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LG’s G2 Passes Through the FCC with North American LTE Compatibility

July 24, 2013 - Written By Jeremiah Nelson

The G2 is LG’s next flagship device, and it’s shaping up to be a fantastic smartphone. With its rumored 5.2 inch, 1080p display and Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, this phone is going to continue LG’s recent trend of great Android releases. The question is, which U.S. carriers are going to carry it?

The Federal Communications Commission may have answered that question for us today. The FCC has approved a region specific version of the LG G2. Listed under its codename, D801, the U.S. variant of the G2 passed FCC certification with LTE and HSPA frequencies that are compatible with T-Mobile, AT&T, and several Canadian wireless networks as well. The device should see a multi-carrier launch next month. We don’t have any information about a CDMA version, however. Verizon and Sprint customers may be out of luck on this one, just like they were with the Optimus G Pro.

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The LG G2 is going to be announced at a press event on August 7th in New York City. LG sent out invitations to the event recently. The invitations read “The LG G2, a phone inspired by you, unveils itself on August 7, 2013” and show the outline of the smartphone as well as the rear volume controls and a fingerprint scanner.

We don’t have all of the details about LG’s new flagship yet, but here’s the rumored spec listing:

  • 5.2 inch display
  • 1080 x 1920 screen resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 13 MP read facing camera
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • LTE connectivity

Until the device is announced, we can’t confirm these specs, but the LG G2 has been leaked in several photos and videos. Since the launch of the Optimus G and Nexus 4 last year, LG’s market share has increased. With the release of the Optimus G Pro, LG has proven that they can bring a compelling Android smartphone to the market, and that people want it. The South Korean company is also rumored to be working on a smart watch, tablet, and glasses to compete with Google Glass. All of this will be released under the ‘G’ branding that was recently trademarked.