By Stephen Schenck | May 31, 2013 10:59 AM
The next big smartphone we’re expecting from LG – at least the next phone we expect to see LG sell on its own and not as a new Nexus model – is the Optimus G2, the true successor to last year’s Optimus G, rather than the new Optimus G Pro, which seems like more of a cousin. For the longest time we’ve been expecting the G2 to go official at this summer’s IFA, though that hasn’t stopped some info on the handset from leaking early. We saw an image earlier this month that seemed to be an in-development LG model – could it be the G2? What could be that very same hardware is back again today, giving us a slightly closer look.
Note how the front-facer, prox sensor, ambient light sensor, and the speaker grille all match what we saw back at the start of the month. The phone is up and in operation this time around, but based on the crash we’re seeing here, it’s clear the handset’s software is still in development.
Take a close look at that crash handler, and you’ll see what looks like an internal LG email address referencing “G2.”
Sadly, we’ve yet to get a look at the back of this guy, and we’re still hoping for a more complete picture of the phone’s specs. There’s been talk of a Snapdragon 800, along with benchmark data that seems to back this up. Also look for a 1080p display.