Optimus is Out, as LG G2 Flagship Smartphone is Confirmed

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LG’s not been shy about dropping massive hints concerning its next major smartphone release, but its latest announcement takes all the guesswork out of what it will call the phone, as it has confirmed in a press release we’ll be seeing the LG G2 very soon. We’d heard rumours the Optimus name was about to be retired from at least some of LG’s phones, and now we know for sure.

Instead, it’s going to use the letter G on is high-end hardware, something it already does, but without the Optimus prefix. The LG G2 is the successor to the Optimus G, which finally made it to the UK a few months ago, despite being introduced in 2012, and according to LG it’s the first in a series of new, premium smartphones using the G name.

The LG G2 is almost certainly going to be revealed at an event on 7 August, and LG has made it clear the phone will be using the latest Snapdragon 800 processor, and leaks have shown the volume and sleep/wake keys have been moved to the rear of the device. How this will work in the real world remains to be seen, but it’ll certainly made the LG G2 unique.

Additionally, the LG press release talks about phones using its 4:3 ratio touchscreen panels, saying they will be known as the Vu series from here on. The Vu series phones also wore the Optimus name, but it seems LG doesn’t think the phones are quite premium enough to join the new G series gang. We’ll bring you all the news from LG on 7 August.

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