LG Unveils New Flagship Phone, the G2



It left very little up to the imagination, but LG has finally, officially, shown off the G2 smartphone it’s been talking so much about. The G2 is the company’s new flagship, the first without the Optimus branding. It’s coming to more than 130 carriers around the world, including all four major American carriers, and represents the company’s attempt to take on the iPhone 5, Galaxy S4, and every other flagship device on the planet. The G2’s most unique feature might be its rear-mounted power and volume keys — there are no buttons on the side of the device, instead opting to put everything on the back. LG calls it “a new perspective in smartphone design,” and says the decision came from LG’s realization that as phones get larger, reaching the buttons on the side or top gets harder. That’s certainly true, but we’re not sure this is the right way to solve that problem — we’ll have to see.

Read the full story at The Verge.

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