Jun 25 AT 9:33 PM Nick Sarafolean 14 Comments

LG G2 gets shown off in new pictures

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The rumblings surrounding LG’s new flagship phone have begun to heat up with the G2 name coming back into play with the new device. The common belief is that it will also use Qualcomm’s snazzy new Snapdragon 800 processor to keep the device roaring through every task. But until now, we hadn’t been treated to an actual look at the device. Courtesy of @evleaks, we can now enjoy several pictures.


Picking apart the pictures, we can see what appears to be a glossy plastic back on the G2 along with an interestingly designed camera hump. In the small shot of the front of the G2, the bezel does appear to be quite slim with what’s either an LG logo or a physical home button on the bottom.

But moving to the back of the phone again, let’s take a closer look at the camera thingamajig. We can clearly see the camera lens but directly underneath it we see a plus sign, followed by an unidentified something and then a minus button. Unless our eyes are deceiving us, that appears to be a volume rocker on the back that’s underneath the camera. An interesting concept but an odd placement. What’s confusing is that we’re neither sure if the entire thing is a touch sensitive strip or if there are separate buttons for volume up and down. The center piece is also odd because while it could be a flash, there’s also a circular white spot next to the camera that looks remarkably like a flash. Maybe it’s something different entirely; a fingerprint reader?

Regardless, it’s good to finally get a look at the mysterious device. One more thing to note is the first picture in the series. It says that the G2 is “Learning from you” and the shadow of the device actually takes the form of a human shadow. Just an interesting tidbit to note.

What do you guys make of these leaked shots of the LG G2? Got any ideas of what that thing on the back is?

Source: @evleaks

A nerd at heart, Nick is an average person who has a passion for all things electronic. When not spending his time writing about the latest gadgets, Nick enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and experimenting with anything and everything coffee. Should you wish to know more about him, you can follow him on Twitter @nsarafolean.

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  • redraider133

    I can’t wait to see what the unveil and what new features they added. Like the idea of the volume buttons on the back. Will see how it works in real world usage.

    • epps720

      Torn about the volume rocker on back. I like the fact they aren’t just going with status quo and trying to switch things up. Downside is, I can imagine every time I go to change the volume my finger will hit the camera lens leaving smudges all over.

      • http://www.androidandme.com Nick Sarafolean

        That echoes my thought perfectly. I want to like it but I don’t know if it’ll be very practical.

      • reddragon72

        I have always had to clean my lens off of every phone I have owned. I have never been able to not touch the lens regardless of where it is placed.

        I really like where the volume buttons are but not the color of them looks very cheap and crappy. I hope they make them solid black with a silver or white +- signs.

        I have one upgrade right now awaiting the arrival of this phone on Sprint and I hope it wont be much longer. My current LG Optimus G is the best phone I have ever owned!! I am hoping the G2 wows me even more!

  • Nate B.

    I’m curious to know what kind of features will come with phones that have such power.

  • renyo

    Snapdragon 800!!!! Woohoo!

  • roaddyyyy

    I’m guessing that’s a LG logo at the bottom and I’m thinking the phone will include on-screen buttons

  • roland

    I can only hope that it come to T-mobile USA if note the next nexus will look similar.

  • jerrbomb

    Very interesting… I’m anxious to see what actually comes off this mysterious device…

  • vforvortex

    wonder if between the +/- buttons if it is a finger print scanner that can unlock devices and automatically log in to website and such like some laptops used to have. doesnt make much sense to me, but that was my first impression.

  • Gil


    I WANT THIS……….

  • Keoki

    It could be camera buttons. +/- could be zoom buttons and the “minus” button could be to take the shot itself.

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  • Nathan D.