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LG Optimus G Smartphone launched in Korea; pricing $896

LG Optimus G Smartphone announced in Korea; pricing $896

Finally LG has come up with its latest Android beast LG Optimus G. The company launched its new Android beast in Korea  and boast to be the most powerful Android phone to date with powerful specs under the hood and study look. The new LG Optimus G is certainly a beast that will compete with smartphones like Galaxy S III and new iPhone 5 with its design as well as its specification.

The LG Optimus G looks neat in and has a pretty slim form-factor with wide display and round corners.  The LG Optimus G  measures 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45mm,  and weighs  145 grams, the weight is pretty good considering the size of the smartphone with a large screen. The front and the back of the LG Optimus G is covered in glass while sides of  the handset are made of plastic. Plastic has been manufactured through a process using a six-axis laser for durability and quality.

In terms of specifications, LG Optimus G is powered by powerful 1.5GHz quad-core Krait processor  on a Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset along with a whopping 2GB of RAM and packs a 4.7-inch True HD IPS Plus display with 1280 x 768  resolution (15:9 ratio),  13MP or 8MP snapper on the rear side, with capability of shooting videos at 1080p  and a 2,100 mAh battery promised to offer 15h of talk time and 335hours of standby.

For connectivity, there are Bluetooth 4.0, and Wi-Fi with DLNA as well as LTE and NFC, and the phone has a internal storage of  32GB. On the software side, the LG Optimus G is running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box, but Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is promised to be released soon. LG Optimus G also features  LG’s proprietary Optimus UI launcher  on top of the Android ICS.

Some other highlighted features on the software is QSlide Function that lets you to overlay two screens with different apps running on each one and the second one is Application Link, which launches a pre-defined app once you turn off the alarm and finally Cheese Shutter for capturing pictures with voice commands.

The LG Optimus G is expected to be a game changer and tighten the competition in the smartphone market.  Anyway, you might be eager to know the pricing and release date, but LG hasn’t announced the global availability of the LG Optimus G. In Kora, the LG Optimus G is expected to be available on sale for a price of 1,000,000 Won ($896; €683) starting next week, while global availability is expected to follow soon afterwords.


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