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LG announces Optimus G, the first LTE quad-core smartphone

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Tue Aug 28 2012, 12:23
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KOREAN PHONE MAKER LG has unveiled the Optimus G, the world's first LTE smartphone with a quad-core processor.

Due for arrival in Korea next month, the Optimus G boasts a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU with 4G LTE, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

The 4.7in WXGA True HD 1280x768 IPS display also promises to deliver trailblazing results due to being LG's first device to use the newly developed G2 Touch Hybrid Display for touchscreen panels, which has also allowed for a thinner design at just 8mm thick.

Joining these impressive internal specifications is a 13MP rear-facing camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, a 2100mAh battery, LG's Adreno 320 GPU, Bluetooth 4.0 as well as MHL and NFC capabilities. All this is crammed into the device that measures 131.9x68.9x8.45mm and weighs 145g.

One drawback of the Optimus G, however, is that the phone will ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system and not the new newest version, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. We expect this will become upgradable not too long after release, however.

LG said it doesn't have any images or official UK release dates or pricing details available for the Optimus G yet, but look for our coverage at IFA in Berlin this week, where we are hoping for some hands-on time with the device. µ



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