For several weeks now, LG has been teasing us about the new upcoming Optimus G smartphone after making a promise of ‘new LTE Phones’ that would be ‘second to none’ weeks earlier. Now, we have the full specs of the much touted Optimus G and it sure is one fine device – with a 1.5GHz quad core processor. This becomes the first smartphone – aside from Snapdragon’s developer handset – to come with a Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 processor. This phone, it has been revealed, comes with grounds breaking display features including a fully integrated touch technology which gives it a thinner screen at a True High Definition resolution at 1280 X 768 pixels. LG claims that the 3mm bezel matches the IPS LCD screen and the phone’s body when the screen is turned off.
It has also been revealed that this new high end gadget will come with 2GB of RAM and a 13MP rear camera. The front camera will have a resolution of 1.3MP which plainly seems too little for such a high end device. The battery will have a capacity of 2,100mAh.
So far, the only bad news about for the Americans is that the device will be launched next month in Korea and there are no indications that it will be coming to the US market within the coming month. What we already know is that the phone will be available on Japan’s NTT Docomo network in October or latest November as L-01E in Red and Black colors, nothing else on carriers is available.
Contrary to most fanatic’s expectations, this quad core high end phone does not come with Jelly bean OS – it runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich off the box. We do not expect it have software different from other Optimus devices such as Optimus Vu. It will however have a few ‘extras’ added including ‘Live Zoom’ feature on Dual Screen Dual mirroring and video for external displays.
We know that sooner or later, the LG Optimus G will be made available in the US market. Will you be waiting for this high end smartphone? Here is an overview of the core specs for quick reference.
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor 1.5GHz Quad-Core CPU with Adreno 320 GPU with 4G LTE
Operating System: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Network: 2G / 3G / 4G LTE
RAM: 2GB DDR
Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS+, 320 dpi at 1280×768 pixels and 15:9 ratio
Cameras: 13.0MP rear and 1.3MP front
Build: 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45mm, 145g
Others: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, USB2.0 HS, DLNA, MHL, NFC