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LG’s New Flagship Device Officially Dubbed the G2

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In a short-but-sweet press release sent out this evening by LG, we now have confirmation on the name of their next flagship phone. It’s the LG G2. No Optimus branding will be found anywhere near this phone or any of their future flagships. It’s all about the “G.”

The LG G2 is expected to be announced at a press event that LG is hosting in NYC on August 7.

In semi-related news, LG also announced that any new 4:3 phones will be dubbed “Vu,” because you know, we all were asking for more 4:3 phones. 

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Press Release

LG ALIGNS PREMIUM SMARTPHONE BEHIND NEW “G” NAME

G Branding for All Future LG’s Premium Phones

SEOUL, July 19, 2013 — The next flagship device from LG Electronics (LG) will be officially known as G2 and will be the first smartphone from LG to be launched as part of the company’s new “G” premium brand. Future smartphones in the same series will carry only the G name while the branding of mobile devices that have already been in-troduced will continue unchanged.

“Our vision is to make LG’s newest G devices synonymous with excellence, raising the bar even further for the ultimate in user experience,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The new G2 will build upon the excellent reputation established by previous G Series products.”

Furthermore, LG’s premium 4:3 display smartphones will be rebranded as simply “Vu:” going forward. All of LG’s smartphones feature next generation core technologies and familiar UX with each series highlighting a different facet of the company’s product expertise.

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About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing 87,000 people working in 113 locations around the world. With 2012 global sales of USD 45.22 billion (KRW 50.96 trillion), LG comprises five business units — Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Air Conditioning & Energy Solution and Vehicle Components — and is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. LG Electronics is a 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. For more news and information on LG Electronics, please visit www.LGnewsroom.com.

  • Ian

    “officially dub July 17 as ‘New Nexus 7 Leak Day’?” & “flagship device officially dubbed”

    Kellex’s word o’ the day: dub :)

    • coolsilver

      wub wub dub dub wub

    • Ibrick

      Furry dong?

  • James Hill

    Maybe they could have called it the L2G2? Like R2D2, just sayn’

  • KingC

    So we are just going to forget about the T Mobile G2 by HTC?

    • Weber

      We haven’t already done that?

  • LiterofCola

    Meh.

  • Daistaar

    Who cares about the G2?! Give me that Vu! I really hope It’s got a state of the art 4:3 CRT screen and external antenae like rabbit ears so we can adjust for our own reception!

  • Dee

    Call it the LG wacckabacka if you want, as long as you spec it right – i dont care

    • Nick S

      Chewy and I agree.

  • disastrousrainbow

    Sounds like a Gillette razor or something.

    • EC8CH

      lift and cut technology

      Pretty sure that typeface is called “Gillette”

  • droidrazredge

    I’m going to wait for the 4th iteration of this phone so my LG can fly past the other phones like a G6.

  • roy69

    If LG had there shop in BEST BUY they should call it the “G-Spot”. Just a thought!

    • James Hill

      And the Samsung shop next to it would be the co#k block.

      • chris420o

        nd all the phones would like identical…stupid koreans

  • http://techonblogger.ward.pro/ Stynkfysh

    LGG2, R2D2 – whatever.

  • MKader17

    And this, if popular will forever be known as the LG2 because LGG2 will male you sound like you are studerring.

    • middlehead

      Or looking for R2D2′s hillbilly cousin.

      • michael arazan

        I thought that was the R5-D4, the one with the bad motivator unit

  • Krank

    Hope this phone makes it to Verizon, Any possibility? Even if it is a month or 2 later?

    • jose

      Verizon? LOL

      A month later? LOLz

  • Bill Hill

    Like A G6?

    • Cpt S

      Fly like a G6…

  • dannyWHITE

    And tomorrow Samsung will drop the “Galaxy” name to just make it Samsung S4.

  • Butters619

    Once you start drinking G2 its really hard to go back to regular Gatorade. It’s just too sweet. Wait….what were we talking about?

    • gabravo2005

      Water sucks. Gatorade is better

      • Tyler Durden

        Fat people love gatorade

        • KleenDroid

          Most people can’t afford that much Gatorade.

          Cool aid is cheaper!

          • Butters619

            Kool-Aid*

          • Ibrick

            Oh Yeah?

      • Phillip Bee

        The waaaater sucks .. it reeeally really sucks !! lool

        • Shawn Pourhosseini

          no kernel sanders you’re wrong..Mommas Right!

  • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

    Am I the only one who thought about Inspector Gadget when the title said G2?

  • Scottyb112

    G2 Phone Home!

    • jboogie1289

      G2…Go Home!

  • Bionic

    AKA Nexus 5

    • TheWenger

      DO IT NOW!

      • EC8CH

        get to da choppa?

    • zurginator

      Please say Qi.

    • Michael

      You dont know what your talking about

      • Bionic

        you’re

    • Joe

      Here’s to hoping. Help me LG G2, you’re my only hop.

    • Brent Cooper

      Nexus 5 or wait for the Moto NOVA?

      • Bionic

        They will probably have similar specs so its up to you.

    • Daniel Reitzell

      Bionic, can’t wait for Nexus 5, I saw it supports LTE A, is that Verizon? What will be difference in Moto X and Nexus do you think?

      • Bionic

        The Moto X wont have the specs of the Nexus 5

  • http://www.youtube.com/kimirPORTALS kimir

    WHAT A PLOT TWIST

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      lol i thought for a moment it was the google g2 phone. they need new names…

      • Tyler Durden

        LG One 2

        • El_Big_CHRIS

          LG One 2 Maxxx HD S

        • michael arazan

          LG S X One, because LG likes to borrow from all the other manufacturer’s