updated 07:34 am EDT, Tue August 27, 2013
LG G2 gets sent to space to prove its wares
LG has sent its G2 flagship smartphone to the edge of space in a promo video for the device ahead of its global rollout. The video (embedded below) highlights both the ruggedness of the device and its 13-megapixel camera, which also features optical image stabilization. The video shows the raw footage captured by the G2 on its sub-zero ascent to the stratosphere, before it descends back down to the LG team on the ground still fully functional.
A Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz and matched with 2GB of system RAM powers the LG G2, while it uses an next-generation Adreno 330 GPU with its own graphics RAM to help preserve power. It centers on a 1080p 5.2-inch display with an ultra-slim bezel measuring just 0.1-inches (2.65mm). The device is also the first to sport 24-bit/192KHz audio playback, while it incorporates a large 3,000mAh battery. It is distinguished by a power button, volume rocker design that is located at the center of the rear of the device.
The LG G2 will launch in the US on Verizon on September 12 and AT&T on September 13.