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LG had hardly introduced its new G2 flagship when they mentioned that it would come to the "big four" American carriers, meaning AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint. They're bringing the fight to Samsung in this carrier-driven market. T-Mobile has confirmed the statement in the LG event: there's already a basic website dedicated to the new 5.2-inch Android handset, complete with the compulsory information signup. There's currently no date or price for the phone on any carrier.

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You can't say that LG isn't trying hard with the G2, now shorn of the Optimus branding. With a 5.2" 1080p screen, 2.26Ghz Snapdragon 800 processor, 13MP rear camera, and some unique design in the form of a rear-mounted volume control, this model is noticeably distinct from the Galaxy S4 and HTC One, the reigning kings of the Android world. We'll see if the LG G2 can reach the same saturation as the Galaxy S4, which has expanded to most major and minor carriers in the US and Europe.

Verizon has confirmed that they'll carry the G2, complete with the usual enormous "screw you, we're Verizon" branding. The design of the speaker grille and rear buttons is slightly adjusted in the render.

This story will be updated as information becomes available.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Bryan Pizzuti

    I liked the Optimus branding, personally.

  • http://www.bfolkers.com Brian Folkers

    BUT WHEN

  • Ashish Raj

    THAT logo of Verizon!!! :(

    • Ashish Raj

      If ruining the back wasn't enough, they have put up their logo on the front of the phone too!!

      Verizon, you really hate your customers.. don't you!!??

  • prestone1

    dammit verizon, way to ruin it

    • IHATEHIPSTERSSS

      would of been good with a smaller bottom bezel but they had to have space for the lg logo >_>

      • Nightfall

        Would "have" been good...

        FTFY.

        • IHATEHIPSTERSSS

          cry moaar

          • Nightfall

            learn better grammar ;-)

  • zephiK

    Wow.... ruining the whole sleek black look. I guess VZW was like if you want the phone on our carrier, you have to let us ruin the design on it by clustering a bunch of VERIZON and 4G LTE logos

  • godnikeboy

    DAT LOGO

  • jr jackson

    Would be nice if it was a no-contract phone

  • Frederico Silva

    Why do carries in the US make a thousand brandings on the phones (front AND back)? I live in Portugal and the most branding we get is the boot image of the carrier and bloatware so I don't understand why they do it like that in the US, wish somebody could explain me :/

    • Jeremiah Rice

      Because US carriers have self-esteem issues.

      • Frederico Silva

        Ugh Verizon, get yourself together.

    • http://google.com/+derekross Derek Ross

      In Soviet USA, phone brands you.

  • Matthew Fry

    Great! Now my HTC One is out of date. This is worse than PCs I tells ya!

    • Jeremiah Rice

      Ha ha, you fool! You should have waited to buy a new phone until NEVER.

  • Silentstryder

    If the s Sprint Optimus G2 is the LG LS-980, it will be one of Sprint's first Tri-band LTE Phones. When Sprint flips the switch in 2014, they will be broadcasting LTE on 800mhz, 1.9Ghz, and 2.5Ghz.
    http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=12696

  • saltyzip

    Looks nice, but what are LG like on releasing OS updates? I assume this will get 4.3 before Christmas.. but then do you have to wait a year to get 5.0?

    I've currently got a Nexus 4 and find the thought of going back to a non Google Branded phone somewhat of a back step.

    • vperl

      KLP, forget it, the carriers will never update to KLP, they may promise, but never will deliver.
      At this point why does it matter ?

  • eleazar

    I don't care about the logo. Just give us a date! (and make it soon)

    • Ashish Raj

      If we go by those screen shots, then its October 3rd on Verizon...

  • PamelaLibrarian

    Notice how the wallpaper goes up under the notification bar. I wonder if that's for real or an artist rendering. I like it a lot.

    • CoreRooted

      A lot of custom ROMs support transparency of the status bar. I know that PAC and AOKP have had it for quite awhile. It's nice to see it in a stock ROM for once.

  • Michael Harrison

    Where will the SIM card slot be on the AT&T and T-Mobile phones?

  • vperl

    The release date cannot be put off to long, if so, it is HTC or Samsung time.

    My phone on last legs........

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