LG G2 updates: pricing, likelihood of Google Play edition

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Yesterday we saw LG’s G2 go official, with the manufacturer unveiling its Snapdragon-800-powered flagship. We got plenty of detailed info on the handset’s specs at the time, but as is so common around launches like this, sometimes it takes another couple days for even more info about the phone to come to light. This morning we hear about a couple issues that are sure to be on the mind of many potential G2 customers: the handset’s pricing, and the chance that we might see a Google Play edition of the phone, like Samsung and HTC have introduced for their own flagships.

According to LG, the company does not currently have any plans for a Google Play edition G2. It admits that this isn’t necessarily a permanent rejection of the idea, and the company could change its mind in the future, but it doesn’t sound like we’ll be hearing about any GPe G2 anytime soon.

Early pricing info on the G2 comes to us out of Germany, where we’ve seen retailers list the phone for about €600 (€630 for the 32GB model). By comparison, the HTC One goes for more like €535 over there, and the GS4 €500.

Source: Android Community, Notebooksbillinger.de
Via: GigaOM, phoneArena

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