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Clearest LG Optimus G2 images yet emerge

The clearest images yet of the forthcoming LG Optimus G2 have been released onto the internet a month ahead of its likely launch.

An anonymous tipster supplied the revealing snaps to Engadget. They provide a clear view of the device, with Nexus 4-like rounded corners replacing the blocky design of the previous Optimus G.

Also noteworthy from these images is the dominance of its screen. The bezel is tiny, lending support to the suggestion that we’re looking at a 5.2-inch Full HD display.

We can also see that LG has continued with the Nexus 4’s button-free front approach, instead adopting the stock Android virtual controls for navigating the Android OS.

Previous leaks had already appeared to confirm reports that the LG Optimus G2 will adopt an unusual rear-mounted volume button set-up, but these pictures grant an even closer and clearer look.

They also show that the phone, whilst very slim (apparently slimmer than the Nexus 4), isn’t as ridiculously thin as some had predicted. Back in April, South Korean news sources claimed that the decision to move the volume buttons to the back of the device was because it was simply too thin to house them on the side. That doesn’t appear to be the case here.

The Optimus G2 tipster also expanded a little on the device’s processor. We already knew from LG itself that the Optimus G2 would be using a Snapdragon 800 CPU, but we now know that it’ll probably be clocked at 2.3GHz, and will be backed by 2GB of RAM.

LG has sent out invitations to a special event to be held in New York on August 7. It’s almost certain that this will be for the LG Optimus G2 launch.

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