LG today announced the Optimus G, the first LTE device featuring Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro Quad-Core processor. The LG Optimus G runs on a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 quad core Krait CPU with Anreno 320 GPU. The device has a 4.7" IPS display with 1280 x 769 resolution, and a whopping 13 Megapixel camera! It will be available first in Japan with NTT DOCOMO and in Korea and global markets in September. Here's more info on this upcoming Android smartphone from LG:
With help from LG Display, the Optimus G sports a beautiful 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS+ Display with 320ppi high pixel density (1280x768 pixels) and Stripe RGB IPS Panel with 15:9 aspect ratio. LG Display offers True HD IPS+ Display, which is sharper and crisper with color accuracy of sRGB 100 percent to show natural and life-like images.
The Optimus G will be the first smartphone to be equipped with LG Innotek and LG Display's newly developed G2 Touch Hybrid Display for touchscreen panels (TSP). The G2 Touch Hybrid Display is thinner than current TSPs and offers the slimmest panel display with no diffused reflection for clearer and sharper visibility, even outdoors. Thanks to the new technology, the thickness of the screen panel has been reduced and the screen itself is much stronger to withstand damage from impact.
LG Chem developed a high-density 2,100mAh battery that provides more power capacity and prolonged charging cycles. The new battery technology extended the battery lifespan to 800 cycles at 80 percent charging capabilities, much greater than the lifespan of 500 cycles in regular phone batteries.
Whether users need functionality or fun in their daily lives, the Optimus G has it all, including a high-resolution 13.0MP camera and unique and differentiated user experience (UX) features, such as:
. Live Zooming allows zooming in and out while viewing a video; . Dual Screen Dual Play, not only allows mirroring between the smartphone and a TV, it also has the ability to display different content on each screen. For example, a slide presentation can be displayed on the TV while the Optimus G shows the accompanying speaking notes; . QMemoTM, first seen in the Optimus Vu:, allows users to write, draw, or jot a memo directly on the captured screen with their finger for sharing instantly with others as an attachment or a URL; . Time Catch Shot allows users to select and save the best shot among the images taken just before the shutter button is depressed; . Cheese Shutter takes a photo when a voice command is spoken.
. Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor with 1.5GHz Quad-Core CPU, Adreno 320 GPU with 4G LTE . Operating System: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich . Network: 2G / 3G / 4G LTE . Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS+ (1280x768 pixels) / 15:9 ratio . Memory: 32GB . RAM: 2GB DDR . Cameras: 13.0MP rear / 1.3MP front . Battery: 2,100 mAh . Size: 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45mm . Weight: 145g . Other: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, USB2.0 HS, A-GPS, MHL, DLNA, NFC
NTT DOCOMO will be the first to unveil a Japanese edition of the Optimus G. The global version of the device will be launched in Korea in September, followed by other markets worldwide.