found in the likes of Sony's Xperia Z. The Optimus G2's setup might well be clocked at 2.5GHz on the MSM 8974 chip with built-in 4G LTE capability.
With all that said, this is the actual launch we're talking about. It remains possible that LG will at least showcase the handset at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February as the company's only mobile related announcement at CES was that it would be attending the Barcelona expo with new smartphone products.
However, a nice spanner in the works is another rumour of an LG Otpimus GK, said to be heading to MWC and planned to launch in time to rival Samsung's Galaxy S4.
Webster writes: 'Further muddying the waters, LG may also be planning a stopgap device for MWC, which reportedly might have a 5.5-inch HD display and quad-core processor. Presumably running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the so-called 'GK' could be LG's attempt to beat Samsung to market with a big, bad, superphone.'
We'll be at MWC to bring you all the latest smartphone and tablet news, LG and otherwise.