LG’s Secret New Phone, The Optimus G2, Gets Leaked A Month Early

You know that big announcement LG has scheduled for next month? The one with the invite that more or less shouts “HEY WE’RE ANNOUNCING A PHONE CALLED THE G2 AT THIS EVENT”?

Yeah, so, the G2 seems to have just leaked. Whoops!

Someone just dumped a bunch of stills on our sister site Engadget, all showing off what’s purported to be LG’s newest flagship Android handset.

Squint your eyes and you might mix this handset up with the Google-branded (but LG-made) Nexus 4, save for one big (and pretty damned weird) change. The sleep and volume buttons? The ones that someone long ago decided should live on the sides of the handset? They’re, uh, on the back of the G2. Beneath the camera lens. Why? I have absolutely no idea. Because it’s different?

As if the photos weren’t enough, someone else took a solid 60 seconds of video showing the device and put it on YouTube. Curiously, the video’s leaker just created their YouTube channel today, and the G2 video is their first and only at the moment:


And if you’re the type who cares more about what’s under the hood — don’t worry, some of that leaked, too. According to the leaksters, it’s got a 2.3GHZ Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2 GB of RAM, a 5.2″ 1080p display, and a 13-megapixel camera. (In your friggin’ pocket. Your late 90s/early 2000s desktop computer just threw itself out of a window.)