LG has been looking for it’s ultimate phone, a device able to take on the Samsung Galaxy SIII, HTC One X, and Apple’s iPhone 5. The company knew it needed a flagship device – something that truly gave the Korean tech giant the chance to compete in today’s smartphone market. Announced late last month in South Korea, the Optimus G, is that phone.
LG Executive James Fischler, speaking at an event in New York, touted it as one of the most powerful and fastest smartphones in the market. It will the first phone to use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon quad-core processor. In addition the device will feature a 4.7-inch 1280 x 768-pixel high-definition display, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera and a 2,100 mAh battery. The handset will also run LG’s tweaked version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (why not ship with Jelly Bean?) and will launch next week in South Korea. Details were revealed today at the press conference, that a U.S. release will arrive in the 4th Quarter of this year with an expected date somewhere in November.
The question now is whether this device will prove to be a hit for LG who hasn’t had a killer app in some time. Especially with competition getting more fierce time will only tell. Are you interested in picking up the Optimus G?
Stay tuned to DroidDog on more details are they arrive on LG’s new flagship phone.