Aug 21 AT 2:32 PM Dustin Earley 38 Comments

Details on LG Optimus G leak prior to IFA; would make for a good Nexus

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At IFA Berlin this year, we expect to see several different high-end smartphones on display from a variety of manufacturers. One such device is the mysterious Optimus G from LG.

Today marks the first time we’ve heard the name Optimus G, and already we have a handful of rumored specs tied to the device. According to Asia Today, the LG Optimus G is a 4.7-inch device with an IPS True HD display, quad-core processor, 13-megapixel camera, 2GB of RAM and access to voice over LTE running Android 4.0, with LG’s Optimus UI 3.0 on top. As far as how the Optimus G looks, we don’t have any pictures yet, but it’s rumored to take after the Optimus L family of devices.

The Optimus G is expected to release in LG’s domestic market sometime next month. We’re not sure when it will come to the US, but when it does, it may not launch as just any old carrier device.

Earlier this afternoon, a DoCoMo fall roadmap leaked showing several different models of Nexus phones. Among them was an LG device pegged as the Optimus Nexus. This is total speculation, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Optimus Nexus turn up as an Optimus G variant. Quad-core processor, 4.7-inch HD display, 2GB of RAM; sounds like it would make for a good Nexus to me.

We’ll be keeping an eye out for more information on the Optimus G as IFA draws near.

Via: PocketDroid

Source: Asia Today

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • redraider133

    Lg should get a chance. It was always their software and updates that sucked which being a nexus those two would be out of lgs hands. Multiple nexus devices let’s hope!

    • kazahani

      Their problems were NOT software only. The G2X had screen bleed, and the metal strip by the camera would fall off after a year or so.

      I agree that LG deserves a chance. They’ve stepped up thier game recently with some quality devices (the Marquee and Viper on Sprint come to mind), but let’s not kid ourselves: they are still new to the high-end device market.

      • Darkseider

        I still have my G2X and love it. It is as fast any of the other handsets out there when running CM7/CM7 based ROM. With a custom kernel even at the stock speeds it performs very nicely. The only hardware issue I have ever had was with the little plastic plate that says 8MP for the camera falling off. Screen is solid and bright, performs exceptionally well, solid overall build. The biggest problem in my opinion was the lack of software support from LG. If they indeed release this as a Nexus device it would definitely be worth a look.

    • Mike Litoris

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  • www.phonewbie.com

    Would prefer motorola over LG

  • Thomas Biard

    I have never had an LG device. Across their spectrum of appliances, electronics and so on, I do not like their quality. Can someone who has owned LG Android phone before give me their take on it? The specs on this device look great, and tempting, I just don’t trust them.

    • redraider133

      They have had some pretty bad phones. But a few years ago Samsung was in the same position. Hopefully lg can turn it around with these new real high end devices.

    • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Homncruse

      LG review in a nutshell: “Too good to be true” hardware specs. Poor software quality and lack of customer support or problem acknowledgment make up for any points gained due to superior hardware. Sure, your new sports car can do 300+ on the highway, but only for a few minutes before it all crashes and requires you to restart the car, and the factory never admits a defect.

    • OnIn2

      The LG G2x was so buggy T-Mobile pulled it from the sale list, while LG worked out some bugs. It was added to the sale list then End-of-Life after just one year.

      LG tried to OTA update the G2x, but couldn’t make that work so they urged customers to take their cells to the T-Mobile stores, or download an update application to their computer.

      My G2x is serviceable. I recently (via computer app) updated it to version 2.3.4

      It has HW enough to run ICS & JB, just lacks support.

  • BiGMERF

    i love this time of the year ” Its Nexus speculation Season!”

  • Saif

    I prefer HTC over LG… but let’s see

  • http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/JO7b1Ck47aQEDj18KITtDo-UqYBOLeP6nzuQmVQDO8o?feat=directlink Gomez

    Hopefully Google sell it directly on the Play Store. I need a new phone im just waiting for the next NEXUS device. Im in no rush but like BiGMERF i love this time of the year also.

  • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Homncruse

    Hm, an LG phone with jaw-dropping specs… I think I’ve heard this story before. The ending is disappointing.

    • iamXiV92a

      Unfortunately the story ends when there’s little to no Android updates… Perhaps this will change if they make a nexus device?

  • Lox

    Noooooo! Not LG! Please Google don’t do that! (a past Optimus X user)

  • Richard Yarrell

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    • Orion78

      Who are you kidding? You don’t have money. You would take anything for free.

    • ZR0ExX

      Well of course it won’t be a “Galaxy Nexus”, that name is already taken. Your trying to say it won’t be a Nexus. It has potential.

    • Dustin Earley

      I think it will be the best thing LG can come up with this year. And if they do make a Nexus device, I’m pretty sure it will be a variant of this.

  • BigCiX

    I perfer an LG phone rather then ANOTHER Samsung Nexus

  • Nathan D.

    Those spec would make it a good nexus phone, but what the processor? (Hopefully the new S4 pro)

  • MoSDeeb

    An LG Nexus just doesn’t go over very well with me. I owned the debacle they called the G2X and still haven’t gotten over how terrible it was.

  • sharon1234
  • sharon1234
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  • Shiang
  • some internet dude

    If this turns out to be one of the new Nexus line of phones, I hope they strip out all the custom UI.

  • thechad

    LG is great

  1. Lg should get a chance. It was always their software and updates that sucked which being a nexus those two would be out of lgs hands. Multiple nexus devices let’s hope!

    • Their problems were NOT software only. The G2X had screen bleed, and the metal strip by the camera would fall off after a year or so.

      I agree that LG deserves a chance. They’ve stepped up thier game recently with some quality devices (the Marquee and Viper on Sprint come to mind), but let’s not kid ourselves: they are still new to the high-end device market.

      • DarkseiderGuest 3 years ago

        I still have my G2X and love it. It is as fast any of the other handsets out there when running CM7/CM7 based ROM. With a custom kernel even at the stock speeds it performs very nicely. The only hardware issue I have ever had was with the little plastic plate that says 8MP for the camera falling off. Screen is solid and bright, performs exceptionally well, solid overall build. The biggest problem in my opinion was the lack of software support from LG. If they indeed release this as a Nexus device it would definitely be worth a look.

    • Mike LitorisGuest 3 years ago

      Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

  2. Would prefer motorola over LG

  3. I have never had an LG device. Across their spectrum of appliances, electronics and so on, I do not like their quality. Can someone who has owned LG Android phone before give me their take on it? The specs on this device look great, and tempting, I just don’t trust them.

    • They have had some pretty bad phones. But a few years ago Samsung was in the same position. Hopefully lg can turn it around with these new real high end devices.

    • LG review in a nutshell: “Too good to be true” hardware specs. Poor software quality and lack of customer support or problem acknowledgment make up for any points gained due to superior hardware. Sure, your new sports car can do 300+ on the highway, but only for a few minutes before it all crashes and requires you to restart the car, and the factory never admits a defect.

    • The LG G2x was so buggy T-Mobile pulled it from the sale list, while LG worked out some bugs. It was added to the sale list then End-of-Life after just one year.

      LG tried to OTA update the G2x, but couldn’t make that work so they urged customers to take their cells to the T-Mobile stores, or download an update application to their computer.

      My G2x is serviceable. I recently (via computer app) updated it to version 2.3.4

      It has HW enough to run ICS & JB, just lacks support.

  4. i love this time of the year ” Its Nexus speculation Season!”

  5. SaifGuest 3 years ago

    I prefer HTC over LG… but let’s see

  6. Hopefully Google sell it directly on the Play Store. I need a new phone im just waiting for the next NEXUS device. Im in no rush but like BiGMERF i love this time of the year also.

  7. Hm, an LG phone with jaw-dropping specs… I think I’ve heard this story before. The ending is disappointing.

  8. LoxGuest 3 years ago

    Noooooo! Not LG! Please Google don’t do that! (a past Optimus X user)

  9. Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

  10. BigCiXGuest 3 years ago

    I perfer an LG phone rather then ANOTHER Samsung Nexus

  11. Those spec would make it a good nexus phone, but what the processor? (Hopefully the new S4 pro)

  12. An LG Nexus just doesn’t go over very well with me. I owned the debacle they called the G2X and still haven’t gotten over how terrible it was.

  13. ShiangGuest 3 years ago

    Apple!!!

  14. some internet dudeGuest 3 years ago

    If this turns out to be one of the new Nexus line of phones, I hope they strip out all the custom UI.