As reported before, the Optimus G will be the world's first LTE smartphone to have a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (1.5GHz). According to LG, this makes it "not just one of the fastest phones on the market, but also one of the most powerful."
The handset incorporates a 4.7 inch True HD IPS+ display (1280 x 768 pixels), QickMemo, Live Zooming, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of memory, MicroSD card support, and a strong 2,100 mAh battery. For many unknown reason, AT&T's Optimus G may have an 8MP rear camera, not really a 13MP one (like the international version). It appears like Sprint will keep the 13MP camera though. At launch, the smartphone will run Android 4.0 ICS, but an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is scheduled for later.
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics today announced that the high-powered LG Optimus G superphone will be available in the United States on the AT&T and Sprint networks. As the world's first quad-core LTE (Long-Term Evolution) smartphone with the Qualcomm SnapdragonTM S4 Pro processor, LG Optimus G is not only one of the fastest phones on the market, but also one of the most powerful.
Designed to set a new standard in the industry, LG Optimus G combines LG's leading LTE, display and energy technologies with Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro processor to create an extremely fast and incredible mobile experience. Equipped with a high-density 2,100mAh battery and impressive 4.7-inch True HD IPS Plus display, Optimus G users can seamlessly multitask between personal, business and entertainment needs and go beyond the boundaries of traditional on-the-go smartphone capabilities.
"LG Optimus G is the culmination of cutting-edge technologies provided by LG's class-leading global entities," said James Fishler, senior vice president, marketing and go-to-market operations, LG Electronics USA. "Drawing upon expertise from the LG Mobile Communications Company, LG Display, LG Chem and LG Innotek , we have carefully designed a new superphone that encourages users to step beyond everyday boundaries and explore a limitless world of power and creativity."
The elegant yet sleek design and the imaginative user experience displayed in the new Optimus G are made possible thanks to a collection of technologies from industry-leading developers in their fields. State-of-the-art display technologies from LG Innotek and LG Display such as True HD IPS Plus and Zerogap Touch, a unibody unit that eliminates the gap between the glass and the LCD panel, harmonize to offer one of the slimmest, sharpest and clearest viewing experiences yet. The new battery from LG Chem has a longer life designed for multitasking. An ultra high-resolution, compact camera is employed in the Optimus G to offer super sharp photos without pixilation.
Sprint and AT&T will be among the first wireless service providers in the world to offer the LG Optimus G, which is powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor - a 1.5GHz quad-core CPU processor with Asysnchronous Symmetric Multiprocessing, which enables each core to power up and down independently to increase performance while saving battery life.
Combined with LTE technology, the impressive processor allows users to easily and quickly view a video while running other apps at the same time. All of this power and functionality is housed in a light weight, eye-catching slim body to cater to fashionable lifestyles. LG developed and patented Crystal Reflection to give the back cover the ability to display different patterns depending on the angle and lighting. The intricate pattern gives Optimus G a clean finish reminiscent of a jewel.
The Optimus G creates the perfect combination of pleasure and functionality through a unique user experience not seen on any other device. While mobile communication, business, and entertainment are easily accommodated with the Optimus G, the all-new device can also release one's inner artist with a wide range of features including:
The QSlide Function shows two different screens simultaneously on one display so users can quickly send an important work email while playing a graphic-intense video at the same time.
QuickMemo allows users to take notes on captured documents or photos with their fingers and instantly share with colleagues as an attachment or URL.
Live Zooming enhances viewing experiences by enabling consumers to zoom in up to five times while watching video to see small details normally hidden on the screen.
Photographs can be intensified with camera capabilities like Time Catch Shot, which empowers the user to choose the best photo among various shots taken before the shutter button is pressed.
Dual Screen Dual Play not only allows mirroring between the smartphone and a TV or monitor, it also has the ability to display different content on each screen. For example, a slide presentation can be displayed on the monitor while the Optimus G shows the accompanying speaking notes.
Creativity is also put to the test by the Icon Personalizer, which allows consumers to customize the sizes and images of their most-used apps.
Advanced 13 MP or 8 MP rear-facing camera with Time Catch Shot, "cheese shutter" and Smart Shutter and Low Light Shot Noise Reduction
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system
Qualcomm SnapdragonTM S4 Pro processor with 1.5GHZ Quad-Core Krait CPUs and LTE
32 GB of memory or 16 GB of on-board memory and microSD slot pre-loaded with a 16GB SD card that can accommodate up to 64GB of expandable memory
- 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS Plus Display (1280 x 768 pixels)
- Display technologies including Zerogap Touch
- 2,100mAh battery
- Bluetooth® Version 4.0
- Additional Features:
- 1.3 MP front-facing camera
- Capable of 2G/3G/ 4G LTE networks
- Crystal Reflection glass finish
- DualScreen Dual Play feature that wirelessly displays different content on both a TV and the smartphone
Screen Zooming allows zooming in and out of lists in music player, email, text messages and the photo gallery for increased visibility.
SOURCE LG Electronics USA
LG first unveiled the Optimus 4X HD back at Mobile World Congress in February this year. This has been a long time in coming, but the LG Optimus 4X HD is currently available in much of the world - even though it's M.I.A. in the U.S. The Optimus 4X HD will be the first quad-core equipped LG smartphone, and it boasts a very high end specification sheet.
But does the phone manage to outshine its Bruce Banner exterior to demonstrate what it's Hulk-scale guts are equipped for? In short: yes. Apparently what the Optimus 4X HD lacks in external appeal is a bit more than made up for by its good nature and brainy innards.
That makes it one of the most appealing LG smartphones ever created, even if it's not the prettiest phone on the shelf.
LG has just announced plans to roll out android 4.0 Jelly Bean update to the Optimus G globally this month. According to a press release today by LG. The first country to receive the upgrade will be Singapore "at the end of January," then slowly work their way through the other countries with LTE networks.
Back in November, the Optimus G landed in the states, along with Canada, Korea and Japan. Since then LG has sold over 1 million units. That number still lags when comparing against the 10 million Galaxy Note 2s sold or the 2 million iPhone 5 pre-orders seen in 24 hours, but it's still a phone worthy of a global stage.
There's no official date on when Canada will get graced with Jelly Bean, but you can bank on it hitting Rogers, Bell, TELUS and SaskTel with the promised Q2 timing.
SEOUL, Jan. 22, 2013 - The Optimus G, LG's most premium and powerful 4G LTE smartphone, will begin its global roll-out into over 50 countries this month. The Optimus G has already been launched in the United States, Canada, Korea and Japan to very favorable reviews and LG is aiming to build on the excitement already generated to launch the device in other LTE markets.
"As 4G LTE availability expands on a global scale, we will leverage our strong LTE technology and expertise to offer consumers the best 4G experience through our devices," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "With the latest Jelly Bean OS and improved software, Optimus G will make a strong case for the title of ultimate premium 4G LTE smartphone."
Since the launch of Optimus G last September, the smartphone has been enthusiastically received by audiences as one of the most advanced 4G LTE devices currently available. Optimus G has been receiving accolades from consumers and industry thought leaders alike for its powerful performance and thoughtful user experience. Optimus G's unrivaled power originates from its innovative hardware design which includes Qualcomm's advanced SnapdragonTM S4 Pro Quad-Core processor. The device also delivers blazing fast data transfer speeds using today's 4G LTE telecommunication network.
"LG's long history of LTE know-how is evident in the DNA of the Optimus G," said Dr. Park. "As such, we hope consumers will take a deep, hard look at Optimus G when deciding which smartphone will give them the best 4G experience."
The Optimus G will be available starting at the end of January in Singapore followed by other markets worldwide offering 4G LTE service.
The LG Optimus G Pro, announced by NTT Docomo of Japan and spotted by Engadget, has a large 5-inch screen with full HD resolution (1,920 x 1,080)That gives the display a pixel density of 440 pixels per inch, the same as the HTC Droid DNA.
The phone is slightly thicker than the non-pro version with only 0.4 inch thin, it will likely to accommodate the larger battery, which holds 3,000 mAh of juice. The processor is a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core design, and it runs Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean." It will be equipped to connect with NTT Docomo's LTE network, and Wi-Fi tethering supports up to eight devices.
LG Optimus G Pro Spec List
- 5-inch 1080p HD display
- Quad-core Snapdragin S4 Pro Processor (clocked at 1.7GHz)
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- 32GB of Storage
- MicroSD card slot for external storage
- 2GB of RAM
- 3,000mAh Battery
- 4G LTE Support (NTT DoCoMo)
- 13-Megapixel Camera
The LG Optimus L7 II Dual will replace the LG Optimus L7 with improved specs and dual-SIM. It features an updated design with a less angular look while moving to capacitive keys only.
A SIM switch key joins the regular Back / Home / Menu keys for an easy switch between the two SIM cards.
The 4.3" IPS LCD screen is retained with an upgraded CPU spec to 1GHz dual-core and a better camera that shoots 8MP stills and 720p videos. Running on the run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, it offers LG's QuickTranslator, QuickMemo and QSlide software.
The battery capacity has been upgraded to 2,460mAh capacity and can last up to 2 days.
A launch in Russia is expected during the month of February with a retailing price of 12,990 rubles ($430) and it will come in black and white.
LG unveils the entire image of the LG Optimus G Pro and South Korea is said to get a bigger and better version of the said device. It will feature a 5.5" display with a 1.7 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2 GB memory and a 32GB, expandable storage via microSD. It also boasts of a 13MP camera, wherein photos and videos can be viewed on Full HD resolution.
Bigger specs means bigger battery consumption and the LG Optimus G Pro might still fare well in this department because of its 3140 mAH battery. The huge screen will definitely make use of precious battery life, so you do have to consider this when buying. The South Korean version is only a little different from its smaller brother that was launched in Japan. The only difference is the slightly larger display. Fans will surely be divided on what to go with: The Korean or the Japanese version?
Earlier today, LG officially announces its 5.5-incher Korean version of the Optimus G Pro. It has also mentioned its plans of a newer version. Judging from the official photos, this new device looks sturdy and intriguing, and it also features a single home button at the bottom. It has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 and is built with a curved glass for a 2.5D effect that is according to LG. Design-wise, it kind of reminds us of Samsung Galaxy Note II but with that characteristically curved display and the patterned back, much like its Optimus G predecessor.
There is not much report on the specs as of yet but based on some LG hints, it looks to be a quad core, HD device. It might be introduced in Korea later this month and we might actually be able to experience it this coming Mobile World Congress (MWC) two weeks from now.
A week after the 5.5-incher Optimus G Pro's official images were released, LG officially launches their flagship phone in South Korea and news are rife that North America and Japan will be getting the gargantuan smartphone on the second quarter.
Next week, expect Korean fans to line up in stores to get their Optimus G Pro with its quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB memory and 32GB expandable storage. It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Users will enjoy full HD touchscreen and a 13MP rear camera. It also has a bigger battery to support its capabilities.
Another country that will soon get its hands on the LG Optimus G Pro is Japan. However, another Optimus G Pro has been announced prior and it is possible that LG might rebrand to avoid confusion. For now, we can only wait and see.
LG will showcase the Optimus G Pro at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week.
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The LG Optimus L3 II is getting the Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 and I set to be released in Brazil this week. It is available in single- and dual-SIM versions and is popular among many for its affordability and stylish design. After its pilot in Brazil and other Latin American countries, it will be launched in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Android 4.1.2 will power the device and it will feature a single processor clocking in at 1GHz with 512 MB memory. It also has a 3MP camera and will already feature the Overlay mode (QuickMemo), which was only available to higher-end LG phones before. It is available in various colors.
Android 4.1.2 will surely bring about better user experience and is perfect for those who are looking for an affordable and functional phone. No word is out yet about the price of the phone but it shouldn't go over $250.
Link: LG Press Release
More and more devices are now upgrading or are coming out with the latest Jelly Bean and the most recent would be the LG Optimus LTE II. This is a new phone that was launched by LG at the MWC and its predecessors are the Optimus LTE and LTE II.
SK Telecom will introduce the phone today in South Korea. This will benefit from the latest improvements and additions from the latest Android Jelly Bean update.
With the new Optimus LTE III, LG decided to keep most of the key elements of its predecessors. Compared to the Optimus LTE II, the new device's dimensions are almost similar. It measures 131.7 X68.2 X9.6 mm. It also has the same screen size and the same IPS display, which is capable of displaying a resolution of 1280 X 720 backed by an Adreno 225 graphics unit.
It has a 1.5 Ghz dual core Snapdragon processor. It also sports a bunch of features that are standard for smartphones today like NFC, 1080p video recording with its 8 MP rear camera and a 1.3 MP front facing camera. It has 2 GB of RAM and an MicroSD card slot that supports up to 32 Gb space. The device is powered by a 2,500 mAh battery so it should get most people through the day without charging. In addition, the device comes in black and white.
Link: LG Flickr
Soon, the LG Optimus G Pro will also be featuring innovative technology such as those that are allegedly found on the Samsung S IV like eye recognition and other capabilities.
The Optimus G Pro is one of the leading smartphones in the market today and the company also promises upgrades that will improve the phone's use. Hands-free movie playback and smart scrolling are also very likely to be integrated and is clearly the direction that most smart phones are going.
Perhaps the most important thing that users are waiting for is the ability of a smartphone to perform optimally and consume very little battery life. Unfortunately, no company has come up with an extremely efficient device that has really awesome capabilities.
LG plans to roll out a Value pack upgrade that will allow Optimus G Pro users to use their eyes when playing and pausing videos and QRemote functions that will work well with any LG smart TV.
EYE RECOGNITION TO BRING NEW LEVEL OF ENTERTAINMENT CONVENIENCE TO LG SMARTPHONE Technology to Debut in Smart Video Feature in Optimus G Pro
SEOUL, Mar. 14, 2013 - Smart Video, a new multimedia UX feature from LG Electronics (LG), will be unveiled for the first time in the Optimus G Pro. Smart Video takes viewing videos on mobile devices to a whole new level of convenience with eye recognition that eliminates the need to manually control playback during the viewing experience.
Through the implementation of advanced eye recognition technology, Smart Video recognizes the position of the viewer's eyes and automatically plays or stops the video without any manual input from the user. When the viewer's eyes are no longer focused on the smartphone display, the front camera recognizes this and immediately pauses the video automatically. Once the user's gaze returns to the smartphone, the video resumes playback from the point last viewed.
In addition to the Smart Video feature, Optimus G Pro will also be equipped with the world's first Dual Camera function. The Dual Camera feature is an extension of the Dual Recording feature which debuted on the Optimus G Pro introduced in the Korean market last month. Dual Camera simultaneously captures photographs using both the front and back cameras for a picture-in-picture composition. Users can now be a part of the story, not just observers.
"LG is continuously innovating to offer creative ways to offer a user experience that adds value to our customers," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Elec-tronics Mobile Communications Company. "It's the positive UX that will differentiate smartphones in 2013 and beyond, not only cutting-edge hardware specs."
The Smart Video and Dual Camera features will be introduced as a part of the Value Pack upgrade which will be offered for the Optimus G Pro in the Korean market next month. These features will also be made available for some LG premium smartphones in the future.
Other features in the Value Pack upgrade include:
• Magic Remote Pad and Text Keypad via the QRemote function. These new options for QRemote work specifically with LG Smart TVs to enhance convenience when using Optimus G Pro as a remote control for LG Smart TVs.
• The Smart LED Lighting outlining the home button of the Optimus G Pro will be upgraded so users can customize the colors to correspond to their favorite contacts. The flashing of the LED in different colors will allow users to identify the source of incoming calls, missed calls, unread messages and emails.
• Video Pause/Resume allows the user to stop and start in record mode for one continuous video file.
• The first Color Emoticons in an Android smartphone for more personalized text messages.
Great news for LG Optimus 4X HD owners, the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the your Optimus 4X is being distributed over the LG Update Servers You can get the official KDZ update file from our LG Firmware Central or wait a little bit more to pop in your official LG Update tool.
We also received updates that European version is now live. Slowly reaching other regions. Congratulations to all 4X HD owners!
The Jelly Bean upgrades will be available OTA (Over-the-air) but you can also update your smartphone using the LG update tool. Sadly, there is no confirmation on when the update rollout will complete, but it shouldn't take long.
A demo video was released by LG that shows their Optimus G Pro featuring technology that is very, very similar to the Samsung Galaxy S 4. Plenty of people are now calling LG a copycat because their Optimus G Pro will apparently feature the same eye-detection capability that plays or stops videos when one looks at or looks away from the screen.
Another feature of the LG Optimus G Pro that the Galaxy S 4 can also do is the ability to simultaneously take pictures on both cameras for a "picture-in-picture" effect. Pause and resume recording, on the other hand, enables taking videos continuously.
LG seems to be proud at offering these features at a more affordable value than if people would buy the Samsung S 4. However, many are quite disappointed that LG did not differentiate much from Samsung's newest technologies to offer.
LG Electronics Inc. said Friday it has sold more than 1 million Optimus G smartphones worldwide since the flagship device's launch last year.
The milestone comes roughly four months after the South Korean handset manufacturer unveiled the 4.7-inch display phone that runs on Qualcomm Inc's Snapdragon S4 processor introduced two premium smartphones, the LG Optimus G and the LG Optimus Vu.
The company has released the Optimus G in Canada, Japan, South Korea and the United States and plans to release the device in China and in several European countries in the first quarter of this year.
In the third quarter, LG sold a record of 7 million smartphones globally, compared with its previous high of 6.2 million. Of the total, roughly 2.1 million were long-term evolution smartphones, according to the company.
Congrats to LG for the milestone.