After the leaks yesterday, LG has officially revealed the G2 smartphone at an event in New York City. The device is LG's new flagship and will leave behind the Optimus name. It will come to over 130 carriers in the world and is LG's hope to make a come back in the industry. The device has a large 5.2-inch 1080 LCD display which LG says is "designed for one-handed operation". I have tried many phones at that size and they aren't really great in one hand, but I guess we'll see how much that thin bezel helps on the G2. Inside is a powerful Snapdragon 800 processor which is clocked at 2.6GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB of storage, and a 3,000 mAh battery. On the back is a 13-megapixel camera with optical image stabilisation.
Interestingly the volume buttons and the power button are on the back of the device, and the G2 has no buttons on the sides at all. We aren't really sure how much better or worse this will be in real life situations but LG seems to think it's suitable.
On the software side LG has included various customisations such as Plug & Pop which takes a guess at what you may want to do when you plug in headphones or a USB, Answer Me which knows when you raise your phone to your ear, an IR blaster for controlling televisions, and a Guest Mode for keep eyes away from your stuff.