The rumored LG Optimus G became a reality on Monday, September 17th, after LG officially launched it in South Korea where it is expected to debut first. While it pleases no one but tech enthusiasts, it also confirms all previous reports that LG will be competing head-to-head with other manufacturers in the high-end Android market.
There have been a few leaks being circulated on the web about it and seemingly, all of information that were shared are true especially the specifications. With the specs LG has put into Optimus G, there is no doubt it poses as a competitor to Samsung. Here are the official specs of LG Optimus G. It’s up to you to decide if this device is worth a buy.
LG Optimus G Key Specs
Processor. It uses Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 chipset that features quad-core Krait processor clocked at 1.5GHz but can be overclocked to up to 1.7GHz. Attached with it is Adreno 320 graphics processor that makes it possible for LG to offer 1280 x 768 pixels resolution on a 4.7-inch True HD IPS Plus display.
Memory. Optimus G will sport a whooping 2GB RAM that will work side-by-side the powerful processor. Tech enthusiasts say having 1GB of RAM is more than enough for any mobile device but 2GB is given to future-proof a handset. It means that it will be able to cater several software updates in the future and still work perfectly.
Connectivity. It will come with complete set of connectivity peripherals and ports including Bluetooth, USB and WiFi. It also supports GPRS and EDGE. But the main features as far as connectivity is concerned are 4G LTE and NFC; it is capable of connecting to the superfast internet connection to date as well as conduct mobile payment transactions.
OS. As per the official specs provided by LG during the official launching in Seoul, LG Optimus G will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich but it was designed with Jelly Bean in mind. Tech analysts say there is still a greater possibility that the manufacturer will put Android 4.1 into it.
Battery. One of the best things LG has done to this handset is by giving it a bigger battery pack of up to 2100 mAh that could reach up to 15 hours of straight talk time. One thing that made this device very power-economical is because it does not use Super AMOLED display.
It is expected to make its debut this month in South Korea but LG also confirmed it will reach the U.S. shores in November. For now, pricing is not available and there is no information which carriers will offer it to their customers.