LG Optimus G Revealed: Korea Release in September

LG Optimus G Revealed: Korea Release in September

New LG Optimus G revealed to have  1.5GHz quad-core CPU, ICS, LTE, 4.7-inch screen with in-cell touch. Slated for September release in Korea with global release shortly after.

Despite all the animosity between Apple and Samsung, there’s another competitor that is hitting the market with an amazing new smartphone, LG. In fact, LG beat Apple to the punch and already announced the full specs for their newest line of smartphones, just in time for the IFA out in Berlin.

the LG Optimus G promises that their LTE phone will have no rival in terms of speed and function. Below are the confirmed specs for the LG Optimus G.

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor with 1.5GHz Quad-Core CPU, Adreno 320 GPU with 4G LTE
  • Operating System: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (not Jellybean like many were hoping)
  • Network: 2G / 3G / 4G LTE
  • Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS+ (1280×768 pixels) / 15:9 ratio
  • Memory: 32GB
  • RAM: 2GB DDR
  • Cameras: 13.0MP rear / 1.3MP front
  • Battery: 2,100 mAh
  • Size: 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45mm
  • Weight: 145g
  • Other: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, USB2.0 HS, A-GPS, MHL, DLNA, NFC

The LG Optimus G will be the first phone of its kind to have an LTE mounted to quad core. It’s display will feature a fully integrated touch screen (similar to Apple’s in-cell technology) allowing for a much thinner bezel and screen. The battery life is the first of its kind to offer an 800 cycle lifespan versus the standard 500.

Aside from the phone specs, the UX has been designed for a unique experience from other smartphones. The LG Optimus G features a Dual Screen Dual Play allows mirroring between the smartphone and a TV and has the ability to display different content on each screen. Time Catch Shot allows users to select and save the best shot before the shutter button is depressed.

Despite the announcement and bold plans for their phone, it’s possible that the LG Optimus G might get lost in all of the Apple media hype. Still, LG has certainly set the bar in terms of power and performance for the newest generation of smartphones.

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