LG must know that the Optimus G has been spoiled, even if it’s not quite ready to put all its cards on the table. While it’s only acknowledging the phone’s identity under a ‘G’ codename, the Korean electronics giant is willing to talk a lot about what’s under the hood. Among the truly new revelations: that uncommonly wide 1,280 x 768 screen, now called the G2 Touch Hybrid Display, is a 30 percent thinner gapless panel that puts the LCD right near the glass in a way that just might be familiar to HTC One X owners. We don’t know for certain if it’s one of those newly-shipping in-cell touch panels, but that name certainly suggests LG is setting aside a few of those cutting-edge LCDs for itself. There’s also a treat in store for those who work their phones to the bone — a newly refined battery can go through 800 full recharge cycles before it gives up the ghost, or about 60 percent more than we’ve seen in the past. Combine these with the quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro we already knew was coming, and the Optimus G could be quite the technology showcase for both LG’s native South Korea as well as the US through a possible Sprint model.
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