The Optimus G2, which we've been waiting for, has been subject to rumor after rumor. A few days ago, we finally heard something official that probably tells us the G2 will have a Snapdragon 800 processor (LG and Qualcomm stopped just short of explicitly naming the device), but tonight we've got something a little more fun.

Infamous leaker @EVLeaks has just dropped a series of still images that look to be from a video subtitled "Learning from you." They show the G2 and its rumored back-mounted controls. Until this point, the existence or functionality of the rumored rear controls have gone without concrete evidence, but it looks like the G2 may have rear-facing volume controls, along with a third button that's likely an on/off switch.

While the stills are sort of sparse on information, they do show a man interacting with the buttons and taking advantage of the device's front-facing camera. Plus, this probably gives us a pretty good idea of what the device will end up looking like. See for yourself below.


Source: @EVLeaks

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  • Jooyoung Hong

    on screen buttons?

    • aNYthing6

      No. You can see the home button on the bottom of the first screenshot.

      • Kacho_ON

        That's a LG logo, i can confirm this has on screen buttons

        • Joseph Pojunis


      • captain canada

        that looks a lot like "LG" + lg's logo, i would say this phone has on-screen buttons, further proof would be that they went through the trouble to move the volume rocker and power button to the rear giving the front a pure look.

        • aNYthing6

          You are right.

        • Larizard

          sounds like a nexus to me

    • heat361

      Yep the g2 will have on screen buttons. That circle under the screen is the lg logo.

  • ConCal

    I love that!

  • ProductFRED

    Not a fan of the volume button placement (call me old school), or the back's design, but surprisingly impressive overall for LG. Their main issue, however, is lack of support. So let's see how they deal with that.

  • roberthenderson

    Hopefully, it has disappearing capacitive buttons like the galaxy s3.I hate the black bar multi-rows of buttons look or having to tap to bring up a button before you can use it.

  • oesjmr

    That button in between the volume keys almost looks like a fingerprint reader.

    • Bob G

      I want it to be true. My old Atrix has ruined me!

  • Aymen Fadhel

    I have a feeling that those buttons won't play well with cases.

    • Greg

      At least they will play well with grips and mounts of all kinds...

      • John O’Connor

        except for the sticky type mounts

    • Joseph Pojunis

      Cases will most likely have holes for them, just like volume +/- on every other device.

  • Ahmad Nadeem

    I kind of like it....this may probably lead to thinner phones

  • TY

    Seems like it's called only the "LG G2", no "Optimus" at all... which lines up with previous rumors.

  • Jamie Moulding

    Hmmmm. Not sure

  • hyperbolic

    Great innovation with the volume button.