LG Optimus G2 smartphone

LG's new smartphone called the Optimus G2 has been leaked ahead of any kind of official announcement.

The follow-up to the Optimus G will be the Optimus G2, although the images show no sign of the Optimus branding which LG has previously used. The leak comes courtesy of the evleaks Twitter account which has leaked the details of numerous smartphones in the past.

Going by the images, the LG G2 will look similar to Samsung's Galaxy S4 with a large screen and thin bezel. It's also got something a bit different about it, the volume buttons appear to be on the rear of the smartphone for 'convenience'.

There's also a glowing light between the volume buttons which looks like it could be a fingerprint scanner.

LG Optimus G2 smartphone buttons

We're not sure on the tag line 'learning from you' and the way the shadow of the device is a person. LG seems to be suggesting the phone can act like a human.

Despite the images containing no information, Talk Android suggests that the LG G2 will sport a 5.5in Full HD display, 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor (outpacing the Sony Xperia Z Ultra announced yesterday) and 2GB of RAM.

Other specifications include Android 4.2.2 and a rear facing 13Mp camera.  

We've no details on when the LG G2 will be released or how much it will cost. We'll keep out ear to the ground and let you know.

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