The LG G2 just can't stay hidden, it seems. A new set of photos has leaked out, showing the front as well as the back of LG's new flagship smartphone. We get a good look of the 5.2 inch, 1080p Full HD display, as well as the back with the battery cover removed. We can confirm that the phone will come with a 2610 mAh battery. This is different than the 2540 mAh battery that was spotted in the LG G2 photos that leaked for a Korean wireless carrier. That's not uncommon, as the device radios will need to be changed slightly to accommodate different global wireless bands. Other things, like the battery, can change as well.
We also get another look at the volume rocker on the back of the phone. This is a bit of a unique placement for the volume controls. LG is trying to make this device stand out from the crowd. We've seen this volume control placement on the press event invitation that has been sent out, too.
The LG G2 passed through the Federal Communication Commission on Tuesday. It has LTE and HSPA connectivity that is compatible with T-Mobile and AT&T, as well as several Canadian carriers. This tells us that the smartphone should be available across North America, although we haven't heard any official announcements about which carriers will stock the device. Here is what the G2 specs are rumored to be, right now. Once the device is confirmed we will be able confirm these specs for you.
- 5.2 inch, 1080 x 1920 display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor
- 13 MP rear-facing camera
- 1080p video recording
- 3 GB of RAM
- LTE and HSPA connectivity
- Dual speakers
- Wireless charging
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
LG recently filed for a trademark on the 'G' branding, in anticipation of releasing a G Watch, G Tablet, and G branded wearable glasses. LG needs the G2 device to do well if it wants to build on the success it has seen with the Optimus G and Optimus G Pro. LG also partnered with Google to build the Nexus 4. It's rumored that the Nexus 5 may be manufactured based on the LG G2, in the same way that the Nexus 4 is almost identical to the Optimus G.