LG Optimus G is officially a go – Coming to Korean markets next week

LG had no intentions of keeping its latest flagship device terribly hush hush, and for good reason. The LG Optimus G is one of the most powerful devices on the market, even besting the heavyweights in the space in a few places, and what better way to cause a stir? LG went to great lengths to make the Optimus G the best smartphone it could produce this moment in time, and now it’s finally official.

You know most of the specifications of the Optimus G right now, but just in case you missed them, they read a little something like this.

Ÿ          Chipset: 1.5GHz Krait CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro quad-core processor

Ÿ          Operating System: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Ÿ          Network: 2G / 3G / LTE

Ÿ          Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPSPLUS (1280 x 768 pixels) / 15:9 ratio

Ÿ          Memory: 32GB

Ÿ          RAM: 2GB DDR

Ÿ          Camera: 13.0MP or 8.0MP rear / 1.3MP front

Ÿ          Battery: 2,100mAh (570Wh/L) / Talk time: 15 hours / Standby: 335 hours

Ÿ          Size: 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45mm

Ÿ          Weight: 145g

Ÿ          Other: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, USB2.0 HS, A-GPS, MHL and DLNA, NFC

As you might expect, the specifications and the handset’s design will likely vary between markets slightly, but it’s hard to deny the sheer power that you’ll find in the Optimus G.

The two most impressive pieces of the Optimus G are undoubtedly the display and processor running the show. The True HD IPS Plus is by and far one of the best displays we’ve ever come across on a smartphone ever, not only for the clarity but the new Zerogap Touch technology that eliminated the extra panel between the display and touchscreen panel. And as far as power is concerned, you won’t be running out of it anytime soon, as Qualcomm’s latest and greatest Krait CPU is screaming fast.

Going beyond the powerful hardware, LG has implemented some great new features for its new flagship handset that will be sure to please. Some upcoming features like Smart Zoom and Dual Screen Dual Play will definitely get some attention and are just two of the many enhancements on the Optimus G.

In a time where LG’s future may have seemed questionable at certain times, the entrance of the Optimus 4XHD had perked our ears, and the Optimus G finally gave us the follow through that we’ve been waiting for from the company.

The LG Optimus G will become available in Korean markets starting next week, with other markets to follow shortly afterward.

If you’re torn between the Samsung Galaxy S III and the iPhone 5, don’t make your decision yet until you see what the Optimus G brings to the table.

Stay tuned for hands-on, initial impression, and a deeper look into the Optimus G’s new software features!

Press Release below

LG’s New Flagship LTE Device Offers Superior 
User Experience for “Living Without Boundaries”
SEOUL, Sep. 18, 2012 – Today LG announced the launch of the Optimus G, a new 
premium flagship  device offering a unique  User  Experience (UX) supported by
innovative hardware performance. The powerful hardware included in the Optimus G 
allows for the possibility of such a creative and engaging UX which will enable 
Optimus G users to “live without boundaries.”
With a powerful quad-core processor, Snapdragon™ S4 Pro, as its base and industry 
best technologies for enhanced viewing and longer battery life, LG adds the finishing 
touches on the Optimus G with a beautiful sleek design and innovative UX features. 
The offerings in the Optimus G will provide users an experience currently unavailable 
on any other smartphone.
“The Optimus G is a groundbreaking premium device not only in the history of LG but 
also in the smartphone industry,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG 
Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “With the Optimus G, users will be 
able to experience unsurpassed UX features that will allow them to perform tasks that 
really enhance their daily lives.”
New Form of Cross-Tasking and Engaging UX 
With reliable and speedy performance, LG’s Optimus G doesn’t solely enable multitasking but “cross-tasking” of activities without limitations. If multi-tasking applies to 
running various applications  at the same time, cross-tasking applies to complex tasks 
that can be completed simultaneously without having to compromise other tasks. Some 
new UX features that will be included into the Optimus G to showcase its cross-tasking 
and engaging capabilities are:Global Web Site www.lg.com
· QSlide Function shows two different screens simultaneously on one display. 
As it doesn’t  just  show a part of the screen but the  entire screen of both 
functions, the user can complete two tasks concurrently – such as sending a text 
message or searching the web while watching a video;
· Live Zooming enhances the video-watching experience as users can zoom in up 
to five times while the video is being streamed for a close-up  of one’s child 
while watching a recorded video from a school recital;
· Dual Screen Dual Play not only allows mirroring between the smartphone and 
a TV, it also has the ability to display different content on each screen
wirelessly. For example, a slide presentation can be displayed on the TV while 
the Optimus G shows the accompanying speaking notes;
· QuickMemo  allows users to write, draw, or jot a memo with their finger 
directly on the captured screen  for sharing instantly with others as an 
attachment or a URL. The QuickMemo can also be used as an overlay feature -
like jotting down a number using the QuickMemo and directly dialing the 
number while the number is on the top layer;
· Screen Zooming allows for the  zooming in and out of lists in music player, 
email, text messages and photo gallery. It also offers the ability to change the 
font size and screen layout;
· Application Link launches preset applications (email, calendar, weather, etc.) 
when the alarm is turned off – making preparation time in the morning go a little 
faster with all the information on your screen;
· Icon Personalizer allows users the ability to customize icons by editing size and 
adding images so the most frequently used apps can be most easily accessible.
In addition, smart and fun camera features in Optimus G will allow for capturing and 
seizing those special moments in our lives. Utilizing the industry’s highest resolution 
camera at 13MP, users will have the opportunity to capture their favorite scenes with: Global Web Site www.lg.com
· Smart Shutter senses  camera vibration or the movement of the  subject and 
adjusts the shutter speed for the best shot;
· Time Catch Shot enables the user to choose the best among various shots taken 
before the shutter button is pressed;
· Cheese Shutter takes photos easily with voice activation command  just by 
saying cheese, kimchi, smile or even LG;
· Low Light Shot Noise Reduction employs a light monitoring system and 
activates when the camera is used in a low-light situation for the least amount of 
Design Masterpiece with Timeless Value
Inheriting LG’s design DNA and heritage, the blend of delicate design and technology 
placed the emphasis on simplicity  with a  completely black unibody form in the 
Optimus G. For this unique look,  LG developed and patented  the Crystal Reflection 
finish, which  is applied to the back of the Optimus G for a luxurious look and feel. 
Crystal Reflection gives the Optimus G’s back cover the ability to display different 
patterns depending on  the viewing angle and lighting. Also, the intricate polarized 
pattern, which sparkles under the sleek surface, creates a three-dimensional illusion that 
is eye-catching and exquisitely reminiscent of a jewel. And finally, laser cutting gives
the Optimus G a clean finish with metallic highlights. 
Unparalleled Technologies for Ultimate UX
The elegant yet sleek design and the imaginative UX experience displayed in the new 
Optimus G were possible thanks to a collection of technologies from industry-leading 
developers in their field. 
As the first quad-core smartphone with LTE connectivity capabilities,  Optimus G 
complements the enhanced UX features with  unsurpassed speed and power from 
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon™ S4 Pro Quad-Core processor. The state-of-the-art display 
technologies such as the Zerogap Touch and True HD IPS
Display from LG Innotek 
and LG Display harmonize to offer the slimmest, sharpest and clearest viewing Global Web Site www.lg.com
experience yet. The new battery from LG Chem has a longer life of 800 cycles, a 
significant improvement over existing mobile phone batteries. An ultra high-resolution, 
compact 13MP camera  is employed in the Optimus G to offer the sharpest photos 
without pixelation – even when creating extra-large prints.
LG  Optimus G  will go on sale in Korea starting next week followed by key global 
markets in October.
Key Specifications: 
? Chipset: 1.5GHz Krait CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor 
Quad-Core and LTE 
? Operating System: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
? Network: 2G / 3G / LTE
? Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS
(1280 x 768 pixels) / 15:9 ratio
? Memory: 32GB
? Camera: 13.0MP or 8.0MP rear / 1.3MP front 
? Battery: 2,100mAh (570Wh/L) / Talk time: 15 hours / Standby: 335 hours
? Size: 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45mm
? Weight: 145g
? Other: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, USB2.0 HS, A-GPS, MHL and DLNA, NFC

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