Not even half a year since the announcement of LG’s latest flagship handset, the Optimus G, rumors have already begun for the device’s successor. The aptly named Optimus G 2 may launch sometime in the fall with the latest version of the Android operating system.
When does a good assumption turn into a rumor? This I don’t know. LG launched the Optimus G in September and it landed on AT&T and Sprint around November, so it’s not surprising to imagine a company would want to have an annual release of its flagship handsets. Like Apple, Samsung, and Google. What’s even funnier is that the Optimus G 2 was rumored to be announced at CES this year, which was unsurprisingly missing. LG fills the void of its flagship handsets with mid-range smartphones like the L-Series and Spectrum 2 on Verizon. Releasing a follow-up to the Optimus G as soon as CES or even MWC just doesn’t make sense.
As far as speculation go, we can imagine that the Optimus G2 will rock a larger, 1080p HD display, as that seems to be the cool thing to do this year. We’ll likely also be treated to a nice camera, possibly matching the 13 megapixel shooter we saw in the original Optimus G, and a faster quad-core processor. All that sounds fine and dandy, but the feature that could indeed send the Optimus G 2 over the top is Android Key Lime Pie, which is rumored to ship with the device. We’ll likely see the next version of the OS when Google I/O rolls around in May, so if the Optimus G2 does end up shipping with Android’s latest and greatest, a fall launch sounds about right.
The LG Optimus G is still a very powerful handset that has what it takes to take a majority of the newer Android handsets today. By the time the Optimus G2 rolls around, it will have a new iPhone and new handset to do battle with, so we can expect LG to come in swinging hard whenever it is announced.
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