LG Optimus G2 Rumored for Fall 2013 Launch
LG Electronics might not launch a successor for its Optimus G flagship handset next month as previously rumored, but it could be planning the unveiling of the device, supposedly called Optimus G2, for the fall of 2013.
Apparently, the handset vendor is set to launch the new flagship model about one year after the official unveiling of the current model.
However, the company is still set to unveil other Optimus devices before that, including a new, large handset at the 2013 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month, a recent article on CNET reads.
This device, rumoured to be called the Optimus GK, will utilize the 5.5-inch 1080p screen created by LG Display, which was being shown off in a number of devices at CES this year. LG’s Optimus G sequel will likely be 5-inches, with a next-generation Qualcomm chip and a more streamlined body.
Furthermore, the new mobile phone is expected to run under Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system when made official. Apparently, the company is waiting for the next flavor of Android to be launched before making the new device official. Last year, Optimus G was unveiled with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean several weeks before Android 4.2 was launched.
Of course, none of this may be true — launch plans are always very much in flux — but sources close to CNET say these plans are pretty credible.