LG Optimus G officially introduced with 4.7-inch display, 1.5GHz quad-core processor

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| Published: August 27, 2012

LG Optimus G official

After a couple of teases and leaks, LG has finally made the Optimus G officially official. As expected, the Optimus G sports a 1.5GHz quad-core APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro processor as well as 4G LTE support, and it also packs the 4.7-inch 1280x768 True HD IPS+ that LG talked up last weekend. LG says that the screen features "fully integrated touch technology" to aid in making the display thinner. Also included is 2GB RAM, 13-megapixel rear and 1.3-megapixel front cameras and a 2,100mAh battery, all stuffed into a body that measures 8.45mm thick. The Optimus G will launch with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in Korea next month, with global launch to follow this year.

The Optimus G definitely touts a number of features that any bleeding edge Android fan would love, including the S4 Pro processor and high-res display, though I'm sure some folks would like to see Jelly Bean preloaded on there as well. Still, the Optimus G may be worth keeping an eye on if high-end hardware is your thing. There's no mention in today's announcement of when or if we might see the Optimus G launch here in the U.S., but earlier this year a rumor claimed that an LG-made with the model number LS970 would be hitting the Now Network in the fourth quarter of 2012, complete with a spec list that's fairly similar to the Optimus G's. As usual, we'll keep you up to date as more details arise. Stay tuned.

Via Engadget, LG Newsroom (Korean)

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