LG officially announced the G2 smartphone yesterday, but the company left out two pretty key details: the release date and the price. Just a day later though, the handset’s off-contract price in the EU has leaked, giving us a sense of how much the phone may cost when it lands in the U.S. According to Ocaholic and its anonymous sources, the LG G2 will start at 599 euros for the 16GB unlocked model and 629 euros for 32GB, making it noticeably more expensive than the Galaxy S4, which currently starts at 520 euros.
Based on these claims, we can assume that an unlocked LG G2 would sell at $599 and $629 price points if the South Korean company decides to offer an off-contract version in the U.S. at all. Ocaholic also notes that the handset will launch on most EU carriers including Three and O2 in the U.K., while we already know that the device will be available on all the major U.S. carriers including Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.
LG unveiled the much-hyped G2 to a lot of fanfare yesterday at a press event in New York. The new flagship handset is the first to be released with Qualcomm’s 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800 processor. It also comes equipped with a 5.2-inch, 1920 x 1080-pixel display at 423ppi, 16 or 32GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization, a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 3,000mAh battery. LG also made good on the rumors that it would move the volume controls and power button to the back of the device.