LG announces its 5.2-inch G2 smartphone

After months of rumors, leaks and speculation, LG on Wednesday officially announced the long-awaited G2 smartphone.

The LG G2 is a super-thin 5.2-inch device that LG claims is “inspired by you.” The phone features a 5.2-inch 1080p IPS display, which has 423 pixels per inch. It’s also the first worldwide-launching device to be powered by a Qualcomm(s qcom) Snapdragon 800 CPU. The G2 features a quad-core 2.26GHz chip, to be precise.

Perhaps the most interesting detail is that all of the physical controls are located on the back on the phone, right beneath the camera sensor, which is where LG claims most people tend to rest their hands. To do this LG had to build a 3,000mAh battery that would fit into the phone without getting in the way of the buttons.

The G2 measures 2.7 inches across, and the bezel is ultra-thin, at just 0.1 inch. The phone will come in 16 or 32GB versions, but there’s no microSD card slot. It is running Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)(s goog), and LG hasn’t yet commented on any future upgrades to the OS.

The phone will be available in the U.S. on AT&T(s t), Sprint(s s), T-Mobile(s tmus) and Verizon(s vz)(s vod). Pricing and availability have not yet been announced.

I got a chance to get my hands on the G2 at LG’s event, and will be posting some photos and thoughts on my experience shortly.