LG G series

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LG G series
DeveloperLG Electronics
TypeSmartphones, smartwatches, and tablets
Operating systemAndroid and Wear OS

The LG G series is a line of high-end 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'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.


2012: LG Optimus G[edit]

2013 lineup[edit]

2014 lineup[edit]

2015 lineup[edit]

2016 lineup[edit]

2017 lineup[edit]

  • LG G6[4]
  • LG Stylus 3 (also known as the LG G Stylus 3 or LG Stylo 3)

2018 lineup[edit]

  • LG G7 ThinQ[5]
  • LG G7 One
  • LG G7 Fit
  • LG Stylus 4 (also known as the LG G Stylus 4 or LG Stylo 4)

2019 lineup[edit]

  • LG G8 ThinQ[6]
  • LG G8s ThinQ[7]



LG 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 same 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.


  1. ^ "LG dumps Optimus smartphone brand, opting for simply 'G2'". CNET. Retrieved 5 April 2014.
  2. ^ "LG's new G2: high-end smartphone in the front, button party in the back". The Verge. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  3. ^ "LG Unveils Flagship G2 Smartphone With New 'Rear Key' Concept". PC Magazine. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  4. ^ Scrivens, Scott. "LG to release an enhanced G6 "plus version" alongside a software update bringing new features". Android Police. Illogical Robot LLC. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  5. ^ "LG Announces The G7 ThinQ". Anandtech. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  6. ^ Velazco, Chris (24 February 2019). "LG embraces weirdness with its new G8 ThinQ flagship". Engadget. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  7. ^ "LG unveils V50 ThinQ 5G and G8 ThinQ and G8s ThinQ". gsmArena. 24 February 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2019.