LG Optimus G Gets Official with Quad-Core Power and LTE Speeds

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It seems that LG wasn’t kidding when they recently teased that their future Optimus G was going to be a game changer. The device was just made official in Japan and it’ll be the first in a lot of areas of smartphone innovation. First of all we’ve got the first device powered by a 1.5 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon S4 Pro AQP8064 CPU. The long name in the processor doesn’t only allow blazing speeds but also provides LTE support on the same chip. The display is also new as it brings their IPS+ technology powering True HD resolution at 1280 x 768. According to LG, this new display allows for the bezel and the body of the device to blend when it’s turned off, which is all part of their new hybrid display technology which eliminates the gap between the glass and the LCD panel. It’ll also bring 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera (and this is not a typo), a 1.4MP front-facing camera, a 2,100 mAH battery, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and all sandwiched within a profile that’s only 8mm thick.

Sadly it seems that even an LG powerhouse isn’t free of some disappointments. First of all, the device will be released until next month in Korea, so that just adds to an additional waiting period in the rest of the world. Add to the bad news the fact that it’ll be released with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich at times when Jelly Bean should be a given. The software UI is based on what we already saw on the Optimus Vu at MWC, which was good, but was just too new back then to judge completely.

We’ll most likely learn more details about this new LG Optimus G at IFA 2012 so stay tuned.

Via: CNET News

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