So much for several days of planned teasing. Today LG went ahead and officially announced the LG Optimus G, “a high-end smartphone that offers powerful performance, an elegant and sleek design, and an innovative user experience.” This is the device that LG was promoting to have a longer battery life and sport the new thin G2 Touch Hybrid Display.
Leaked pictures surfaced over the weekend and the render that LG has posted online look impressive, sans the 3 capacitive back, search and menu buttons. The Optimus G is an LTE-enabled device so there’s hope us Canadians will get it, but will first be hitting Korea in “September,” then “other markets worldwide.” The Optimus G has 1.5GHz Quad-Core processor with Adreno 320 GPU, Android OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and no word on a Jelly Bean upgrade, 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS+ (1280×768 resolution and 320ppi), 2GB RAM, 13MP rear-facing camera with a 1.3MP front-facing camera, 2,100 mAh battery, DLNA, NFC, Wi-Fi. Overall dimensions are 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45mm and weighs in at 145 grams.
LG stated that the “Optimus G will set the foundation for every future premium smartphone from LG,” so we can expect other devices with similar specs next year. Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications said the “Optimus G isn’t just another high-performance phone with the latest bells and whistles. It’s a collaboration of some of the best component makers on the planet coming together for a singular cause, to develop a smartphone that stands out in a sea of me-too devices.”