Product Launch by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday August 28, 2012.
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Just a day after revealing how it partnered with sister companies to build a high-end smartphone, LG officially announced its next flagship device. Sporting new display and battery technology developed in-house, the LG Optimus G is the first phone to showcase LG's latest mobile technology, and the first LTE phone that has a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor.
The LG Optimus G has a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor with Asynchronous Symmetric Multiprocessing (aSMP), which allows each core to independently set its own clock speed. That allows the cores to ramp up only when more processing power is necessary and conserve energy at all other times. Power conservation is also improved by a 2100 mAh battery that LG says can hold 300 more charge cycles than the average battery.
The Optimus G has a 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS+ Display with a 1280x768 resolution. The screen has 320 ppi pixel density and a 15:9 aspect ratio. As we reported yesterday, the G2 Touch Hybrid technology allows for a thinner display panel and increased durability. Other features of the device include:
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- 13 megapixel rear camera
- 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera
- 4G LTE capability
- 32 GB of internal storage
- 2 GB of RAM
- Adreno 320 GPU
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, USB2.0 HS, A-GPS, MHL, DLNA, NFC
- Size: 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45mm
- Weight: 145g
NTT DoCoMo will first offer the Optimus G in Japan, followed by a release in Korea in September. The global launch of the phone will happen later this year.source: LG
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.