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LG to reveal new flagship Optimus G2 smartphone at CES 2013

Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you’ll know that the world’s biggest tech show is bearing down on us, with big name manufacturers getting ready to launch 2013’s hottest gadgets as early as possible.

That’s right, the annual Consumer Electronics Show kicks off in Las Vegas on January 8th and we’re expecting a wave of new and exciting gadgets. LG has signalled its intentions ahead of the event by releasing a teaser video in which we see a rather sleek black mobile device shown off briefly.

The Korean manufacturer is still working on bringing its most recent flagship smartphone, the Optimus G, to UK shores, but it seems as though it has something even newer ready to show off. Reports suggest that the phone in the video is the Optimus G2, a successor to the impressive Optimus G that we’re still waiting on here in the UK.

We were blown away by the original model, with its 13-megapixel camera, True HD-IPS display and sleek design, so naturally we’re very excited about a potential upgrade. Rumour has it that the G2 will be even better than the original, rocking a market-leading 3GB of RAM and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 pro chip clocked at a blazing fast 1.7GHz. If true, these parts could provide enough power to make the Optimus G2 the fastest smartphone in the world.

Recently we’ve heard whispers of LG’s plans for CES 2013, and one plan seems to match up with what we’re seeing in the teaser video. The company has been working on a new screen that has just a 1mm bezel around the outside, which would give the impression of an edge-to-edge display. From the sneak peek video it seems that the Optimus G2 will feature that very screen.

Hopefully we’ll find out more about this exciting prospect next week when the annual Consumer Electronics Show gets underway.

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