LG G2 Hi-Res

The fact that LG‘s 2012 flagship phone – the Optimus G – launched here in April, almost six months after its Korean debut in September 2012, has lead to much speculation about the local launch window for its successor, the G2.

The good news is that it appears LG has learned the importance of a global launch, and we’re now hopeful we’ll see the G2 soon after it’s officially unveiled in New York on August 7.

LG Australia says they’re working with local Mobile Operators to release their new flagship locally here in Australia in a timely fashion:

LG Australia is currently in commercial discussions with local operators for the supply of LG G2 into the Australian market in line with the product’s global release, the results of which will be finalized shortly.

Further information will be released in line with the global launch event and product announcements in early August.

LG has already confirmed the new device will have a Snapdragon 800 CPU, but further leaks have suggested that it will come with a 5.2-inch 1080p Full HD screen, 2 GB of RAM, and a 13 MP camera on the back above a uniquely positioned rear volume control rocker.

We really liked the original Optimus G when it eventually launched here, despite lacking on the specs front, as newer 2013 flagship phones had already been released by that time. Personally, I can’t wait to see where LG takes us with the G2, and will be anxiously awaiting the local launch.

Are you looking forward to the LG G2? Let us know in the comments!

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My choice based on what I have read will come down to 2, the G2 or HTC’s One Max.
Can’t wait to test drive both.


really looking forward to seeing this… mostly so i can see what the hardware on the Nexus 5 is going to be like 😀

Not sure I would buy it after how tightly they locked down the bootloader on the Optimus G. It can now be circumvented but it’s far from ideal. Plus their skin is hideous. It does make me wonder that if they have themes that you can apply with the LG system, why can’t they have a stock android theme?

Oh and they need to kill both quick settings/toggles and quick slide or whatever it’s called

Sean Royce

Their UI isn’t amazing, but at least it runs completely smoothly, unlike Samsung’s flagships which generally always lag out of the box. This is coming from someone who loves Samsung phones.

Joshua Hill

If the manufacturer makes it ridiculously hard to root or run custom roms I’m really not interested. Learn to trust your users.

Sean Royce

I have high hopes for the G2. LG has become a great competitor in the past year. If only people were more aware of their phones.



now about the nexus 5 in Aus

Joshua Hill

Now about the Nexus 5 in general.


I hope whatever software updates they put on the G2, they can transfer to the original Optimus G.

Sean Royce

I’m sure they will. It’s usually the network carriers that make updates lag behind.