The forthcoming LG Optimus G2 is apparently so thin, there's no space for a traditional button set-up.
That's the assertion from South Korean news sources, as reported by Chinese site MyDrivers. It claims that the new LG smartphone flagship won't be able to fit the usual volume buttons or power button around the side or top of the device.
Instead, these physical controls will be move around to the rear surface of the LG Optimus G2.
Just yesterday LG confirmed the existence of the LG Optimus G2, the follow-up to last year's well-received flagship phone the LG Optimus G (pictured). The original device was never launched in the UK, but the follow-up will make its way to the UK in Q3.
LG Optimus G2 Spec Rumours
While no specs have been confirmed, LG's Won Kim did tell TrustedReviews that “G2 is going to be something different, something unique and we have needed to be very creative.”
Different and creative as in too thin for a traditional button layout? We shall see.
Rumours suggest that the LG Optimus G2 will come with a 5-inch Full HD 1080p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core CPU, and a 13-megapixel rear camera. It's expected that it will run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Do these reports of an impossibly thin LG Optimus G2 have you intrigued, or does the thought of rear-mounted volume buttons put you off? Let us know what you think in the comments section below, or take to the TrustedReviews Twitter and Facebook feeds to have your say.