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LG G2 Tipped to Launch on August 8th in Korea, Coming to Big Four Big U.S. Wireless Carriers

August 6, 2013 - Written By Jeremiah Nelson

Tomorrow is the day that LG is expected to announce their next flagship smartphone, the G2. It’s set to be unveiled in New York City. According to a report from Korean tech site MK News, the LG G2 will be available beginning August 8th in Korean markets. It will also be available on all four major U.S. wireless carriers, although we don’t know that release date yet. Japanese carrier NTT DocoMo will also stock the new G2.

LG is looking to fast-track the release of the G2 in Korea. Being that the company is based in South Korea, this move makes sense. We’re glad to hear the device will be available from all four big U.S. carriers, too. Having the G2 come out on AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint will help LG’s exposure here in the states. LG has made huge strides in device quality since releasing the Nexus 4 last fall. The Optimus G Pro is a fantastic phone too. Teaming up with all four major U.S. carriers to sell the G2 and avoiding an exclusive deal with any one of them is smart.

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LG has reason to be proud of the G2, and they are touting the device as the next big smartphone to hit the mobile phone scene. The device has been leaked and teased online for the past several weeks. They are said to expect sales of the G2 to exceed 10 million units. Thankfully, they have ironed out the previous distribution issues that were problems for the Optimus G and G Pro. The LG G2 should be available from a total of 100 carriers worldwide, within 2-3 months of the device launch.

The G2 is definitely LG’s next flagship device, and it may even be the foundation for the Nexus 5, the same way that the Nexus 4 was built on the Optimus G.

  • 5.2 inch, 1920 x 1080 IPS display
  • Gorilla Glass 3 front screen
  • 2.3 GHz quad-core CPU
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 32 GB of internal storage
  • 13 megapixel rear camera
  • LTE and HSPA connectivity
  • 2,610 mAh battery

The LG G2 is going to be announced tomorrow. We will have more concrete details about its features and release dates then. Does the G2 get you excited?