Getting ahead of LG's G2 smartphone launch today, another South Korean smartphone maker by the name of Pantech announced yesterday that their new smartphone debuting in later this month through SK Telecom would be shipping with both LTE-Advanced and fingerprint recognition functionality. So why did this smaller smartphone maker rush their announcement yesterday? They did it because they were convinced that they were going to be able to steal LG's thunder on this new smartphone feature due to a Korean report last month claiming that LG was going to steal Apple's thunder on this feature. Their leaked photo in the Korean report was bang-on as to the look of the new LG 2 rear button. But in the end, LG failed to deliver a fingerprint scanner for the G2 today during their event in New York. We reported a few weeks back that both Apple and Samsung were both suffering from low production yield problems with their respective fingerprint recognition sensor chips. So it's a mystery as to why the top smartphone leaders aren't able to deliver what Pantech will in days from now. Yet besides the fingerprint mystery, LG did in fact deliver a few minor surprises at the event today and our extensive report with over twenty-five graphics will lay it all out for you. Will it be enough to be considered an iPhone killer? Time will tell depending on what Apple plans to release in September, yet it's unlikely to make a dent against the next iPhone. While LG delivered a decent new round of smartphone improvements, I think at best their new smartphone could help them in their bid for the coveted number three spot globally.