LG's rumoured Optimus G2 now being tipped for a 5.5in full HD display

optimLG's rumoured Optimus G2 now being tipped for a 5.5in full HD displayYou may recall me writing about the LG Optimus G2 late last month. Or maybe not, judging by the zero comments on the piece – which I took only as a statement of your level of interest in LG, naturally.

Anyway, turns out another Asian source has come along largely repeating the original claims, but suggesting the Optimus G2 will in fact come packing a 5.5in full HD screen, not the 5in panel originally suggested.

As such, it would put the handset – which probably won't actually be called the Optimus G2, though that's what we're calling it for now – right into Samsung Galaxy Note II territory. And don't forget LG's own Optimus Vu 2, which is supposedly on the way over in the East, unconcerned by the fact that most of us are still trying to get our heads (not to mention our hands) around the first one.

Back to the Optimus G2, though, and according to Korea's Asiae (via Google Translate) that 5.5in screen is the only change to the claimed spec list we've already seen, in other words full HD resolution, 2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, nifty camera and Android Key Lime Pie, all to launch in the first half of 2013.

To be honest, it's hard to see why LG would decide to jump to a 5.5in display, as it effectively switches the Optimus G line from competing with the Samsung Galaxy S III/IV to taking on the Galaxy Note series, which we don't see the logic in.

Plus it continues this notion of the upward creep in screen size from one generation of phone to the next. With neither our hands nor our pockets getting any bigger, where's the logic?

The sudden surge in 5in smartphones is almost entirely because that's now the entry point in terms of size for the new breed of 1080p panels hitting the mobile market. Who'd bother with a 5.5-incher instead?

Via Unwired View

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Pondlife  Dec. 11, 2012 at 19:28

Maybe Google told them that's the size they want for next years Nexus ;)

socialjeebus  Dec. 12, 2012 at 00:25

Vu2s been out for a while in Korea but it hasnt exactly flew off the shelves. Too soon after the Vu and overshadowed by the Note 2.

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