LG Optimus G launches in September with quad-core CPU, HD screen and LTE, coming to Sprint too
The LG smartphone codenamed G could be launched as the Optimus G. But that’s not certain at the moment. What is rather certain, at least according to Asia Today, is that it will be released in September. And this will be no small rollout – the phone will be simultaneously launched in South Korea and other countries. We don’t know how many, but we’re led to believe that the number is high.
One of those countries is the US, because this device is headed to Sprint. The Now Network may sell it as the LG Eclipse 4G LTE, or maybe under another name. But the first couple of times we heard about the G, it was within a Sprint setting.
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The Optimus G (or whatever it will end up being called) wants to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S III. Unlike that, however, LG’s effort seems to be LTE-only, which means that it will only be available where there are LTE networks.
The G will have a 4.7-inch HD touchscreen, a quad-core 1.5 GHz processor, 2 GB of RAM, and a 13 MP camera. It will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upon launch. Its exterior design will be similar to what we’ve seen in LG’s Optimus L series.
LG’s clearly hoping that this model will help it achieve a rebirth of sorts in the smartphone space, but whether or not that will happen remains to be seen.