Unlike previous LG smartphones, the LG G2 will be the first phone to come to a worldwide audience fast, with the South Korean electronics giant preparing to launch the phone on more than 100 carriers between the launch and three months into the lifespan.
Previous LG launches have taken almost a year to come to certain areas, with some countries just not getting the phone at all, despite many possible buyers. The LG Optimus G Pro is a classic example of movement outside of Asia being deadly slow.
LG also hopes they will sell up to 10 million smartphones through the LG G2 lifespan, this is a big amount compared to previous sales figures, with the Optimus G only selling around 500,000 units. LG is hoping with this huge New York City launch and the big availability they will be able to truly compete with Samsung.
We do know the LG G2 is likely to be on all four major carriers in the US and we believe LG has settled deals in the UK to come on EE, Vodafone, 02 and will be stocked at Phone4U and the Carphone Warehouse. This will be true for most of the globe and only Samsung and Apple have more reach when it comes to carriers.
The LG G2 is set to be a killer device, with a quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip, 3GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 1080p display, Android 4.3 and LTE-advanced. It is also set to feature an on/off back-button, something new from LG.