LG G2 press shot leaks ahead of official unveiling

A press shot of the LG G2 has leaked online ahead of its official unveiling later today.

Showcasing the rear volume buttons of the LG G2 prior to an official launch in New York today, August 7, the press shot reveals the ultra-slim smartphone in all its glory.

Coming courtesy of notorious tipster @evleaks on Twitter, the press shot is the first official picture of the LG G2 to appear so far and just hours before it is officially launched by the South Korean electronics manufacturer in New York.

Unfortunately the LG G2 has been the subject of many an online rumour. So much so we expect little of tonight’s official announcement to be much of a surprise.

Earlier this week, the LG G2 manual emerged silencing the rumour that the button between the rear volume rockers was a fingerprint reader. Instead it is a power and lock button for the device, rather than any new tech feature.

LG has already confirmed that the LG G2 will run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, making it 75 per cent faster in performance than its predecessor the LG Optimus G, and other running the Snapdragon S4 Pro like the Nexus 4 and Sony Xperia Z.

It will have a 5.2-inch 1080p Full HD screen and a removable 2610mAh battery, while also offering microSD card expandable storage.

In the rear it is tipped to have a 13-megapixel camera, potentially offering optical image stabilisation to rival the new camera-centric smartphones emerging on the market.

LG already unveiled the official LG G2 cases earlier this week, called the QuickWindow, so even LG G2 accessories won’t be a surprise tonight. The cases allow users to view selected content through a cut-out window in the front panel, such as the weather, fitness updates, music apps, incoming calls or the date and time.

TrustedReviews is attending the official launch which starts at 11am in New York, or 4pm BST. Stay tuned for all the official news.

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