LG unleash 4.7″ quad core 4G smartie as smartphone fight heats up.
Korean giant unveiled its Android Optimus G today which will go on sale in Korea starting next week and hits OZ early 2013.

The Optimus G, LG’s flagship device, is spec-ed out to the max with 4.7″ WXGA True HD screen–which is almost as big as Samsung S III’s–4G, ultra powerful quad core processor under the bonnet and runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich, but is likely to run Jelly Bean 4.1, which has extras like Google Now ready to roll, by the time it hits OZ next year.

The LG also has an 8MP camera similar to the 4″, 4G-ready iPhone 5 and is just the latest in a flurry of high end smartphones rushing to the market, with Motorola and Nokia also announcing newbies recently, and is very similar specs wise to Samsung Galaxy S III 4G, in particular.

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But the Optimus G also has Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, for touch and tap payments, something the new Apple sadly lacks.

LG also says the G’s new User Experience (UX) and powerful hardware lets users “live without boundaries.”

So what is UX? It is the next step up from multi tasking by “cross-tasking” activities, meaning full on tasks can be completed simultaneously. UX tools include QSlide Function shows two different screens simultaneously-meaning you can search Google while watching a video; Live Zooming; Dual Screen Dual Play; QuickMemo; Screen Zooming; Icon Personaliser.

Key Specifications: 

Chipset: 1.5GHz Krait CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor Quad-Core and LTE

Operating System: Android Jellybean (2012 launch software is ICS) 

Network: 2G / 3G / LTE

Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPSPlus (1280 x 768 pixels) / 15:9 ratio

Memory: 32GB RAM: 2GB DDR Camera: 8.0MP rear / 1.3MP front 

Battery: 2,100mAh (570Wh/L) / Talk time: 15 hours / Standby: 335 hours

Size: 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45mm Weight: 145g

Other: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, USB2.0 HS, A-GPS, MHL and DLNA, NFC


“The Optimus G is a premium, groundbreaking device; not only in the history of LG, but also in the smartphone industry,” says Ben Glimmerveen, Head of LG’s Mobile.

“With the Optimus G, users will be able to benefit from a feature packed device that will keep them at the forefront of design and technology innovation.”

Looks wise, the Optimus G’s back glass cover features LG’s patented Crystal Reflection technology, which displays different patterns thats creates three-dimensional illusions.

The new smartie has a longer battery life of an impressive 800 cycles, similar to Moto’s new Razr.

No word on pricing yet.

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