LG Announces Optimus G, Its Android Flagship


After a rather healthy and meaty period of hinting and teasing LG finally announced the Optimus G, which, to be honest, we really hoped to see on display at the IFA 2012. Well, later’s always better than never and we’re looking at the company’s flagship to take on current competitors like the Samsung Galaxy S III or HTC One X.

The LG Optimus G packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core SoC clocking at 1.5GHz with Krait CPUs and LTE. The display is one of 4.7-inches (True HD IPSPlus) with WXGA resolution (1280 x 768 pixels) and a 15:9 ratio; there are 2GB of RAM to back up the speedy SoC and 32GB of Internal Storage. The back sports a 13-megapixel main shooter while there’s a 1.3-megapixel webcam on the front. Everything is powered by a 2,100mAh battery but unfortunately, instead of Jelly Bean, it runs Ice Cream Sandwich.

There are also special features included like QSlide (to display two different screens simultaneously on one display), Live Zooming (zoom in up to five times while the video is being streamed), or QuickMemo (to write, draw, or jot a memo with the finger directly on the captured screen) and Icon Personalizer which we’ve seen on the Optimus L9, for custom shortcut icons.

The camera also has a couple of new features: Smart Shutter (which senses camera vibration or the movement of the subject and adjusts the shutter speed for the best shot), Time Catch Shot (for choosing the best among various shots taken before the shutter button is pressed), Cheese Shutter (takes photos easily with voice activation command just by saying cheese, kimchi, smile or even LG) and Low Light Shot Noise Reduction (which employs a light monitoring system and activates when the camera is used in a low-light situation for the least amount of noise).

Read more about the phone in the press release linked below! You will unfortunately not find, at this moment, details about pricing and availability.

Source: LG

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