LG has an event planned for Aug. 7, and the invites are dropping some not so subtle hints at what to expect. Over the past few weeks, we’ve not only been hearing rumors of the Optimus G2 dropping later this year, but seeing numerous pictures of the device leak out. So it’s not hard believing the G2 will take center stage next month. But you don’t even need to wait that long, because Engadget has received some very clear photos of the device and more details.
Thanks to an anonymous source, we’re able to put some rumored details with more images of the unannounced handset. It certainly looks slick; it exhibits a more refined Nexus 4-esque design (also made by LG), with a rounded rear shell that looks to be plastic. The front display has minimal bezel—supposedly it’ll be a 5.2-inch 1080p display—while the volume rocker is on the rear; a very strange design choice, but one we’ll likely hear a lot about during LG’s event.
The tipster also confirms the G2 will feature a Snapdragon 800 chip clocked at 2.3GHz, 2GB of RAM; the camera will allegedly be 13-megapixels. Apart from that, there’s not much else. The handset is also changing up the three capacitive nav buttons it used in the original Optimus G, instead opting for a more stock-like experience. Other specs such as battery are still unclear, but at this rate, it wouldn’t be surprising to see everything leak out before Aug. 7.
Update: Of course a video of the device had to show up. Leaked by 4Leakz on YouTube, the video goes over some hardware features of the G2, along with a short UI tour of the handset.