LG’s Optimus G2 Rumored to have Edge-to-Edge Display, Buttons on the Back of the Phone

June 22, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

On Thursday, LG sent out an email to many of the press, including ourselves, to inform us about an event they are having on August 7th in New York City. We are expecting to see the Optimus G2 announced there. Now there’s a new report coming out of Techtastic this weekend stating  some of the features on the Optimus G2.

The Optimus G successor has already just about been confirmed to be running on a Snapdragon 800 processor. But we are also expecting it to have an edge-to-edge display, according to this report. Now the Moto X is rumored to have an edge-to-edge display as well. But that device hasn’t been announced yet.

Techtastic is also reporting, that in addition to the Optimus G2, we’ll see the mid-range Optimus L9 II (probably for T-Mobile, since the original Optimus L9 is on their network) and the low-end LG-D500.

Back to the Optimus G2, there are some leaked screenshots which you can see down below. It appears that the Optimus G2 will have on-screen buttons. Now that is going to get a mixed reaction from Android fans. Now for the strange part. LG is rumored to be putting the buttons on the back of the device. That’s the power and volume rocker right next to the camera module. Isn’t that odd?

The tipster also stated that the Optimus G2 will be “the best device the company has ever produced”. If it is, I really can’t wait to see what LG has in store. I haven’t used many of LG’s Android-powered phones, but I did review the Optimus G Pro a few weeks ago, and that phone was amazing. Which has me excited for LG’s future. This new report also has me pretty excited. But having the buttons on the back seems pretty odd to me. What do you think?