New Optimus G Phone Coming on 7 August?

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LG will hold a press event on 7 August in New York, where it could announce a new smartphone, possibly the follow-up to the Optimus G. This is early notice for an event, and shows LG is really keen to let us know it has something exciting in the works.

However, the company hasn’t supplied any information at all on what it will show on the day, so all we can do is speculate. The most obvious candidate is the Optimus G2, which has been partially confirmed by LG already, and is expected to launch in the second half of the year.

For once, LG will be launching the Optimus G2 in the UK, something it hasn’t always done with its high-end hardware. What isn’t certain though, is the device’s final name. LG has said it may decide to retire the Optimus name and re-brand its best Android phones, but the only hints we’ve heard so far is that the name will disappear, and the phone may become the LG G2.

The phone may also been equipped with a 5-inch, 1080p display, which could be made from a flexible, shatter resistant material. LG has been showing off its flexy screen technology recently – in a 5-inch screen size too – and has boasted it wants to be the first to put a phone using a flexible screen on sale.

With the event still more than a month away, LG has plenty of time to give us a few more hints, so we could learn a little more about the mystery device before 7 August.

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