LG Optimus G global roll-out beginning this month

LG’s Optimus G handset is definitely the best flagship device we’ve ever seen from the company, but it’s been limited to just a handful of countries. Well, that’s about to change, as LG is beginning the global roll-out of the Optimus this month to over 50 countries.

While the company may currently trying to boost the inventory of the Nexus 4, it doesn’t seem that it’s slowed the production of the Optimus G. The device ships with high-end specifications and some great software features like Q Memo and Q Slide. As a refresher, the sexy handset ships with a 4.7 inch True HD IPS+ display with a resolution of 1280 x 768, 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, 2GB RAM, LTE support, and 13 megapixel rear camera. The Optimus G, along with the Nexus 4 both share LG’s patented Crystal Reflection process on the back glass panel of the device that adds a subtle, but rather beautiful flare when in certain light.

To make it even sweeter, LG has begun the roll out of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to Optimus G units in South Korea, and we’ll soon see the update hit other units in the near future.

The global roll-out of the Optimus G will offer more countries a sexy and powerful LTE device that is still one of our favorites today. If you haven’t got a chance to read it yet, check out our full review of the Optimus G right here!

Press release below

SEOUL, Jan. 22, 2013 – The Optimus G, LG’s most premium and powerful 4G LTE smartphone, will begin its global roll-out into over 50 countries this month. The Optimus G has already been launched in the United States, Canada, Korea and Japan to very favorable reviews and LG is aiming to build on the excitement already generated to launch the device in other LTE markets.

“As 4G LTE availability expands on a global scale, we will leverage our strong LTE technology and expertise to offer consumers the best 4G experience through our devices,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “With the latest Jelly Bean OS and improved software, Optimus G will make a strong case for the title of ultimate premium 4G LTE smartphone.”

Since the launch of Optimus G last September, the smartphone has been enthusiastically received by audiences as one of the most advanced 4G LTE devices currently available. Optimus G has been receiving accolades from consumers and industry thought leaders alike for its powerful performance and thoughtful user experience. Optimus G’s unrivaled power originates from its innovative hardware design which includes Qualcomm’s advanced Snapdragon™ S4 Pro Quad-Core processor. The device also delivers blazing fast data transfer speeds using today’s 4G LTE telecommunication network.

“LG’s long history of LTE know-how is evident in the DNA of the Optimus G,” said Dr. Park. “As such, we hope consumers will take a deep, hard look at Optimus G when deciding which smartphone will give them the best 4G experience.”

The Optimus G will be available starting at the end of January in Singapore followed by other markets worldwide offering 4G LTE service.

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About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company
The LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a global leader and innovator in mobile communications. With its breakthrough technologies and innovative designs, LG continues to establish a number of benchmarks in the smartphone market, while also helping create a better lifestyle for consumers by delivering a wholly enhanced smartphone experience. As a leader in 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, LG continues its commitment to developing groundbreaking LTE technologies and fulfilling consumer demands with differentiated LTE devices of the highest quality, all of which are based on the company’s wealth of LTE patents and technical knowledge. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.

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