LG Optimus G quad-core Android smartphone is official

What Mobile
September 19, 2012

The LG Optimus G Android smartphone has officially been announced and will be hitting stores in South Korea as soon as next week, while we may need to wait a few weeks for this powerhouse portable to hit UK shores.

The LG Optimus G weighs in at 145g and measures 132 x 69 x 8.5mm, making it a nice and slim smartphone. It uses an LG Display-designed 4.7-inch panel with an impressive 768 x 1280-pixel resolution. You’ll even find LG’s Zerogap Touch tech for better screen control.

Powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and backed by a whopping 2GB of RAM, this is one of the fastest Android smartphones to be launched yet.

Rumours of a high-end camera were well placed, as the LG Optimus G will ship with a 13-Megapixel CCD. This is partnered with a 1.3-Megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.

The only potential problem with the LG Optimus G is the use of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS rather than the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update. And with no word on when the update will be rolled out, this could well hamper adoption with tech-experts.

While we may have to wait a few weeks for an official launch date and pricing here in the UK, it’s pretty clear that with support for LTE, it’ll be 4G-enabled as soon as it lands. Other features include Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, A-GPS, DLNA and NFC support.

What do you think? Is the LG Optimus G a true powerhouse or does it simply not live up to expectations? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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