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New Leaked LG G2 Picture Details a Possibly Removable 2,540mAh Battery

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One of the features that many smartphone users crave for is a removable battery. With the ability to swap batteries, someone could always have a spare battery with them, making sure that their phone is never without charge. According to a new leaked image that has surfaced on the web, the LG G2 could feature such a thing, while its size has also been noted at 2,540mAh. Not a bad size at all. 

We have seen the outsides of the G2 pictured and even filmed, but seeing a close up of its “interior” is something we have yet to see. This shot gives us a decent look at the back-facing volume and power buttons, while also giving us a peak at the device’s battery. It’s an interesting shot that has been cropped weirdly, but it gives us an idea nevertheless.

Does the ability to remove the G2’s battery make it a bit more desirable for you?

Via: Phone Arena

  • Jacob Dominic Loera

    give me removable back sd card 1080p 5 inch screen snapdragon 800 will be an instant buy!

  • I-Troll-U

    I prefer not to carry batteries around with me.

  • me

    Are you guys still listening to bionic? Lol like the crazy spec Moto X that he mentioned?

    • I-Troll-U

      Sarge is an imaginary friend.

  • http://twitter.com/jdrch jdrch

    One thing’s shure: LG’s going after Samsung hardcore with this.

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  • John Burke

    I prefer keep my portable charger than a spare battery.
    Spare battery only works on that one device VS my portable charger I can use on whatever devices I have with me.

    • turdbogls

      true, but there are some downfalls to the portable charger. it isn’t instant full power…meaning it takes time to charge it up.

      and aren’t they larger/more cumbersome to carry around than a thin flat extra battery? been a while since i have seen portable chargers, but anyone that DOESN’t have a purse or bag with them really can’t carry one around as easily as a spare battery.

      • John Burke

        Mine is a pocket-sized Energizer that runs off 3 3,800mAh AA’s so no problem with portability.

      • Big_EZ

        I would not be carrying a battery in my pocket unless it’s in a case. I’ve seen far to many explode.

        • turdbogls

          a. they usually explode when they are being powered
          b. you have seen like what, 15 “cell phone explodes” news reports out of the BILLIONS of cell phones sold. I’ll take my chances.

          • Big_EZ

            I’m not talking about the “my cell phone exploded!” stories. I’m talking about batteries in general, and it happens frequently. Also, they are more prone to exploding when discharging, or in extreme conditions (I live in Florida so my pocket has extreme conditions most of the day). As long as you are using the correct voltage charger there’s a low risk of explosion.

  • roberthenderson

    A big positive

  • Goldstars

    that model unit from the leak is actually Korean version of G2.

    that is not the international version…

  • Goldstars

    5.2 ” is G2 ‘s OVERALL Display

    but its actually smaller than Xperia Z and other phone with 5 ‘ inch Display.

    this phone measured

    5.47mm TALL

    2.8 mm wide.

    6.5-7mm thin

    VERY COMPACT INDEED.

    • tyguy829

      i’m assuming you mean inches for the height and width?

      • Weber

        WHAT IS THIS, A PHONE FOR ANTS?!

    • Gnex

      Stop spewing your trash at everyone.

    • MK17

      That’s insane that LG is making a phone that is thicker than it is tall. How are they fitting a 5.2″ screen on a device that measures 0.2in Tall by 0.1 in wide by .26 in “thin”.

    • turdbogls

      is that 154.7mm tall? or 5.47 inches tall or what. please clarify.

      but 7mm thin is ridiculous with that battery!

  • Goldstars

    LG G2 is beautiful sexy (thin) classy elegant design.

    similar and inspired by LG Nexus 4 (front)and LG nitro HD,(back) also inspired by LG optimus G’s crystal reflections on the back.

    very Unique ,stylish and innovative design
    ( volume rockers and power button on the back)
    more easier to rich/press by using either RIGHT, or LEFT INDEX fingers.

    that dual speakers/microphone on the bottom is also great.

    BATTERY PROBLEM???
    LG ‘s NEW technology is not always about numbers…

    LG did a great job for optimizing 2540mAh battery.(REMOVABLE)
    its equivalent to 3000mAh from other manufacturers.

    Great 2 have it…
    G2 will be the best device of the year 2013!

    • deadpenguins

      Thank you Mr. LG sponsor for that wonderful speech. :P
      This phone is shaping up to be awesome. It’s between the G2 and the Moto X for me. My gnex is eager to go into retirement already!

    • Richard Yarrell

      Lg is SOFT without question and so are there overall sales of the Gpro on At&t. It’s pretty comical how people hop on the bandwagon left and right. This LgG2 won’t come close to the Galaxy Note 3. It’s easily the Note 3 for me NOTHING ELSE WILL EVEN come close..

      • squiddy20

        “It’s pretty comical how people hop on the bandwagon left and right.” Says the moron who “hopped on” the Samsung bandwagon 1.5 years ago and has since been saying it’s “boss” or has a “gangster”. And just 2 years ago were saying HTC was “boss” and “could never be beat”. What a hypocrite.

        • William_Morris

          I remember his posts about how Sprint was the carrier to beat with the HTC Evo being the undeniable greatest smartphone ever made.

    • Diablo81588

      What kind of nonsense is that? A battery is rated by capacity. 2540mAh is 2540mAh.. The only thing I can see is tweaking the power consumption, but the battery is no different. It could be smaller than a typical 2540mAh battery, but won’t be equivalent to a 3000mAh battery in capacity.

    • reynold

      Hey spam bot. You’re doing it wrong.

  • Mvrcel Lgt

    Hope they change some stuff for the nexus5 cause i will defo buy another Nexus made by LG =)

  • Drooooid

    I’m pretty happy with the 2,600mAh battery in my Galaxy S4 :)

  • Hans Dirk Kwazneski

    LG has really stepped up their game… a few years back, I would have never thought they’d grow into the company they’re becoming. Very impressed and 2500 mah removable battery is NOT bad :)

  • Tyler

    Having the buttons on the back of the device is VERY dumb imo. I sometimes use my phone sitting on a desk. With the only button to turn on the display being on the back you would need to flip the phone over and push it. There is no front button like the galaxy phones because this has on-screen buttons (which i like). Overall this doesn’t seem thought out.

    • Nathan Aker

      Maybe it’ll have always on voice commands like the Moto X for turning on the phone when you cant reach the button.

      • Goldstars

        LG G2 is beautiful sexy (thin) classy elegant design.

        similar and inspired by LG Nexus 4 (front)and LG nitro HD,(back) also inspired by LG optimus G’s crystal reflections on the back.

        very Unique ,stylish and innovative design
        ( volume rockers and power button on the back)
        more easier to rich/press by using either RIGHT, or LEFT INDEX fingers.

        that dual speakers/microphone on the bottom is also great.

        Great 2 have it…

    • Goldstars

      LG G2 is beautiful sexy (thin) classy elegant design.

      similar and inspired by LG Nexus 4 (front)and LG nitro HD,(back) also inspired by LG optimus G’s crystal reflections on the back.

      very Unique ,stylish and innovative design
      ( volume rockers and power button on the back)
      more easier to rich/press by using either RIGHT, or LEFT INDEX fingers.

      that dual speakers/microphone on the bottom is also great.

      Great 2 have it…

      • Tyler

        I’m not saying this is a bad phone, just one quirk i dont like. In the situation where you’re not holding it and you want to turn on the display instead of just pushing a button on the side, top or front you need to pick up the phone. When i sit at my desk I leave my phone sitting out, where this situation would happen for me. Right side power buttons will always be king in my opinion. There is plenty of phones out there for me to get and this one probably wont hit Verizon anyway. LG’s loss not mine.

        • Corey Foltman

          its new and im not a fan. it seems like an awkward place to have it, no matter how you use the phone. side buttons work cause that’s where your fingers are during use.

    • Liderc

      have to agree, this is a poor design. I could understand the volume rocker, but the power button on the back is a deal breaker.

  • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

    Current plan on VZW doesn’t end till February, what do I do?!
    Buy off contract and preserve unlimited data? or upgrade and get tiered data?

    Or go to ATT or T-Mobile??!?!

    Which phone?!!?

    HALP!

    • Bionic

      What is your average data usage now? Never ever ever go to ATT

      • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

        It’s out of wack because I update my GNex a lot with CM nightlies

        I re-download apps and sometimes cache my Google Music over 4G. This month I’ve used 4GB and its halfway through…

        • Bionic

          yeah……T mobile might be for you if you live in a good coverage area

          • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

            baltimore, md. but not lookin that great on the coverage map…

          • Bionic

            dunno what to tell ya, better start saving money

          • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

            keep unlimited or get tiered data?

            which phone in feb?

          • Bionic

            Motorola Nova

          • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

            wtf is that? unlimited or tiered

          • Bionic

            dude…….its a phone…….not a plan

          • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

            it was two separate questions…

            whats that phone, never heard anything about it

            and should i stick with unlimited and buy off contract

            or upgrade for 200 and get tiered data..

          • Bionic

            Motorola Nova will be the kickass phone of Q1 2014.

            Think moto X on steroids.

            2. I cant answer that for you. I think if you plan to stay with verizon you are better to just use an upgrade and pick a tier because we all know that Verizon is going to kill unlimited data for EVERYONE at some point, regardless of contract or not.

          • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

            interesting, how big of screen and specs and battery?

            also i wonder what they’d do with the unlimited data? just plop u on a tiered data plan?

          • Bionic

            Specs are subject to change becuase this phone is so far away.

            But sarge said 5.2 inch screen, huge battery, snapdragon 800

          • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

            who’s sarge? and not bad, removable battery?

          • Bionic

            and i dont know if the batt can be removed or not

          • Goldstars

            LG ‘s NEW technology is not always about numbers…

            LG did a great job for optimizing 2540mAh battery.(REMOVABLE)
            its equivalent to 3000mAh from other manufacturers.

          • Bionic

            That’s nice, what the fuckk does it have to do with what I said to Nathan?

          • Bionic

            The dude with the inside info

          • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

            ah i thought it was sergey brin…lol

          • dee

            Sarge is probably his boyfriend…

          • tomn1ce

            That sounds good so far.

          • Dean

            What happened to the supped up Moto X that was supposed to land this fall? I always thought (via rumors of course) that Moto would launch the X, a high end X, and then the NOVA in 1Q2014.

          • Nathan Aker

            T-mobile coverage should be pretty good there, thats a pretty big city.

          • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

            i checked the map, the city is good but i live a little north of it in baltimore county… i saw lots of yellow 2G

          • Nathan Aker

            Oh, see that’s the problem with T-mobile they have great speeds if you can get them but a lot of times you get stuck on Edge and they need to fix that.

      • needa

        nothing wrong with at&t. they have excellent coverage and they are cheaper than verizon when you have three or more devices on the same plan. otherwise they are the same as verizon. they have a much better phone selection and their phones are much much easier to root and rom. their phones are gsm, which means they can be used on networks around the world and it also means you can buy phones on the cheap and use on at&t mvnos.
        there are many pluses to using at&t. many more than verizon.

        • Joe

          So they’re better for things most people won’t use? AT&T is a poor man’s Verizon.

          • Corey Foltman

            a poor man’s vzw is only $10 cheaper…must not be a very poor man…

  • KOBALT

    CRAP BATTERY. Cmon! 2540 is nothing! Enjoy your LG phone. Maybe wait until Kenmore or Whirlpool make a phone, instead?!

    • Bionic

      My S4 is 2600mah and I am averaging 1 day 9 hours. Even if I have the rare heavy use day with 3 hours of screen time you are talking about 13 hours or so of life.

      • KOBALT

        My wife has one and the battery life is garbage. I’m enjoying my Note2 battery for at least 2 full days, overclocked.

        Also, screw LG. Might as well wait for a Vizio phone.

        I too can put duct tape on a phone and write stuff.

        • Bionic

          I really dont understand how that is possible. I run a ton of widgets and have my screen set to 100%. I can take a GSAM screen shot if you need me to.

          The snapdragon 600 is very efficient. Especially when Idle

        • John

          Dude you gotta get off Samsungs nut sack. Just because you dont want the device doesnt mean it isnt a great design or overall device.

          • KOBALT

            I was never a Samsung person until my first phone from them. They apparently know how to build a phone for power users. All these other phones are for Best Buy nutsackers like yourself who will buy whatever is on sale with the worst specs.

      • Diablo81588

        3 hours of screen on time is not heavy use.

    • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

      In a normal-sized phone? 2540 is fantastic. This isn’t a phablet.

      • Bionic

        exactly and considering it will likely be running the 800, which is even more efficient than the 600, it should be good to go.

    • T4rd

      That’s a pretty large battery.

      But Google needs to focus on power efficiency in their next revision. If the iPhone can last all day with a 1400 mAh battery, Android should last at least 2 days with a 2500+ mAh battery, but they don’t with moderate usage. Large batteries are a quick fix that we need a real solution to.

      • zephiK

        You’re also forgetting the fact that most Android devices at 4.7″+ bigger whereas the iPhone is 3.5″ or 4″. Higher resolution will consume more battery.

        • T4rd

          The resolution isn’t too blame for the battery discrepancy. It’s poor management of background services.

          • Diablo81588

            I assure you, having a higher resolution display will drain more battery. It may not be the main factor for Android’s inefficiency, but its definitely a factor.

          • T4rd

            That depends on the SoC used in the phone and how power efficient it is at displaying that resolution. Having a larger screen to power/light is probably more power intensive than the differences between resolutions.

      • Richard Yarrell

        iphone doesn’t last all day my friend. They too have poor battery life.

        • T4rd

          That depends on how you use it. Most people I know/see with an iPhone don’t have battery issues with them. I definitely wouldn’t say the iPhone has “poor” battery life though and don’t think I’ve seen any reviews that say that either. It’s definitely better than the average Android phone with a considerably larger battery from the charts I’ve seen.

          • Manthas

            My wife’s iPhone 4S does last longer than my Galaxy Nexus, but there are obviously many mitigating factors to that. Smaller, lower power consumption screen, no LTE chip, etc. Of the various friends / coworkers / colleagues that I know that have iPhones of various varieties, while the battery life does tend to be a little better than their equivalent Android counterparts, it’s not nearly as night and day as your original comment makes it sound like.

        • squiddy20

          And you would know this because you’ve used on lately somewhere other than a carrier store? Oh right, you’re the idiot that continuously claims he’d “never touch it with a ten foot pole”. Moron.

    • Goldstars

      LG G2 is beautiful sexy (thin) classy elegant design.

      similar and inspired by LG Nexus 4 (front)and LG nitro HD,(back) also inspired by LG optimus G’s crystal reflections on the back.

      very Unique ,stylish and innovative design
      ( volume rockers and power button on the back)
      more easier to rich/press by using either RIGHT, or LEFT INDEX fingers.

      that dual speakers/microphone on the bottom is also great.

      BATTERY PROBLEM???
      LG ‘s NEW technology is not always about numbers…

      LG did a great job for optimizing 2540mAh battery.(REMOVABLE)
      its equivalent to 3000mAh from other manufacturers.

      Great 2 have it…

      • Bionic

        Are you the official LG battery dickkk sucker?

        • Dee

          Better than you ,who thinks he’s some of industry insider ,but talks out of his rear..

          • Goldstars

            that model unit from the leak is actually Korean version of G2.

        • Goldstars

          i know this phone… i tested the unit in Korea

      • rk

        I don’t find flat and thin designs as comfortable to hold. A little curvature on the back ala the galaxy nexus makes a world of difference. It seems like the moto x is designed this way as well.

  • Bionic

    LG is making the nexus 5. Per sarge.

    • decidedtochangename

      I guess it wouldn’t be the first time an OEM said one thing and did the opposite.

      • Bionic

        Yup, and its coming in October, just like almost every other Nexus in history. It will be running 5.0

        • decidedtochangename

          Hopefully that means the moto x+ ships with 5

          • Bionic

            Nope. The nexus 5 will be the 5.0 flagship, which means it’ll be first to run it.

          • decidedtochangename

            Oh. I was hoping moto had an inside track for their second device.

          • Bionic

            No, that would look bad on google. Google always gives the new OS to the October Nexus release

          • David

            Any news on price?

        • Michael Harrison

          Expect KLP to be on the 4.x base, not 5.0.

          • Bionic

            Nope

          • Michael Harrison

            Yep

          • valapsp

            No one thinks that way. When the whole name changes the numbers change too. You’re right about android 4.3 that keeps the JB name.

          • Michael Harrison

            Umm…you realize J is not the 4th letter of the alphabet, right? Every name change is NOT a new base. The 4.x base has currently had two names, ICS and JB. The 2.x base had Eclair, Froyo, and GB (2 different API levels in fact, same as JB). 4 API Levels and a 3rd name would be appropriate for the 4.x base, and a good reason to expect KLP on the 4.x base. It’s too soon for an entire new base really, and with Google just investing a lot of time into the new web site on holo design, seems even more unlikely to start altering now. Plus there has been little evidence out there to show even testing on a 5.x base.

          • valapsp

            Thanks for the info.

    • joejoe5709

      Funny how the Nexus4 has a non-removable battery. Was that an LG decision or a Google decision. Probably LG. So if that’s the case, I’ll believe him.

      • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

        The Nexus 4 was built off the Optimus G, which had a non-removable battery. So yes, obviously LG’s decision.

        • joejoe5709

          Right. I’m not even sure why I asked. Momentary forgetfulness. Well I’m glad they’ll be offering a removable one then.

    • huskerkate

      i’m digging this device! i wonder if there’s any shot the N5 ends up on VZW…?!

      • Bionic

        hahahahahahahahahahahaha. NO!!!!

        • huskerkate

          will it at least have a cdma lte radio so i can buy it full retail??

          • michael arazan

            Will their be a Nexus Edition and Developer Edition of the Nexus 5? = P

          • Charlie

            sounds silly, i know. i’m locked into VZW cuz of my wife and son’s phones, and just want to know if there’s any way i will be able to use it on VZW.

            also, there were reports last year or earlier this year that, with the Nexus devices, Google might move toward just offering them thru Play and not necessarily distributing them to carriers. obviously, it will have GSM since the other carriers aren’t nearly as pr*ckish about unlocked bootloaders (and that GSM is more prevalent world wide). but, the Q remains whether they will also include a cdma/lte variant or include cdma radios in all the units.

            it’s not surprising that VZW may not directly offer another Nexus, despite the GNex’ success. we all know how ridiculously stringent VZW is with respect to locking down bootloaders.

            after owning the OG and GNex, i just can’t stomach the thought of not getting another Nexus. and, because i am locked into VZW, i thought Q’ing whether a cdma variant would be made available was a semi-legitimate inquiry.

    • James Hill

      Who the ___ is Sarge?

      • Col_Angus

        Sergey Brin… He and Larry Page founded Google.

    • michael arazan

      Interesting, because the last public statement by LG was in February saying they were in “Negotiations” for the Next Nexus phone

  • Bionic

    I love removable storage and batteries. That being said I have not purchased another battery for my S4 because of its awesome life.

  • joejoe5709

    Very nice. That’ll work. But honestly if it’s going to use a giant LCD screen, it’s gonna need it. Oh and I’d say the removable battery is certainly a big plus but not a deal breaker if all the other specs are awesome.

    • Bionic

      I actually agree If it was using AMOLED it would be better.

      • zurginator

        So much of Android is becoming lightly colored that AMOLED would probably be a bad idea.

        • Bionic

          Meh, moot point with me. I came from a Bionic and i was satisfied with that screen, now I have the awesome screen of the S4.

          Its just a phone at the end of the day. Not your living room TV

        • Nathan Aker

          Seems like it would look cooler with all those deep vibrant colors you get from an AMOLED screen.

        • joejoe5709

          True, but most of what I do other than calling and texting is social media, YouTube and internet browsing which typically has a white background anyway. On the flipside, Google is going for a sort of colorful theme on a light background which does still look very vibrant on AMOLED. Plus, I prefer the overboosted saturation on my backgrounds or when watching videos.

          • zurginator

            I’m actually not a fan of the excessive saturation. I used to like it (My first 2 phones were a SGS and GS2), but after getting my hands on an IPS my opinion has changed — especially with them side by side.

            Regardless, the original point was that white kills battery with an AMOLED display, and most of Android is now white (Play apps, Messaging, Web, Social Media, Email, etc). Also I’ve yet to see a legitimate white AMOLED.

    • Goldstars

      LG ‘s NEW technology is not always about numbers…

      LG did a great job for optimizing 2540mAh battery.
      its equivalent to 3000mAh from other manufacturers.

      • Joe

        Somebody ban this idiot

        • joejoe5709

          Agreed. This is isn’t the stupidest thing I’ve heard today, but it’s darn close. There’s no way this is correct. But even it were, LCD tech tends to use a little more power than AMOLED so this thing could probably use more power than the S4.

  • Tyler Durden

    It already has an edge over the HTC One.

  • NorCalGuy

    I would take it with or without on Vz…

  • KnowYourEnemy462

    If this phone ends up being what Google uses for the Nexus 5, I’m so there.

    • Jordan

      I was thinking the same thing. I hope their will still be Nexus phones along with these Google Edition phones that google is releasing

    • Tyler Durden

      Minus the removable back and SD slot

      • michael arazan

        Sad, but true

      • KnowYourEnemy462

        I certainly don’t except an SD slot on a Nexus but I don’t see why they wouldn’t include the removable battery.

  • tony

    Too many phones comming out this fall AGAIN. Tough choices, Honami, N5, G2, Moto X

    • tyguy829

      don’t forget note 3

      • KOBALT

        The only one that matters.

        • tyguy829

          i wouldn’t go that far. The G2 is looking really promising…especially if it turns into the next nexus

          • Goldstars

            there is already a LG NEXUS 5… Lucky Goldstar is working for the next LG Nexus5 .
            believe me i know it…

  • paul_cus

    Less, actually.

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      How come? :)

      • paul_cus

        I’m just more of a fan of unibody phones at this point. It’s not a huge sticking point, though. I will give them credit for keeping it really thin, even though it will have a removable battery. This does seem like the most interesting phone coming down the pipeline, overall.

      • zurginator

        I would assume for the same reason I’m not necessarily a fan: removable backs make a device feel less solid. Period. I don’t rock cases, so the nekkid feel is important to me.

    • Bobbert

      Care to explain why?