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LG G2 Official Image Surfaces on the Eve of Its Unveiling (Updated)

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Thanks once again to @evleaks, we have another official press image of a device moments before it has been officially unveiled. This time it’s the LG G2 which will be introduced by LG at a press event in NYC tomorrow morning. Tim is already in NYC preparing for the festivities, which we’ll also have a live blog of. 

The image above confirms the massive display, but also the rear-placed volume rocker and power-lock switch. Since the device appears to be incredibly slim, this placement of the physical buttons is probably a smart play, even if it could take some getting used to.

The G2 is expected to sport the world’s slimmest 5.2″ FHD display, Snapdragon 800 (quad-core) processor, 2GB RAM, microSD card slot, removable battery, on-screen navigation buttons, and at least Android 4.2.2 with LG’s newest custom skin on top.

Rumors suggest that we could see a multi-carrier launch for the G2, a first for LG. Verizon is reportedly already on board.

Update:  Here is another picture –

lg g2 front

Ready for the G2?

Via:  @evleaks

  • Everett

    I so wish I could get this phone :`( but now I can cuz of the non removable back, never thought I’d be the guy to say that but I do have a 64gb sdcard on my GS3 and can’t settle for less than 32gb. Do I really wanna give LG extra money? Especially when korea gets a removable back -_____-

  • Liderc

    Take that stupid LG logo off the front and I’d buy it.

  • Daniel

    This would be awesome if it were SMALLER, it at least ticks the boxes for removable battery, on-screen nav buttons, and microSD, but how awesome would this be packed into a 4″ or 4.3″ screen making it hand-holdable

  • Higher_Ground

    Gotta say, I’m liking the look of this phone. Too bad about that LG logo on the chin, you’d think the logo on the back was enough, but I guess they gotta muck it up somehow.

  • prestone1

    the livestream of the event is here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQLLee2vMFk

  • mustbepbs

    So much screen to break..

  • Joshua Bailey

    So I am assuming that silver button betwixt the volume buttons is the power button. There doesn’t seem to be any buttons on the side/top/bottom.

    Going to make it interesting for cases.

  • Steve B

    So, take that LG logo off the front and you have the Nexus 5. Snapdragon 800 here I come.

    Absolutely cannot wait for my contract to be up with Verizon in December.

    • Joshua Bailey

      Me neither.

  • turb0wned

    Annnnnnddd… Wait for the release date…. Come soon…. That is one thing I wish all these manufacturers would do more like Apple. Announce the phone and give an exact date.

  • geedee82

    I hope I can scratch that LG logo off the front…

  • Chippah

    BORING! (Homer Simpson device.)
    The design is just too safe and bland..

  • xeno3d

    Will this become the new nexus? Speaking of which, would anyone advise against buying a nexus 4 from google play right now?

  • artsr2002

    The leaked user manual from before puts this thing within millimeters of the size of the S3, my current phone. This makes this a killer phone for me. The s3 is just about the perfect size and the G2 includes a .4″ bigger screen at 1080p for basically the same size. Awesome.

  • yummy

    Must spend ad dollars, must spend ad dollars.

  • Jason B

    Verizon’s G2 will have a bootloader locked down like Fort Knox.

    “What’s that? You want to unlock that? We’d rather you step on a mine (with our branded Verizon logo). Problem solved. Sorry, our DROIDs put those out there.” *shrug*

  • carlisimo

    Are those the power and volume buttons on the back?

  • onlygoodtime88

    i think its cool that LG is trying new things it shows they are not lazy like some phone brands that keep just upgrading

  • gadget_hero

    Ok, I like everything about this phone, but WTF LG buttons on the back. No. This isn’t the next big thing.

  • schoat333

    What the?

  • Race as bed technology has not ended, but it looks like LG is rising strongly with rivals such. LG is always good luck

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    so the s800 has an always listening capability too. Interesting, even something for advanced gestures. Maybe this is the hardware i’m interested in.

  • n11

    This thing looks half-decent! I’d get rid of the LG logo on the bottom though.

  • Travillion

    That’s a beautiful phone, and as I fully intend to replace my GNex with the Nexus 5, I’m thrilled that this may be a preview of that. However, I don’t know that I can ever be fond of a power button and volume rocker on the back of the phone. Just doesn’t sit well….

  • Jackson

    The back buttons are interesting etc but the main thing that will most likely make me part from my n4 is the fact that this is like all screen even more than the moto x so I see it being smaller in frame than the s4 quite easily

  • Nate595

    ugh is it really 5.2″, I don’t want a phablet. 5″ max for me.

    • Knlegend1

      Since it has on screen buttons that .2 really makes it around 5 inches just like the s4.

      • Nate595

        Yeah good point.

  • anon

    but the big question is is the bootloader unlocked

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    I can’t believe people like this form factor. I hope it’s the size of the s4, because it doesn’t have capacitive buttons. And hopefully packs some cool features coupled with the horsies.

  • Knlegend1

    That actually looks good

  • Taglogical

    I was waiting for Moto X to see if it had what it took to replace my Bionic; now I’m thinking that my next phone will be this G2 from o’le Lucky Goldstar; who knew /shrugs

  • kwubba

    My next phone….especially after the recommendation of a Icrap user to buy the Motorola X phone..

  • pd240

    LG looks to be really stepping it up. Although I never owned one, the nexus 4 looked like a great phone. The G2 will definitly be the first LG phone on Verizon that has been worthy of a spot in the flagship category.

  • akazerotime

    Boy that’s ugly. How can anyone hype this phone? I mean look at the 4G icon!!! Dealbreaker. /end sarcasm.
    No really how can any phone beat this on specs prior to a VoLTE phone is released.

  • Tony Stark

    I wonder if they will sell an adhesive or something along those lines to cover up the LG logo on the front… Would make for a nice Nexus style front.

  • SmokeNMirrors

    This IS the Droid you’re looking for! Oh, but wait…

  • JD_26

    Is it Just me… or this is the only phone that ive seen in a long time that seems to be liked by a huge majority of ppl ….

    this is what a flagship should be …. well done LG … keep em coming … !!!

  • Back2Back

    What’s crazy is if Verizon would have brought out the HTC One I would have that phone, but this phone looks like something I have been waiting for.