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LG Optimus G is coming to the UK in 2013

Bringing its quad-core processor and 4.7in screen to British shores
Tue Sep 18 2012, 13:33
LG Optimus G with Android 4.0 UK

KOREAN HARDWARE MAKER LG has revealed that its latest flagship smartphone, the LG Optimus G, will be coming to the UK early next year.

Launched in South Korea today following its unveiling back in August, the Optimus G features a quad-core Qualcomm S4 Pro chip along with a 4.7in 1280x768 True HD IPS screen.

Arriving as the successor to the LG Optimus 4X HD, the handset also features an impressive 2GB of RAM, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), LTE connectivity, a 2,100mAh battery and integrated NFC technology. There's also a 13MP camera on its rear - but LG has said this may be downgraded to an 8MP snapper in some countries.

"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."

While LG announced that the handset would be making its debut in Japan, South Korea and the US, it didn't mention a UK release. However, The INQUIRER has spoken with LG, which told us it will be arriving early next year.

An LG spokesperson said, "The LG Optimus G will be available in Europe from Q1 2013. European customer and country availability will be announced later this year."

There are no details on the handset's pricing or carrier support yet, but given that the Optimus G has LTE connectivity it could be arriving at EE. µ


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