This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

LG Reveals the G2 Flagship Smartphone

Stocks in this article: QCOM GOOG TMUS S

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- South Korea's other electronics giant, LG, came to New York Wednesday to introduce its new G2 smartphone to the world.

In a glossy presentation, LG Chairman and CEO Jong-seol Park and others took the stage to extol the virtues of the new device. Park said the G2's best selling point is where you'll find all the buttons -- on the back. Screen on/off, camera and volume controls are located just below the camera lens. LG believes the move allows the controls to become a natural extension of your index finger for easier one-handed use.

I thought the new phone's best feature is the processor. The G2 is the first smartphone to run on Qualcomm's (QCOM) new top-of-the-line Snapdragon 800 quad-core chip. In addition to the many new built-in features, Qualcomm's President and CEO Steve Mollenkopf took the stage to add that the 800 is blazingly fast and capable of taking advantage of future generation LTE networks.

The G2 boasts a 5.2-inch HD touchscreen (made possible by a very skinny bezel), 2 GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel camera on the back and 2.1 MP shooter up front and either 16GB or 32 GB of storage.

The 3,000 mAh battery pack is layered like the battery in Motorola's new Moto X to take advantage of any possible wasted space inside the phone. And also like the Moto X, the G2 runs on Google's (GOOG) Android 4.2.2 not the just-released Android 4.3 version.

LG stressed that the G2 is capable of taking amazing photos and providing users with high-resolution sound as well as offering what LG called new user-friendly features:

  • Answer Me -- Automatically lowers a ring tone and answers a call when the phone is raised to your ear
  • Plug & Pop -- Recommends options when am earphone or USB cable is detected
  • Text Link -- Allows information embedded in text messages to be selected and saved in a memo or calendar
  • QuickRemote -- LG's G2 be used to remotely control popular home entertainment devices and learn from conventional remotes
  • Slide Aside -- Enables easier multitasking by simply "sliding" open apps off to the side using a three-finger swipe
  • Guest Mode -- Protects owner's privacy by displaying only pre-selected apps when guests access the phone

1 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 17,356.87 +288.00 1.69%
S&P 500 2,012.89 +40.15 2.04%
NASDAQ 4,644.3120 +96.4780 2.12%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs