LG announced that its Optimus G flagship smartphone will be available in South Korea next week, and in “key global markets” starting October.
The Optimus G comes as the world’s first LTE handset with a quad-core Qualcomm processor (1.5GHz, Snapdragon S4 Pro). It will cost 999,900 KRW ($894) in Korea. That’s certainly a lot of money, but let’s not forget that phone prices are always higher in Korea than in Europe and the US.
Unlike Samsung’s latest smartphone (the Galaxy Note II), the LG Optimus G won’t run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean from day one, but Android 4.0 ICS. Of course, an update will follow shortly. The Optimus G’s main features include a 4.7 inch True IPS+ display with 1280 x 768 pixels, 13MP rear camera, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, and a 2,100 mAh battery.
Tomorrow, September 19, LG will host a press event in New York, where it’s probably going to announce US launch details for the Optimus G. As reported yesterday, the new smartphone will be released in Canada, too (although we don’t know exactly when).
Via Press release
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