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Rumour: The Optimus G2 Will Be The Thinnest Phone Yet

Posted In News, Reviews - By AndroidPress on Monday, April 22nd, 2013 With No Comments »

LG Optimus G

I preface this story like I have many others.  This is a rumour so take it as such.  I report it because it’s interesting to me and I’d be very interested to see something like this come into fruition.  Now to the story…

LG’s Optimus G really helped in putting them back on the map when it comes to the Android scene.  The device offered a stunning display, top of the line processor and a sleek glass design.  Like all flagship phones, a sequel is inevitable and I expect us to see it sometime in Q2-Q3.  It will undoubtedly have a better processor, better screen, better battery, etc.  But one thing that could really make it unique is the thickness, or lack their of.

According to the rumour, the next Optimus G, the Optimus G2, is going to be the thinnest phone to hit the market.  How thin you ask?  Well so thin that they can’t put buttons on the side of it!  That’s right, the phone is going to be so thin that the buttons won’t fit!  Obviously you can’t go button-less so where do you place the power button and volume rocker?  Well on the back of the device of course!

Again, this is a rumour and a rather fishy one at that.  Nevertheless, I’d be interested to see how LG would pull something like that off.  Also, if it’s that thin where do you place the micro-USB and 3.5mm jack?  My initial thoughts are that you make a “bump” on the top or bottom (similar to the RAZR) to house those ports.  Or another possibility is that you could just go with wireless charging to at least rid of one port.  However, that seems rather unconventional and inconvenient as you’d need to have a charging pad with you all the time.

What do you guys think?  Would you even want a phone so thin that there was no place for buttons?

[Phandroid]

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