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LG Optimus G2 smartphone expected to have physical buttons at the back

According to South Korean news outlet, etnews, LG’s forthcoming top of the range smartphone will the home button and the volume rocker keys at the back of the device (rather than on the side as where they are commonly located).

This, according to the publication, is done to “maximise user convenience and make the body [of the smartphone] even slimmer”. LG is said to have performed “tens of thousands of simulation tests” before coming up with that alternative. One wonders whether the report, which also says that the volume buttons will be located close to the camera module, is genuine.

Chinese manufacturer Alcatel One Touch also unveiled the Idol Ultra at CES which was so thin that it had to get rid of the headphone socket which, according to the company, was too big.

ETnews also says that the Optimus G2 will have a 440ppi full HD LCD display (which translates into a 5in screen diagonal), a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz with an updated Adreno 330 GPU, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 2.1-megapixel front facing camera.

If the specs are right, the Optimus G2 would probably be the first smartphone to run on Qualcomm's top of the range SoC.

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