LG's August event could see more phones than just the Optimus G2

LG Optimus G2 leak

LG is poised to unveil its LG Optimus G successor, popularly known as the Optimus G2, at a special event on August 7, but a new report says that's not all the company plans to reveal.

The South Korean phone maker will also show off two other devices, according to TechTastic - an Optimus L9 2 (model number LG-D600) and something for now called the LG-D500.

The site claims a source tipped it off to the impending declaration of those two unannounced devices, while it's managed to pick up for both.

It looks like the L9 2 is a mid-range successor to the Optimus L9, while the LG D500 is even lower on the spectrum.

Middle children

Neither of the unannounced LG handsets is a flagship like the Optimus G2, TechTastic claims.

The LG Optimus L9 2 is a mid-range device with a 4.7-inch 720p display, 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 8-megapixel camera, NFC and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

The D500 on the other hand is a low-end device with a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, Adreno 302 GPU, 540 x 960 display, NFC, a 5-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 4.0 and Android 4.1.2.

Neither comes close to the next-gen Optimus G's specs, in particular the next-gen Snapdragon 800 SoC that's been confirmed for the new handset.

In addition to that, the G2 is rumored to feature a 5-inch 1080p display, Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB of memory, a 13-megapixel camera and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. TechTastic also threw an interesting idea into the mix: Apparently there are buttons on the back of this phone. How practical (and how legitimate) that is, we won't know for a few months time.

  • We think the LG Optimus G2 will compete directly with the Galaxy S4, but with an announcement on Aug. 7, it could also head off news of Samsung's Galaxy Note 3.