Qualcomm and LG already confirmed the news earlier this week that they are working on a new smartphone with the powerful Snapdragon 800-soc, and today we received information from our tipster that this processor will power the upcoming LG Optimus G2 (LG-D800). We can also confirm that LG will use their New York event on August 7 to announce this new device, LG’s event is planned in August to make sure that this flagship device will have ‘clear air’ ahead of the Galaxy Note III announcement during IFA 2013 Berlin, which will start in early September.
Last month we also showed you how the Optimus G2 looks in real life and now we also have a couple of screenshots of the interface as well. On the screenshots below you can see that the 1080p device will have on-screen keys, which simply means that the device won’t have any buttons at the bottom of the device. According to our source it will be the best device the company has ever produced, with an impressive edge-to-edge display, Snapdragon 800-soc and buttons on the back of the device.
The LG Optimus G2 packs a 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 800-soc with four Krait 400 cores running at 2.3GHz, Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB or RAM, 13-megapixel camera and the device will be running on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with LG’s own Optimus UI.
This however isn’t the only device that LG will announce during this event. The LG Optimus L9 II (LG-D600) and the LG-D500 are both coming as well. The Optimus L9 II will be a mid-ranger with decent specs like a 4.7-inch 720p display, 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 8-megapixel camera, NFC and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
LG’s D500 will be a low-end device with a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, Adreno 302 GPU, 540 x 960 display, NFC, 5-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 4.0 and it runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
Update: D500 (5-megapixel), D600 (8-megapixel).