Models Pose with New 'Optimus G' Smartphones, Made by LG Electronics Inc, in Seoul
Models pose with new ''Optimus G'' smartphones, made by LG Electronics Inc, in Seoul, September 18, 2012.Reuters/Lee Jae-Won/Files

South Korean electronics major, LG has reportedly begun sending exclusive invites to select tech press for its international media event on 7 August in New York City.

The news comes just a couple of days after LG officially announced that its next flagship Optimus G successor would pack Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 series chipset, leading many to believe that the company will use the NYC event as the launch pad for the debut of the next-generation Optimus G2 smartphone.

According to reports, the LG phablet is expected to sport a 5.2-inch full HD display with 1920x1080p resolution and run on the latest Android mobile OS v4.2 Jelly Bean powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series processor with staggering CPU speed of 2.3GHz.. The chipset is also claimed to house a Adreno 330 graphics card and also support LTE-Advanced network for quality audio and video call connectivity as well as fast data file transfer.

In terms of camera specifications, Optimus G successor will feature a 13.0-megapixel camera on the rear side and 2.1-megapixel secondary camera. If rumours are to be believed, Optimus G2 is expected to hit global market stores in the third quarter of this year. Co-incidentally, South Korean counterpart Samsung is also pegged to launch the much awaited Galaxy Note 3, while Japanese rival Sony is reportedly planning to debut the 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra at the same time around.

Speculated Specs of LG Optimus G2:

Model LG Optimus G2
Display 5.2-inch Full HD screen with 1920x1080p display resolution
OS Android v4.2 Jelly Bean OS
Processor 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series processor
GPU Adreno 330 graphics engine
Camera Main: 13.0-megapixel cameraFront: 2.1-megapixel camera 
Network Expected come next generation Long Term Evolution (LTE-Advanced) network support