Jul 09 AT 5:33 PM Dustin Earley 16 Comments

LG Optimus G2 detailed in leaked video and pics

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Expected to be officially unveiled on August 7, Engadget has just received a handful of pictures from an anonymous source detailing the Optimus G2, strange backside volume rocker and all.

The pictures don’t provide any information on technical specs, but do share a bit on how the Optimus G2 will look and feel. LG is headed the way of the Nexus 4 with the G2, giving the device itself a more rounded shape with a dark chrome bezel. The LG logo is placed near the bottom of the face of the device, right below the area reserved for on-screen buttons, with no decorations up top. Towards the back of the device, you can see the strange plus and minus switch, which we assume will be a multipurpose volume switch.

Software wise, we see that the Optimus G2 will use a white camera UI, which looks rather nice, and a fully transparent notification bar and background for the on-screen buttons mentioned above.

All in all, the LG Optimus G2 looks like a great device. We’re excited to know more come August 7, just under a month away now.

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Source: Engadget

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  • redraider133

    Like the looks of it. Lg has been making some nice devices lately.

  • Nate B.

    The edge to edge is so attractive. I personally don’t like the look of the camera UI, but it’s probably full of neat features. I’m curious to know what this phone can do out of the box besides being faster. I hoped they utilize the power and give it some unique features.

    • kc

      If you like edge to edge, you should really look at the HTC One. Right now, when it comes to looks, no smartphones in the market pose any challenge at all.

      • Auzo

        Are you joking? HTC One looks great, but its surely not because it has a slim bezel. Its bezel is one of the largest around.

        But in HTCs defense they don’t really have a choice since they put those stereo speakers right on the front. It’s a fair trade for many.

  • Nate B.

    The edge to edge is so attractive. I personally don’t like the look of the camera UI, but it’s probably full of neat features. I’m curious to know what this phone can do out of the box besides being faster. I hoped they utilize the power and give it some unique features. Interesting.

  • Arthur

    Those side bezels sure are edge to edge, next year’s flagship screens are probably going to have an Infinity pool effect where it will look like the picture over the screen edges are spilling over.

    • Rising33

      The edge to edge certainly did look nice on the HTC One X when it first came out. HTC makes such nice phone that other companies have take it a step futher in design aspects. Looks really nice and kinda does look like a Nexus device. Specs and software is what I really want to know though. Lately LG is stepping it up here in the US. I owned an LG Optimus G and had no complaints about the phones performance or software. The only thing was the camera but pics were decent enough. I think phone will get peoples attention.

  • Eldric

    Yeah it looks good but will LG release it on all carriers or just at&t Lg is losing a lot of money

  • clocinnorcal

    The UI looks like a transparent stock look. I really like that. I can also see the digitizer looks like the same one in my N4.

  • MC_Android

    Looks pretty slick. I could see the benefits of having the volume rocker on the the back of the phone.

    The challenges this phone could have is good accessory options especially when accommodating the more unique button layout. Also, it seems quite likely one would smudge the lens due to the close proximity between the volume rocker and camera.

  • MC_Android

    On a side note, who else thinks their UI strongly resembles Touchwiz? Before pulling down the notification bar, I could completely believe if it was Touchwiz rather than LG’s UI

  • aj

    Im sorry guys, but it looks too much like an iPhone 3GS. I don’t know if it is the pic or the angle but it seriously resembles an iPhone 3G/S. From the placement of the speakers and charging dock to the slant/curvy body that it has, everything can be seen on the iPhone 3G. I do like the look though and it is far slimmer than the iPhone 3G/S and looks a lil more attractive. Fyi, I had an iPhone 3GS and recently made my switch to android (Galaxy Note 2, bought this Jan itself). I really like android (basically the features of TouchWiz and being able to download stuff and torrents from non-Play Store sources) and don’t think that i will ever go back to iOS.

  • Alvin B.

    That looks like a removable soft-touch plastic back. Would they really go back to a removable battery? I’d be happy, but surprised.

  • docsparks

    Please god get rid of the microusb connector and do what apple did, make a reliable, reversible charging port thats quality. this outdated microusb stuff is for ass hats and makes me regret getting rid of my i5 everyday.

  • donger

    So nice.

  • ikenna

    I was made to believe that LG g2 is stock without plenty or inestimable features .does the claim hold water