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LG to launch Optimus G2 on August 7?

LG is expected to launch its next-generation LG Optimus G2 device at a New York event on August 7.

The South Korean company has announced it is planning an “international media event” based in New York City on August 7, but fails to release any further details.

The event announcement comes just days after LG confirmed that the LG Optimus G2 will run on a Snapdragon 800 CPU.

It seems fairly coincidental that the two announcements are so close together, so we strongly predict the LG August 7 event to be smartphone related.

LG has already confirmed that the successor to the flagship LG Optimus G will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor that is said to offer a 75 per cent performance increase of the Snapdragon S4 Pro – found inside the LG-made Google Nexus 4 and Sony Xperia Z.

“With a powerful combination of LG’s core smartphone technologies and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, we are taking a significant step forward in the mobile experience,” said President and CEO of LG Mobile, Dr. Jong-seok Park. “The result of this collaboration will in many ways be the industry’s best smartphone by which all other devices will be measured.”

Rumoured to run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the LG Optimus G2 is tipped to have a 5-inch 1080p IPS display with a 13-megapixel camera.

The South Korean electronics manufacturer confirmed to TrustedReviews in April that the LG Optimus G2 would definitely launch in Q3, so this August event will fit nicely with such a release schedule.

“The LG Optimus G2 is coming in Q3,” said Won Kim, LG’s Head of Mobile Communication for Europe. “To some extent we have to tease the features and specifications through channels, it is somewhat premature for me to talk about the G2 in terms of specifications.”

Next, read our review of the LG Optimus G Pro.

Via: Engadget