Invites for the LG G2 event in New York are making the rounds, and LG isn't keeping secrets

LG's not even trying to hide it anymore, as a new round of press invites for their August 7 event in New York have went out, and they not only picture the G2, but name it in the text.

To be honest, we think this is a great thing. Everyone knows what LG has coming, everyone is excited about the new G2, and giving us pictures and dropping the name around makes us look forward to the event even more. As a refresher, what we expect to see inside the G2:

  • Snapdragon 800 processor at 2.3GHz
  • 2GB RAM
  • 13MP camera
  • Back mounted volume controls
  • 5.2-inch 1080p display
  • On-screen buttons

With those internals, it's no wonder that a lot of folks can't wait to see and hear more about the LG G2. We'll be there in New York, not just because it's our job to be there, but because we're also Android nerds are are pretty excited.

Jerry Hildenbrand
Senior Editor — Google Ecosystem

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

  • 5.2 inch display? I hope it has zero bezel. Want moar pics..
  • *more Posted via Android Central App
  • come on.
  • *moar Posted via Android Central App
  • *moar
  • The back mounted volume switch could pose a problem for windshield mounts.
  • Voice control and/or integration with your car's existing sound system should remedy that.
  • It could also pose a problem for just not being convenient. When I'm holding my phone, that's generally where my HAND is, not my fingers.
  • Nexus 5 internal hardware being announced on August 7, then.
  • PLEASE let this be the basis of the next nexus! Although, I do hope they improve the camera... Posted via George Foreman Grill
  • Going to go a little crazy here but maybe a possibility of a finger print scanner on the back in between the volume buttons?
  • I thought the exact same thing when I saw that picture
  • And if it learns from you than that may be the case
  • i see subliminal advertising like this -
  • Power button Posted via Android Central App
  • look at those specs! yes i'll take this in the pure unadulterated, unbastardized, undefiled Nexus 5 version, please.
  • I'm really looking forward to this event as well. This just may be a prelude to what the next Nexus will be like. I'll admit, it took me awhile to trust LG but I just may give them a chance with the Nexus 5.
  • Love the specs but I too dont know about the volume being in the back. If I have the phone on a table I have to lift it up to adjust the volume. Also with on screen buttons, will Swipepad still work if it's launched from the bottom? Since my s4 has a physical button, it doesn't interfere when I launch Swipepad. That would be a deal breaker for me as well.
  • Back mounted volume buttons are just plain stupid IMO sorry. Everything else about this phone seems nothing short of amazing. 5.2 inch display is a bit too big too as where anything above 5" is basically a phablet. I truly hope the next Nexus although it will be based off this G2, happens to keep its 4.7 inch screen size. Posted via Android Central App
  • Ummmm no. It's going to have on-screen buttons, so 5.2 is perfect. If Google and LG are going to do the same thing like last year, its going to be the same specs. Only difference obviously is going to be stock and a different look. Maybe different camera as well.
  • Agree that any button on the back is just silly, those buttons would be completely useless when the phone sits on a car mount. I really liked this phone but the volume button location killed it for me.
  • Nexus 5 might omit that gimmick.
  • Nexus 5 might expand on that gimmick /am I playing right?
  • oh look it's the kid who got beat up by a nexus phone and trolls every Nexus discussion he can find. Dude get a life. Who goes around hating obsessively on an electronic object? seriously who does that? You're sad. Get a girlfriend, if you're able.
  • In a proper car mount (connected to bluetooth) the volume buttons are irrelevant. You don't control the volume by touching the phone. You control it either from your car's stereo controls or your bluetooth device (speaker, ear-piece, etc.). So it wouldn't matter where the volume buttons are on the phone.
  • True, I like the specs but 5 inches is my max for screen size. Posted from Google Nexus 7 via Android Central App
  • I think the volume and power buttons on the back are really cool I mean put your phone in 1 hand and where do your finger tips land on the back...its gonna be good...if it weren't for oem's changing things up every once and a while things would get so stale Joshua Jordan
  • I agree completely. Posted via Android Central App
  • so what's the battery on this? 1200mah? >_>
  • allegedly 2,700 mAh.
  • Perhaps this phone is too thin for side mounted buttons? Seems unlikely though if the iPad with it's extremely tapered edge can still have side mounted volume controls. It's just so easy to reach into my pocket, and control the volume from the side. I could see how this could become an eventual problem. I'll reserve judgement until the final product is revealed.
  • do we even really need hard volume buttons? i'm constantly F--ing up my ringer volume by accidentally hitting the side buttons. why are they even necessary? i don't think i'd miss hardware volume buttons if they were gone - i think i could just use software control.
  • They are useful for a lot of things other than volume control, for example a lot of ebook readers/ rss readers use the volume button to flip pages.
  • If nexus 5 isn't supported by vzw I'm leaving my unlimited LTE
  • rumor has it that there will never be another CDMA/carrier locked Nexus again. it wouldn't surprise me.
  • That would suck considering how much love Sprint's given Google.
  • Let me start off by saying that Verizon is by far the worst wireless company of the big four. Not even at&t can hang with them. Now that we have that our of the way I would venture to bet that Verizon will never get another nexus for the simple fact that they would never allow a phone with a bootloader that wasn't locked down tighter than ft Knox on their network. There are other reasons why they completely suck ass but I won't get into those here.
  • This sounds like a fantastic phone. I hope LG can keep the quality up. Between the Nexus 4, LG G Pro and the upcoming G2 they have a lot of quality products on the market.
  • Yes the build quality maybe nicer than a Samsung, LG is doing nothing more than following in the footsteps of Samsung. The updates (so far) are kinda sparse, advertising is somewhat similar. They are coming out with things that people called gimmicks on Samsung phones (tracking of you to see what you want or are doing) I am not seeing a real difference here. No the Nexus doesnt count, neither does the Gnex. I still see LG as doing nothing special but catching up. I am not saying it is a bad thing. I would love another strong contender. Choice is good. I just think the big splash could be the honami (the Sony phone, I know I misspelled it).
  • You didn't misspell it. Honami is correct. I'm looking forward to that too, and comparing these two. Posted via Android Central App
  • Back mounted buttons sound like something from the Windows 8 playbook - "we looked at one use-case and decided to go with it!". Cases would be a problem, as well as accidental presses while lying on the back (or just laying it down). And while convenient in the hand, how's that going to work in a desktop dock, or belt pouch, or (as mentioned earlier) a dashboard dock? The specs do sound gorgeous though...
  • I don't understand why cases would be a problem. A ton of iPhone cases have a cutout in the back just to show that stupid logo. That looks like it would work just fine for this setup. Posted via Android Central App
  • I'm not crazy about the volume controls but you never know once I try them I may like them better. Right now I'm thinking this will be my next phone anyway. I would have already gotten the S4 of Samsung had better radios, but don't want to get stuck with a sub par radio for another 2 years. Have a GNex now and although the worse thing about the phone is the battery next up is the radio. Nothing I can't live with but if there is better why not get it. Posted via Android Central App
  • Have went?
  • Great specs but two questions linger, what's the battery capacity and how much internal storage does it offer?
  • ....... and will it be bootloader unlockable?
  • Will Verizon get this phone? Posted via Android Central App
  • I know.. Nothing is Perfect.
    But, it seems LG had a chance to make this something special.. and they (IMO) kind of Blow It.. by doing this back button thing.. My iPad Mini is only 7.2mm thick.. and the Volume & Power buttons are just fine on the side of the unit.. I can't imagine LG could not make it work for this unit.. Oh well.. let's see how this works.
  • That isn't just a volume rocker... Its a biometric fingerprint scanner.
    And any up/down rocker such as volume, brightness, changing songs. Now you don't have to touch the screen as much (less smudging) and even more screen will be available to your eyes since your thumbs won't be in the way.
  • "Come see how we're learning from you." You think that the image and quote, the entire premise of this advertisement is for a revolutionary back controlled volume rocker? Lmao.
  • Nex-usss, Nex-usss, Nexus, NEXUS, NEXUS!!!! I'm not too sure about the rear buttons. It makes sense in the hand but we'll see how they handle when the device is flat on its back. Nothing a little software ingenuity can't overcome. No, a case won't cover them. C'mon.