The LG Optimus G2 Is So Thin, It Can’t Have Buttons [Rumor]

Not an official LG drawing.

Not an official LG drawing.

In the mobile device race, smaller and thinner is always better. The newly announced LG Optimus G2 is so incredibly thin, there’s no room for power or volume buttons around the casing.

In a translation of web site MyDrivers, the report seems to be saying that the buttons will be moved to the back of the case, which could be a pretty cool design, though the site points out that it could lead to a lot of input error, and many users might opt for a more traditional design because of that.

The site also reports that the LG Optimus G2 will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, a five inch screen with 1920×1080 pixel resolution, and a 13 megapixel camera on the rear with a 2.1 megapixel front camera. It is also expected to run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and to arrive this fall.

The original Optimus G is LG’s flagship phone, and launched last September. It had a less powerful Snapdragon 600 processor and a 5.5 inch screen, though a similar 1080p screen and 13 megapixel camera.

Here’s hoping LG brings something new to the table, design-wise, to entice the early adopters anew into purchasing.