LG G series

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The LG G series was a line of Android devices produced by LG Electronics. The "G" designation was first introduced in 2012 as a branch of the LG Optimus series for flagship devices, but LG announced in July 2013 that the "Optimus" name would be discontinued for future flagships in favor of maintaining "G" and "Vu" as distinct brands.[1] The first purely G-branded phone, the LG G2, was unveiled in August 2013.[2][3]

LG G series
DeveloperLG Electronics
TypeSmartphones, smartwatches, and tablets

LG's first two smartwatches, the LG G Watch and the LG G Watch R, were also part of the LG G series. Starting with the LG Watch Urbane, LG dropped the "G" branding from the device's name, thus eliminating the watches from the G series.

In April 2020, LG announced that it would discontinue the G branding and return to using distinct brand names for future flagship devices (beginning with the LG Velvet), to "resonate with today's consumers and help us to establish a clearer brand identity."[4]


2012: LG Optimus G[edit]

2013 lineup[edit]

2014 lineup[edit]

2015 lineup[edit]

2016 lineup[edit]

  • LG G5
  • LG G5 SE
  • LG Stylus 2 (also known as the LG G Stylus 2 or LG Stylo 2)
  • LG Stylus 2 Plus

2017 lineup[edit]

2018 lineup[edit]

2019 lineup[edit]

2020-2021 lineup[edit]



LG has produced a number of smartwatches; however, only a few of them carry the "LG G" branding. For example, the LG G Watch R is part of the LG G series, while its successor, the LG Watch Urbane, does not carry the "G" branding.

LG G Watch[edit]

LG and Google announced the Android Wear-based LG G Watch on June 25, 2014.

  • Display: 1.65" LCD display with 280x280 pixel resolution
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • Storage: 4 GB
  • RAM: 512 MB

LG G Watch R[edit]

LG and Google announced the LG G Watch R, also based on Android Wear, on October 25, 2014.

  • Display: 1.3" circular P-OLED display with 320x320 pixel resolution
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • Storage: 4 GB
  • RAM: 512 MB

See also[edit]


^note 1 The LG Stylus 2 is the first and, as of late 2018, the last smartphone with a built-in DAB+ digital radio.


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