LG just took the wraps off of its brand new G2 flagship Android smartphone during a press event in New York City. The device is equipped witha 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, a 5.2-inch display with a 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution and a 423ppi, 32GB or 16GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera and a 3,000mAh battery. Also, LG has indeed moved the volume controls to the back of the phone instead of placing them on the side like every other device. We’ll see if this catches on.
The G2 will ship with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on board, which isn’t the latest Android 4.3 release. LG said the phone will hit 130 carriers over the next eight weeks in South Korea. It will be followed by a launch in North America and Europe, though LG did not announce carrier partners or pricing for the phone.
Stay tuned for our hands-on shortly.