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LG G2 Reportedly Confirmed for Verizon Launch in September

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According to a Korean news site, an LG executive has spilled the proverbial beans on the company’s launch plans for the upcoming G2 flagship device. Unveiling of the device is set to take place on August 7, with North American availability beginning sometime in September on Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. It’s not an official statement from LG, but with a device that has us pretty excited, we will keep the hypebeast going. 

Over the past few weeks, we have had many eyes-on with the device, everything from pictures to a full video. As for the specs and why you should be excited for this device, the G2 should launch with a Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, a gorgeous 1080p display, a extremely slim design and come running Android 4.2.2.

If this device does launch onto Big Red, are you jumping on it?

Via: Engadget | Khan.kr

Cheers Eric!

  • Richard Yarrell

    I would NEVER want anything other than the GALAXY NOTE 3 on T-mobile. But I am happy to see the Lg G2 as well as the Moto Xphone, and Nexus 5 all arriving on T-mobile.

  • Ghostface Milla

    htc one or bust

  • Fred

    Not really a deal breaker between the two but here is some biometrics talk from the people who do it.
    http://www.biometricupdate.com/201307/fingerprint-sensor-looks-likely-for-lg-g2/

  • Kmac

    Did Verizon gave up on the HTC ONE….. again…

  • Ibrick

    Possible Google Edition?

    • http://www.dsaif.com/ Saif

      Nexus 5

  • Xcalibur1011

    I have a feeling my next device will be an LG, whether it’s this or a Nexus 5. The clock is ticking down on my GNexus, and Moto has not WOW’D me.

  • Brandon

    So it’s all coming down to the: Note 3, One & MAXX/Mini, G2, S4, Nexus 5, and, not that it matters here, but the iPhone 5S/6. Am I missing any? That’s a pretty good fall lineup if they all come out within a few months of eachother…Which is unlikely at VZW.

  • LiterofCola

    Still iffy about buying an LG smartphone

  • Jillxz

    Now I don’t know which to get. I had been waiting for the HTC One to come to Verizon and now the LG G2 is coming and I don’t know which one to get . Love them both.

  • jh123416

    This just made me getting the Moto X a liiiiiiiiiiiiiittle bit difficult.

  • T4rd

    Nice. This will be the first LG smart phone on Verizon that is worth a damn.

    • LiterofCola

      The Voyager was good for it’s time.

      • T4rd

        Indeed. I had the Voyager and loved it. But it wasn’t a smart phone. It was a feature phone, which was about the best you could do on Verizon at the time outside of Blackberry or WM.

    • Jackson

      The nice thing is you could probably get a pretty good stock ROM when 5.0 comes because the nexus 5 is going to made after the g2

  • calum wilper

    so with this have there been any nexus 5 rumors?

    • Dee

      ill start a rumour up if you want

      • calum wilper

        hey yeah man, knock yourself out. throw in a confirmation that verizon will carry it but will updated by google, that’ll really take off.

      • Weber

        You sound like you’re from London

  • Zach B.

    I kinda keep forgetting LG is a thing.

  • Sirx

    Don’t give a hoot how slim. Want battery. Won’t keep rewarding OEMs for stuffing subpar to mediocre batteries in their devices, all so they can market the “ZOMG THIN!!!111!!!!xx!” nonspec.
    *Closely monitoring Droid Ultra. Considering waiting for Butterfly S*

    • SeanPlunk

      The Droid Ultra has a much smaller battery than the G2.

  • OnlyNexus

    I have never owned an LG phone. How are radios generally? My GNex is irritating me more and more everyday (though I love the rest of the phone).

    • Weber

      I’m curious as well. This is the only LG phone to pique my interest. It’s generally this or Moto X at this point. I’m just also waiting to find out if Carbon will provide rom support.

  • Hatyrei

    I still remember that rumor last year that Verizon will release an LG phone that will first support its new LTE-A network or VoLTE. That rumor was set to be on DEC. Last year but it didn’t happened.

  • Knlegend1

    Is verizon trying to get their act together.

    • socarwolverine

      Or maybe they’re realizing that they’re losing their stranglehood (if not already lost it) on the Android ecosystem and need to start making moves.

      • Knlegend1

        Lost it. Too many sub par variants to make the moto droid brand flourish was probably made painfully clear that no one wants them when they got the gs3.

    • tomn1ce

      I sure hope so I hate seen how at&t picks up the best phones from the OEMs and then vzw picks up the crumbs.

    • jh123416

      Sure seems like it!

  • Chris

    Had to re-read that headline twice. I wasn’t even considering this being a slight possibilty to upgrade to. I honestly don’t know what i’m doing now.

  • Timothy Robinson

    Love my Optimus G, but hate my Sprint coverage. This will be my new phone in the fall when I ditch Sprint for Verizon. LG gets a bad rap, but in my opinion their phones have come a long way recently.

  • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

    So basically a Note 3 in an S4 size phone by LG? Plus fingerprint scanner?

    • tomn1ce

      Would be nice if they would put the damn speakers on the front. It would render better sound quality and no need to put the volume at max level. I don’t get why if samsung placed the speakers on the front on the galaxy player 5.8 why can’t they or any other OEM, besides HTC, put them on the front of the damn phones.

      • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

        Agreed. If Samsung did the front speaker thing I would definitely be down with a Note 3. But for now I’m just going to wait.

  • sdny8

    If it feels comfortable in my hand. I wish manufacturers would stop at 5″. With the minimal bezels I think 5 would be OK.

  • dannyWHITE

    SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY LG!

  • calum wilper

    unlocked bootloader please? unlikely…. but hopeful

    • SeanPlunk

      The Optimus G Pro is locked down pretty good, I imagine the G2 will be the same. Verizon locks all their phones at this point unfortunately.

  • bboyairwreck

    if developers can unlock the bootloader on the G2 of Verizon, then I will drop my locked down Bionic and go for this. If not, waiting for the Moto X “hero” device

  • chris125

    It’s lg so probably not. Still haven’t shown they are behind their devices especially with updates.

  • Ian

    PICTURES!

  • timmy

    I know it shouldn’t be a deal breaker but the backside rocker is why I’m deciding against it.

  • duke69111

    Yes, if we don’t get a new Nexus on Verizon.

  • David Benson

    Pass… I HATE LG’s skin. I have an LG Lucid and it is laggy and not very sensitive at all.

    • dannyWHITE

      You seriously can’t compare the Lucid to the G2, it’s a completely different experience!

      • David Benson

        You can’t say it is a completely different experience if you have not seen or used the G2 yet.

        • dannyWHITE

          I’ve used the Optimus G and Optimus G Pro, I have a pretty good idea how it will be. But the Lucid…it’s not even in the same league!

        • Weber

          Then you can’t say that this LG skin will be laggy and non-responsive.

          • David Benson

            I am saying I hate the LG Skin that I have.

  • Anon

    This will be the base for the nexus 5. The G2 will launch on all 4 major carriers. Im sure devs will have great roms for this device because of this. Im very excited for this device. Its powerful and easy to use.

  • geedee82

    For me, it all comes down to the bootloader…

    • speraider430

      I’m not sure why we always think there is a glimmer of hope for something unlocked. I’d love it to happen but won’t hold my breath.

  • Ryan

    Cool specs bro. Can we get a good battery?

  • tyguy829

    So G2 or Moto X to replace my gnex? Decisions…

    • ToddAwesome

      Right there with ya, although I have to say, it’s holding up far better than I thought it would after having it this long.

      • tyguy829

        yeah same. Running paranoidandorid with the ak skull kernel and it’s holding up alright. Much better than my OG droid was a year and a half in–it was crawling by then.

        • ToddAwesome

          No doubt, my OG Droid was almost thrown against a wall on a daily basis at this point. I’m leaning towards the X, especially if it’s “affordable” off contract so I can keep my unlimited. If I hate it, fine, I’ll donate it to a family member and upgrade.

    • Chris Schmucker

      You’d probably have better luck with the X. Especially if its $300 off-contract. More developers for Moto devices (i assume) and less sketchy LG…skin….jank
      EDIT: I have a Gnex also

      • tyguy829

        i’m leaning that way, especially since the g2 will almost definitely be $600+

      • Charles Hobbs

        If can they pull a $300 price off then I’ll be getting the X, but if they’re both $600-ish then I’d prefer the G2, cause like most in the gnex boat, I gotta pay full price to keep my unlimited data…

    • tomn1ce

      I’m in the same boat, I’m looking into retiring my G-Nexus the end of the year. The possible candidates are the Moto X, Droid Maxx, G-Note 3 or the LG G2 if it actually makes it to vzw. I’m just waiting to till the end of the year to pull the trigger on any of those devices.

      • startedfromthegnex

        Man I had a g-nex until about 3 months ago when I called asurion and told me they don’t make 32 gb g-nex anymore and that they would happily replace it with a 16gb. I ask them why they would downgrade me and I need atleast an expansion sd slot. So they gave me a note 2 in exchange for a deductible. Now I can tackle the note 3 and pass my note 2 for a family member in need.

        • Bigwavedave25

          Ohh, I’ve been holding off buying a used GN2 to replace my ageing GNex… What do you think of it??

          (thinking about the GN3 for my next also)

        • Jack Hoffman

          Really? I got a replacement 32GB Gnex a couple weeks ago.

    • jh123416

      I think 99.9% of people with the Verizon GNex (myself included) are in this same boat. Tough….

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        Love my Optimus G, but hate my
        Sprint coverage. This will be my new phone in the fall when I ditch
        Sprint for Verizon. LG gets a bad rap, but in my opinion their phones
        have come a long way recently.

      • Gnex

        Same here. The G2 is sexy and all, but I’m sure the Moto X is going to be alot more Nexus-like.

        • michael arazan

          And the Moto X will probably get more OS updates and faster updates than the G2, I have yet to see an LG device get more than 1 update in a year and half that my friends and family have bought in the past

          • Deylune

            i would rather have faster updates from Google, than to own an LG Phone and see 1 update a year. Plus i have yet to own a stock android device.

          • tomn1ce

            You one update for the life of the LG devices.

    • Kevin Jung Hwang

      That is exactly my dilemma

    • Michael Kane

      G2 has Snapdragon 800. Snapdragon 800 has ALL the LTE A, exceptional power savings for data / phone radio and LG has some of the best screens if not easily on par with samsung / sharp screens. I see this being a fantastic phone. Lets hope it has either a huge 2700+ mah battery (possibly removable), SD card slot with a nice loud speaker! Its beautiful with no on screen buttons or physical buttons and edge to edge display!

      I have been waiting for the first 800 to hit verizon. I hope this phone is fabulous. Im not worried about the Moto x because i figure all that software is portable from that phone to any other phone like the G2.

      • anon

        2540 High density Silicone Li-on battery. I get 2 days with light use. average will be a full day with heavy use. removable with SD card slot.

        • Michael Kane

          The ATT G Pro has a 3000+ mah battery and only .3 larger. I would hope it runs closer to the 3k range in mah.

    • ZFlame

      i would go with the G2. it will be fantastic according to the leaked specs.

    • Roger Pedrosa

      I have gnex here too. G2 looks sexy…note 3 coming soon…so I too is in that what to buy mode. Hahaha…

  • lovedroid

    KLP might be unveiled not long after rumored release.

  • Tyler Durden

    no because it’ll never get 4.3

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Of course it won’t. It’ll jump 4.3 like Most OEMs will probably do.

      • Tyler Durden

        What I meant was, being Verizon, it won’t get the newest software.

  • lovedroid

    How is LG with updates?

    • staticx57

      Probably better than Verizon

      • Ej McCarty

        irrelevant if the phone is one Ver*zon

        • staticx57

          That was my point, LG could update the thing within the week, but verizon would drag their feet as always

        • EC8CH

          ohhhh I like the i*hone spelling of Ver*zon.

          +1 internets to you sir.

          • Ej McCarty

            Thank you sir! I just feel like they are becoming the apple of networks more and more everyday

          • speraider430

            Totally underrated comment…..

  • David Triscari

    So, we have : Note 3, G2, One and One Max, 3 Droids, S4 mini, BB A10, iPhone 5S, and who knows what else all coming over next 3 or so months?

    They better get going, then

    Edit: all rumored, of course, but still

    • tyguy829

      moto x, next nexus

    • Sean

      Highly doubt the next iteration of the One will be out in the next 3mo..

      • Tyler Durden

        the One Max is a separate device and coming in October/November

        • hkklife

          I have zero interest in iPhones or BBs. Also no interest in an “mini” anything. The new Droids will need to be seen in person because on paper they aren’t very impressive (other than the usual battery life) but will probably be as close as we get to a Nexus if the Moto X doesn’t come to VZW (and even if it does I want something beefier). One Max could very well be a sleeper hit, as could the G2. The Note 3 is probably too big for daily use and we all know VZW will never see another proper Nexus.

          I am still waiting for a 5″ to 5.3″ 1080P device with a tons of storage, preferably without Sense or Touchwiz, solid (if not great) battery life, and good build/reception on VZW! Basically, I think I had better just sit tight for the Moto “Nova” or “G” or whatever next year, huh?

          • T4rd

            Just get a 32GB (+64GB SD card) GS4 and flash the stock Android ROM from the GE GS4. Battery life and reception haven’t been issues on it from what I’ve read.

      • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

        One Max supposed to be out by the end of the year. And it’s not really another generation, same guts just larger screen.

  • Tom Luley

    This is pretty big news considering LG hasnt been a player on Verizon since their flip phones basically.

    Plus I know Kellex and Tim love this phone, if I remember correctly. This could be huge! (that’s what she said)

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

      It’s true, this phone has us quite excited. :)

      • tomn1ce

        It would be nice if vzw picks up their slack and stop letting att pick up all the good phones. Competition will be nice by the end of the year to see which device will replace my G-Nexus.

  • dtraini30

    Hmmmm, this could get really interesting. *Dreaming* what if this came to Verizon, then the next Nexus phone did? (Assuming it was based off of the G2). That’d be great.

  • Charles Hobbs

    Well, there’s the replacement to my Galaxy Nexus.

    • Dale

      Unless it’s also the base for the Nexus 5, but I doubt that would make its way to Verizon.

      • tyguy829

        depends when volte rolls out

        • Tyler Durden

          Next year, so won’t happen

          • tyguy829

            oh is that confirmed?

          • Justin W

            Verizon provided that info earlier this year.

          • Tyler Durden

            They (Verizon) said this a few months ago when they were rolling out more LTE towers. They had delayed VoLTE til 2014

          • duke69111

            I wonder if VoLTE will kill 4g data speeds?

          • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

            I don’t think so, they have to put up a ton more equipment so hopefully that would help with the extra traffic. Hopefully.

          • Joseph Pojunis

            NOTHING IS CONFIRMED

    • Greyhame

      If only it was as open as a Nexus. I’m getting a RAZR HD as a replacement phone on one of my lines, and I’m nervously hoping it won’t have the latest Verizon update that patches the bootloader exploit used to unlock it. And a bit nervous to actually start hacking it too, as I’m sure there’s a chance to brick it, unlike Nexus phones.

    • NorCalGuy

      Hopefully as long as the Dev support is there. Also wondering how locked down they will be as the moto’s are know to be next to impossible which is no good for the moto x.

      • Charles Hobbs

        For comparison, does anyone know if the Lg Optimus G Pro ever got it’s bootloader unlocked? Last I read devs had been fighting with it for months with no progress…

      • bd1212

        From what I’ve been reading, the bootloader on the Moto X is supposed to be unlocked on all carriers. It sounds pretty farfetched, especially considering that Verizon hates having phones with unlockable bootloaders on their network, but if you think about how good Motorola’s relationship with Verizon is, I could definitely see them convincing VZW to let them keep the bootloader unlocked. Also, don’t forget about the Galaxy Nexus, it had an unlocked bootloader on Verizon’s network.

        • Chris

          Something like “we’ll let you announce the x8 architecture on your droid lineup first, if you let us keep the bootloader unlocked on the Moto X” kind of agreement? Makes you wonder now, doesn’t it?

          • bd1212

            That’s one way they could’ve made an agreement, but I meant more along the lines of that they’ve had an exclusive contract to release the droid family of phones on Verizon for the last 4 years. They have a close relationship and Motorola seems to be one of the companies that is close enough to Verizon that they could convince them to allow an unlocked bootloader on their network. I’m wording this horribly, but I don’t really know how to explain what I’m trying to say. Doesn’t help that I haven’t slept in 28 hours lol.

      • David Narada Brown

        Verizon owns the “Droids” Moto X should be just as Google intended.

    • czechm8

      I’m in the same situation. Want to upgrade from my GNex, but can’t decide how long to wait. I am considering the HTC One, but that will almost be old news by the time VZ releases it. Galaxy S4 is another option. This new G2 may be the ticket. I’m not counting on another Nexus coming to VZ (Not sure I’d want it after the Gnex experiment!)

      • Chris

        Same situation. I’m leaning toward the Moto X just on roms alone, if the bootloader manages to be unlocked. I imagine it’d be the best bet for dev support on vzw atm. Unless hell freezes over and we get another nexus.

        • czechm8

          I want to see that phone as well. I’m not impressed with the specs, but I’ve always liked the Moto phones. If only they could duplicate their success with the original Droid.A855.

    • Drayton Fair

      So, a current thread to gather opinions: I am going to Europe Sept. 1 and want to take my phone. I am still with my rooted GNex on Verizon and have been waiting to upgrade at the last minute with the “best” device. So far, it looks like an 32 GB S4 is the best bet, with the swap-able SIM card and loads of extra SD storage. It looks like it’ll be too early for the G2, and the new Droids are eh. Anyone know if VZ will be releasing an S4 with the 800 processor before Sept. 1? Please help me decide, throw in your thoughts! (its got to be on VZ though) Thanks!

      • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

        No word on a Verizon S4 Snap 800. Only international markets so far. I would think you would have to get an international version if you want one, but it won’t work on Verizon.

    • EatUrCrap

      Idk, I know Verizon is horrible with updates no matter what, but I really don’t have faith in LG to provide quick updates on their end.

      • aVgJoE

        I dont know why everyone crys about how long it takes verizon to update. We should only care about unlockable boot loaders. I choose carefully so I get a phone that is always up to date faster than all carriers. OTA is dirty and unreliable after a few anyway.