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Verizon Confirms LG G2 Launch for September 12, Priced at $199

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Verizon announced the official launch date of the LG G2 on its network this morning, scheduling its release for next Thursday, September 12. The device will be priced at $199.99 on contract, making the G2 a big contender for those considering the Galaxy S4, Moto X or the newly-unveiled Galaxy Note 3

The G2 features a 5.2″ 1080p display, 13MP back-facing camera with OIS technology, a Snapdragon 800 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and a very unique button configuration gracing its backside. It is every bit of a top tier device for 2013.

And for all of you T-Mobile users, the G2 has been confirmed to launch on its network September 18 online through T-Mobile.com. The device should hit retail stores nationwide starting September 25. As for T-Mo’s pricing, they have it listed at $99 down, with 24 monthly payments of $21.

Is this your next?

Via: Verizon | T-Mobile

Cheers Alex!

  • chris125

    I think it is. I was never really a fan of lg devices but love the specs and the design. Plus it doesn’t seem to be gimped with a poor camera or small battery.

  • ramifications

    This is my next!

  • duke69111

    If the the G2 bootloader gets unlocked, this is my device.

  • Bret

    If you got a very fine paint brush and had a steady hand do you think a guy could paint the Verizon logo with black finger nail polish?

  • jh123416

    I think I’ll just wait and see if the Nexus 5 comes to Verizon. No I am not on drugs. But if the N5 does not, I’ll hop on the G2.

    My GNexus is done. Last night I went to sleep at 92% and woke up to a dead devcie.

  • Alix8821

    If this is “only $199″ wonder if….. NO. Sammy won’t make the Note 3 similarly priced … Ugh

  • Guest

    i think the reason this is out early might be to the wireless charging exclusivity. Pretty sure some prior agreement to build and test it a little early was in place or something.

  • Taglogical

    If only we were getting the Korean version, with removable battery and SD slot… alas, we will be getting the version that is identical to every other “top-tier” Android on Verizon (no expandable storage, and no removable battery)… I am STILL looking for SOMETHING that can replace my Bionic; I may just get another Bionic… Ffs.

    • hkklife

      GS4 or Note 3 on VZW. Or, switch to AT&T and get the G Pro which has everything that ”our” version of the G2 *should* have.

      I’d gladly pay $299 for a Korean variant of the G2 instead of the horribly gimped N.A. (read: LG is bending to the demands of the carriers) version.

      I imagine this will basically be this year’s version of the DNA (at least on VZW)— A powerful, large-screen phone that rings in at a rather cheap subsidized price, receives little in the way of support and is quickly forgotten about once the holiday hoopla subsides.

      • josh

        The korean version has a smaller battery. You would sacrifice about 20% battery life for an sd card ? It would be nice but apple people dont complain.

  • Tyler

    Wait a second, Verizon is the first carrier to sell this phone. What happened to delaying phones multiple months?

  • The. Great. Cornholio!

    Whoa whoa VZW… You’re going to make me think you actually care about getting devices released in a timely manner…

    Either that or you’re trying to give those Edge, Max, and other early adopter folks a reason to give you more money. Well played sir…

  • Eric

    Really interested in this device but the verizon logo on the front ruins it.

  • http://twitter.com/tarund TarunD

    If I ever run into the guy/gal who proposed to slap the Verizon logo in front of all of their phones, I will definitely tell them they’re a huge pile of s#!t…

  • Ryan

    Hell yes.

  • skubadoo

    Any ideas about off-contract pricing? I’m guessing $599/$699.. ?

    • flosserelli

      You are probably spot-on.

  • Taylor Abrahamson

    If the bootloader gets unlocked quickly.. and it had AOSP dev support, I’m in. But I wont touch ANY 3rd party UI with a 10 foot pole, no thanks. AOSP or bust.

    • Dale

      I am 100% with you.

    • Taylor Abrahamson

      It’s just a shame that Verizon customers don’t have a single AOSP option at this point.

      • Dale

        The GS4 has great developer support, but I don’t want a 2 year contract on a phone that is already 6 months old. I am waiting for the next best thing (w/ great AOSP support), even if that means I wait another 6 months.

        • Taylor Abrahamson

          Unfortunately, it’s VERY difficult to find a GS4 that is still running the MDK firmware. All the new ones you buy now come with MEK firmware, which means NO bootloader bypass, no recovery, and no roms. So unless you bought your verizon GS4 back when it launched, and immediately rooted and put on a CM, you’re SOL :(

  • kirk ngo

    I thought it would be at least 300

  • me

    IF I get this phone, first thing I will do is put black electrical tape over that Verizon Logo, God Awful. Bleh!

  • Adrynalyne

    No expandable storage kills this for me.

    • Andy Taylor

      Bah, get off my lawn!

  • suprime
  • Bruce Wayne

    Gah damn VZW… Had to put a logo on the front didn’t you? Jesus christ.

  • John

    Tim is smoking again. I thought I see Verizon and first in the same article…nah.

    • ToddAwesome

      Pfft, like he ever stopped.

  • fritzo2162

    It’s a nice phone, but the models I played with seem to indicate the buttons on the back will get snagged on your pocket a lot.

  • Bbob

    …and Speck is going to make a case for this bad boy…. :)

  • Chippah

    GREAT Currently the best camera out right now,
    Price
    Love the knockon feature.

    BAD!- Verizon exclusive model with stuff messed with + logos.
    No accessories vs the N3 that will be worldwide the same.
    Less Dev support.
    1 Less gb of Ram than note3.
    (Dont tell me “it dosent matter” in that whiney complainer voice)

    • Adrynalyne

      I won’t go so far to say it doesn’t matter, but when is the last time you tapped out 2GB on a phone?

      • Chippah

        Trust me, I’ll find a way,
        Plus there are SOME<– SOME good features of touchwiz.
        the Camera features are great, etc..

        Note 3+ Hybrid debloated TW KITKAT build over thanksgiving,

        How could you go wrong if your not worried about the size?

        • Adrynalyne

          If you are on Verizon, you won’t be seeing Kitkat that soon I don’t think.

          • Chippah

            No one will for months and months, officially speaking..

          • Adrynalyne

            You confused me with this comment:

            “Note 3+ Hybrid debloated TW KITKAT build over thanksgiving”

          • Weber

            I’m assuming “Note 3 Rommed with only the good features of TW (that he chooses) with 4.4″

            AMIRITE

          • Andy Taylor

            I believe he means a ROM like JellyBeans or CleanROM but how long till N3 gets unlocked? S4 after the OTA update still has not been cracked.

  • NyReynolds

    Wow Verizon is releasing a phone before other companies?!

  • Kyle Cordiano

    if they get this phone before AT&T ….

    • Adrynalyne

      Go on.

      • Chippah

        blowjobs for everyone!

        • Chippah

          atleast thats what it will feel like..

    • flosserelli

      Verizon being the first to release a multi-carrier phone? You are more likely to see President Obama as the head of the KKK, or the Middle East converting to Christianity.

      • Adrynalyne

        mmmkay…who is launching before Verizon then? It isn’t Tmo.

        • ssl48

          It’s available for pre-order on T-Mobile and in stores Sept. 9th. Take that!

        • flosserelli

          I think you missed my point. Verizon will probably be the last carrier to release it.

          • Adrynalyne

            I think you missed mine. Nobody has announced a release date earlier than the 12th. Verizon is selling it on the 12th.

          • flosserelli

            Is Sept. 12 when Verizon starts taking preorders, or when the devices will be in stores. There is a big difference.

          • Adrynalyne

            In store. Read the article, friend.

            http://news.verizonwireless.com/news/2013/09/lg-g2.html

            “The Global Ready LG G2 will be available online and in stores starting Sept. 12 for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.”

          • flosserelli

            Ah, I stand corrected. The official Verizon announcement does indeed say “available online and in stores starting Sept 12″. I figured Verizon was just trolling everyone with a preorder date.

          • Adrynalyne

            Yeah, I took a double-take at first too.

          • darkknezz
          • Andy Taylor

            Bam!

  • Nate

    Wait, is that a Verizon device? If only there was some way to tell….

    • Guest

      I see what you did there -_____-

    • zukconrad

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      Love this phone but my Droid DNA is still running smoothly and efficiently.

  • NoBullFitness

    People really but lg phones?

    • ToddAwesome

      I sit on them all the time, yes.

  • MikeCiggy

    Maybe ill trade in the Maxx I just picked up. It will be with-in the 30 days. Will have to see a review and play with it.

    • Caleb Shahamat

      You only get a 14 day window to return

      • MikeCiggy

        Damn, it was 30 at one point? maybe haha

        • Adrynalyne

          It is still 30 day through Best Buy, but contract is kept if after 14 days.

  • A.J.

    This will be the replacement for my Galaxy Nexus if the new Nexus isn’t available on Verizon.

    • Raj Bhatt

      Same boat here. I was 99% sure about getting this phone but that picture of the new Nexus threw me for a loop. I can’t concentrate on anything else haha…

  • Matt Hanes

    I want to like this phone because I’m not sure I want something as big as the Note 3. I’m just unsure of LG’s track record for providing timely Android updates. Samsung seems to be getting better on that front.

    • LionStone

      One way to gauge where LG is at wrt updates, look at their recent devices. For instance the LG Optimus G on AT&T released in Nov. 2012. It released with 4.0.4 and updated to 4.1.2. It is a really nice phone, my cousin has one. Its also has a quad-core S4 Pro, beautiful 4.7″ screen, SD card. The DNA also is similarly spec’d and released in Nov. as well and is expected to get 4.3 by Sept. so I’ll be watching to see how the Options G does. That will help determine any future LG purchase considerations for me.

  • Craig Corbeels

    YES! I’ve been waiting for this Official Announcement. Surprising that Verizon is the first… I’ll be on my way to the store on the 12th.

  • DJyoSNOW

    I do want a beefy new phone (screen & camera) though I hate on screen buttons. And note 3 has far to many bells and whistles I care to try and figure out since most of them are not even plausible….

  • Filipe Affonso

    When it arrives in Brazil?

    • Weber

      Check Viva Movil

      • Filipe Affonso

        They sell unlocked handsets?

        • Weber

          Nah, man. I was just messing with you. They’re still a part of VZW, so getting an unlocked phone is a no-go.

  • Tim242

    Pass.

    • anon

      I swear you and Samsung man lol

  • http://friv-2.yepi-yepi.com/ Friv2games

    I have same question. Does the G2 even have an IR blaster? I haven’t seen that published anywhere.

    • recoveringlefty

      It has some sort of ir device – they claim you can control most any ir device in your home. I think it would be great to use it as a measuring device.

  • Dale

    I think I will have to wait and see what the Nexus 5 is all about. If not available on Verizon, being based off the G2 would be great news for having lots of G2 ROMS!

  • Justtyn Hutcheson

    Three things I hesitate about this device:

    Overall size: Not sure if I want a phone that large
    Software: Bloated, confusing, and less than intuitive come to mind based on the hands-on videos
    Logo: Verizon, I hate you for destroying the beautiful front of this device. It is off-center in both the X and Y axes in that space, and has no earthly business being there. We can see the trademarked 4GLTE logo just fine, thank you.

    Out of the 3, its honestly the logo that is the biggest turn-off. It would send my latent desire to fix it into overdrive every time I looked at it.

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      Its the same size as most other devices. The screen is bigger in a smaller body. Aka no bezels.

      • Tim242

        No it is not the same size. It is bigger in every dimension than the S4.

        • Dale

          Barely. .1 inches taller, same width, and .04 inches thicker (b/c of the larger battery)

          Essentially they are the same size.

          • Ryan

            Correct. Slightly heavier though, but at that weight and size it’s not a deal breaker.

          • LionStone

            The G2 is only 2mm taller than the S4, 1mm wider and 1mm thicker…so yes, pretty much the same.

        • StuckOnVerizonForever

          Not by much. Unless you have midget hands. They all feel the same.

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        I currently use a Razr, so everything but the Moto X is significantly larger. I’m not certain at this point that I want a device this size. I’d probably get used to it, but since I’m buying full-price I’m being super-careful in getting exactly what I want.

        • flosserelli

          It took me a couple of days to get used to the size of my Note 2. After that, I didn’t want to mess with smaller phones.

          • A.Miller

            Serious q: does it fit in your front pocket? Jean? Khakis?

          • jboogie1289

            Easily. Shorts, jeans, sport coat pocket etc. FRC coveralls side pocket and top pocket with button snap to secure it. And I’m with Flosserelli, now that I’ve owned a Note 2 I can’t see going back to a smaller device. Personal opinion.

    • Dale

      While I agree with you, if this phone gets a lot of developer support that greatly outweighs my hesitation.

      If developer support is poor, I will be holding on to my GNex for the unforeseen future.

  • Derrick Jefferson

    I want this phone, but with the nexus 5 around the corner I might have to wait. I am happy Verizon was able to get it so quick unlike the HTC One.

  • Chris

    Definitely interested, but need to hold it and hopefully see a DL review before I make my decision.

    • beaumac

      Need to hear about the skin before I consider this. How exciting is it to be a VZW customer with an upgrade for the first time ever!?

      • Bigwavedave25

        This phone is very tempting. I can deal w/o the sd card slot, but a non-removable battery? I think I would only give that up for a Nexus device at this point.

        • BobbyG

          3000 mAh is a nice size though

          • Bigwavedave25

            Very true, it is a big’un. I have 2 small children and on day long excursions I swap out batteries like water… though I am currently using a GNex :-/

          • beaumac

            BWD! I switched to the 5900mAh battery. Its like carrying a brick in your pocket but it gets through 2 days of heavy use with ease. Worth it until we decide on a replacement.

          • Bigwavedave25

            Whadup Beau! Hmm… I wonder how pancaking that brick out to the size of the GN3 would feel carrying around in the pocket? So tempted to go that route this time…

        • A.Miller

          Is there any option for on the go charging without a power source?

          • Bigwavedave25

            The G2 supports wireless charging if that’s what you mean. And I assume the GN3 will be able to with acessories/diff back door like the S4

  • T4rd

    Wow, Verizon confirmed a launch date (that’s not a Droid) for the actual launch!?

    • Ej McCarty

      and it’s before the other carriers… mind=blown

      • T4rd

        Indeed.. too bad it’s for an LG phone. Hopefully they do the same with the Note 3!

    • CasperTFG

      It’s not too late for them to rename it: G2-D2…sorry…

  • nerdydesi

    Ok, I’m seriously scared. Verizon was the 1st to put the Note III on pre-order and now the first to release the G2!?

    • Weber

      Comes with a price: dat logo.
      But you should see the minimal logo on my Moto X. If anyone looks at it, they’ll never know that my phone is 4G LTE capable.

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        Not to mention the changes to the buttons and ring around the camera. That pretty much made it so that I will never buy the Verizon version. T-Mobile is still a possibility though.

        • Weber

          The ring doesn’t bother me that much. I’m guessing it has something to do with the camera mumbo jumbo.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            It is not present on any other version seen thus far, so it is an entirely aesthetic change. Same with the buttons, they are ~1/2-2/3 the width of the T-Mobile version for no apparent reason. Little changes like that can have a huge impact on usability, especially when you can’t see the buttons.

          • Weber

            I never noticed the button width til you just mentioned it. Dafuq, VZW?

          • Dominick White

            Maybe has something to do with it having wireless charging?

    • jt O’Brien

      Makes me wonder if maybe, JUST MAYBE, Verizon could get the…you know. The name that cannot be said…dare I say Nexus 5.

    • Tim242

      Over a month preorder is silly. No US carrier is launching it in September.

      • Raj Bhatt

        The article is literally about two US carriers launching the phone in September.

  • recoveringlefty

    Are there any apps that can take advantage of the IR blasters and turn the smartphone into an IR tape measure?

    • Ian

      Does the G2 even have an IR blaster? I haven’t seen that published anywhere.

      • Ryan

        Yes it does.

  • CasperTFG

    Knowing me I’ll do something dumb; walk into Wireless and attempt to scratch off Verizon’s logo on the demo.

    • cmonnats23

      thats not dumb. thats logic! and I’m doing the same.

    • Aaron Thomas

      You take the dealership decals off of the cars you by also? People that freak out about a carrier logo on a phone on that network are ridiculous.

      • KG

        Yes! I actually make them do it before I even leave the lot. If I’m going to advertise for them, they will need to pay me…

        • ChrisI

          Precisely. Only uninformed, uneducated, and misguided consumers advertise for free. No phone logos, no brand names on my clothing, and my car has been completely debadged. I’m not a marketing pawn.

          • ssl48

            No phone logos? What phone doesn’t have a logo?

          • Brian Fowler

            I’ve never seen one totally void of logos, but my Optimus G only has one tiny LG logo on the front and a fairly normal LG one on the back, that my case covers. Sprint, bless them, didn’t put a single logo on it anywhere.

          • CasperTFG

            Depends on the logo. Some brands you want to display. Verizon is not one of them.

          • schlanz

            Or some of us just don’t care that much

      • Butters619

        Yes. Dealership logos and those dealership license plate frames come off immediately.

      • CasperTFG

        Irrelevant case in point. Both of my cars had no dealership decal. Only a small reference on the license plate frame. Gotta love a respectful vendor.

      • BigDeeNY99

        Enjoy the phone and ignore both Logos..(LG and Verizon).

  • StuckOnVerizonForever

    Oh wow. I’m down for that.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    I’ll be first in line.

  • tomn1ce

    I’m shocked that they’re not going to be last to offer this device….Hopefully they’ll release the Note 3 in the same manner…

  • Kevin

    32gb?

    • John

      16/32 options

      • Kevin

        then i assume 200 is for 16

        • John

          Oh, yeah I imagine you’re correct.

        • StuckOnVerizonForever

          $250 for 32 most likely.

          • Christopher Moore

            I know I’m late to the party but I’m reading that the LG G2 starts at 32gig. LG is not making a 16gig option.

  • Kyle Miller

    Love this phone but my Droid DNA is still running smoothly and efficiently.

  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    Dat logo doe..

    • Ej McCarty

      Yeah and it bothers me that its off center. How much nicer would this device look without any logo on the front?

      • Steve Ballmer

        What bothers me is the ridiculous camera bezel Verizon had LG add.

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      This logo talk is getting ridiculous. Everyone should be happy they can afford Verizon and have great coverage.

      • Matthew DiGiacomo

        /s ?

        • StuckOnVerizonForever

          No. If a logo displaces your interest, then fix your priorities.

          • Adrynalyne

            I see that our over-zealous advertising culture has brainwashed you. Don’t mind those ads…they don’t really matter.

            Am I getting a discount for being a walking advertisement? No, no I am not.

          • StuckOnVerizonForever

            You have to work to be successful. That’s why all the other carriers aren’t as good as Verizon.

          • Adrynalyne

            They didn’t get there from phone logos….

          • StuckOnVerizonForever

            By advertisings they did. They didn’t sit on their ass and have it just come to them.

          • Adrynalyne

            Let me check the logos on that phone with the great network reception…said no one ever.

          • StuckOnVerizonForever

            You just proved how stupid you are. Thanks. I won’t bother explaining anymore.

          • Adrynalyne

            How stupid I am? That is rich coming from someone who doesn’t understand that word of mouth advertising is exponentially more effective than a logo on a phone.
            People will ask who your provider is…they won’t ask to see the logo on your phone. Pointless advertising crap. Not that you are intelligent enough to figure that out.

          • StuckOnVerizonForever

            Having your picture everywhere, TV ads, billboards, etc. Samsung didn’t build their empire by sitting on their ass either. I don’t see people complaining about OEM branding. Hypocrites.

          • Adrynalyne

            Hmmm, OEM branding vs. carrier and OEM branding combined. A bit different.
            If Verizon really did it for effective advertising revenue, they would have put on the back, because people don’t talk with their phone with the front facing out. Again, it is pointless and stupid.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            It is an aesthetic issue. If it had been centered in the empty space, I could almost forgive them. But it quite literally looks like no care was taken in placing it, and it completely throws off the look of the front of the device, which you will be staring at constantly.

            I am lucky enough that I can afford to pay full-price for my next device, but I refuse to spend that much on a device that has such an inconsiderate design choice, as it speaks to the care that Verizon will give it later in life, which is little to none.

          • Tim242

            They can market to other people on the back. They shouldn’t put a logo on the front…I’m already their customer.

          • TheWenger

            This.