LG to Launch New Optimus G Handset May 30

LG has sent press invites for a smartphone launch May 30 in Macau. LG hasn't specified which handset it's launching, but reports claim that the event will be for the rumored LG Optimus G2. The media invite shows a profile of the slim smartphone, along with the tagline "ImaGination Begins." The Optimus G2 will likely go head-to-head with rival Samsung's Galaxy S4 and HTC's flagship One smartphone.

What Else You Need To Know

  • With the original Optimus G, LG had been slow about a global rollout of that phone, which debuted first in Asia, then came to the U.S., and then made its way to Europe.
  • In the U.S., LG and AT&T in early May announced the Optimus G Pro, which has a massive 5.5-inch display, a quad-core Qualcomm processor, eye-recognition technology , and pricing of $199 on a two-year contract.

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