LG’s Won Kim, the head of mobile communications Europe, has confirmed the company will launch a follow-up to last years’ Optimus G flagship phone, and that it’ll be coming to the UK sometime after July.
While this is the first official confirmation of the phone’s existence, such a phone has been rumoured for a while and is known as the Optimus G2. Won Kim also calls the phone by this name, but also makes a point that it may not be used on the final version of the device.
The Optimus G2 is apparently going to be used to spearhead a campaign to bring LG back into the spotlight in the UK, after it has lost considerable ground to HTC, Samsung and Apple. Of course, it hasn’t helped itself by not releasing phones such as the recently revealed Optimus G Pro and the Optimus Vu here, and for the late arrival of the original Optimus G.
So, while we know the phone is coming, what about its specifications? The LG executive wasn’t quite as forthcoming with this information, saying only the phone would have, “something different and something unique.”
For any top-of-the-range phone to compete this year, a quad-core processor and a 1080p screen seem to be essential features, but as for the “unique” feature touted by LG, we’ll have to wait and see.
Earlier this month, a report indicated LG planned to have flexible phone screens out before the end of the year, which falls tantalisingly close to the Optimus G2′s suggested release window. It would certainly make it unique.