LG Optimus G Announced – Quad Core Krait And 13 MP Camera, In Korea Next Month

It’s finally official. LG has just announced the Optimus G, its latest flagship. It’s coming to its homeland, Korea, next month, with the global launch to follow soon after. LG is also going to launch it in Japan with NTT Docomo. And guess what, it does look good. Not great, but looks far better than Samsung’s current flagship, the Galaxy S3.

LG Optimus G

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with LG’s custom UI on top
  • 4..7″ TrueHD IPS LCD display, 1280×768 pixels
  • 1.4 GHz quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro Krait processor, Adreno 320 GPU
  • 13 MP rear camera, LED flash, 1080p recording; front facing 1.3 MP camera
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n, LTE, Hotspot, DLNA, Direct, Bluetooth 4.0
  • 2100 mAh battery

It looks great on the paper, and although I wish they’d launch it with Jelly Bean, ICS will cut it too. LG had to say something about the display and the other stuff, but again, the press release is in Korean, and Google Translate can only help so much. What I did understand is that the real display is much much closer to the glass, giving a feeling as if you’re touching the graphics themselves. LG has waxed eloquent about it, but this is what it means, end of the day.

It also comes with a quad core Krait processor, and it should be enough to beat the Galaxy S3. Then there’s Adreno 320 GPU, and LG says this improves the graphics performance 3-fold. 3-fold of what, though, is not mentioned.

The Optimus G for Japan comes in red, and is a little bit different in terms of design. There’s infrared and it’s going to be waterproof, along with support for NFC payments.

LG says the global release will follow soon after, but we know how that promise has turned out of late. We’ll see what happens this time, though. It finally looks like LG is up for a fight, and we can only be happy about it.

via LG