LG’s latest flagship smartphone, the G2, is already reported to be launching in India on September 30, but now giving more credence to the fact is that an online retailer in India has put the device up for pre-order for Rs 40,499, with the delivery date pegged at September 30.
The G2, of course, is flagship material and will go up against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Sony Xperia Z1. It packs a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU clocked at 2.3 GHz, a 5.2-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1080p, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal memory. There is no micro-SD card slot.
It also has a 13-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, a 2.1-megapixel front facing camera and has an IR Blaster and a 3,000-mAh battery. It also is one of the first smartphones in the world, which will be able to relay 24-bit audio.
The phone has made headlines due to its design idiosyncrasies as LG has placed the power and volume buttons on the back below the camera so that the user can control the device more easily while taking calls. It is running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and is incredibly customizable.
Most likely, the phone will compete against the likes of the Galaxy Note 3, Xperia Z1 and the Xperia ZU. This is because all the above three devices are running newer and more powerful CPUs than say devices like the LG Optimus G Pro, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One.