LG has officially confirmed their plans to offer a new smartphone, the LG Optimus G. The flagship device offers “Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core 1.5 GHz processor, 2GB of DDR RAM, 32GB of internal storage and a 13 megapixel rear facing camera”. Additionally, the display offers 4.7-inch TrueHD IPS+, Zerogap Touch technology, and 1280 x 768 pixel resolution with a 15:9 aspect ratio.
Focusing more towards the exterior, the Ice Cream Sandwich run smartphone is powered by 2,100 mAh battery, measures 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45mm, and weighs in at 145g. This powerhouse is promised to be “groundbreaking smartphone”. According to
Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG notes, “The Optimus G is a groundbreaking premium device not only in the history of LG but also in the smartphone industry – With the Optimus G, users will be able to experience unsurpassed UX features that will allow them to perform tasks that really enhance their daily lives.”
New features include:
-QSlide Function shows two different screens simultaneously on one display. As it doesn’t show a part of the screen but the entire screen of both functions, the user can complete two tasks concurrently – such as sending a text message or searching the web while watching a video;
-Live Zooming enhances the video-watching experience as users can zoom in up to five times while the video is being streamed for a close-up of one’s child while watching a recorded video from a school recital;
-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 wirelessly. For example, a slide presentation can be displayed on the TV while the Optimus G shows the accompanying speaking notes;
-QuickMemo allows users to write, draw, or jot a memo with their finger directly on the captured screen for sharing instantly with others as an attachment or a URL. The QuickMemo can also be used as an overlay feature – like jotting down a number using the QuickMemo and directly dialing the number while the number is on the top layer;
-Screen Zooming allows for the zooming in and out of lists in music player, email, text messages and photo gallery. It also offers the ability to change the font size and screen layout;
-Application Link launches preset applications (Email, calendar, weather, etc) when the alarm is turned off – making your preparation time in the morning go a little faster with all the information prepared on your screen;
-Icon Personalizer allows users the ability to customize icons by editing size and adding images so the most frequently used apps can be most easily accessible.
The LG Optimus G launches in Korea next week and will reach other parts of the globe in the coming month.