We reported a little while ago that LG was looking to bring their newest flagship device, the Optimus G, to the U.S., after its initial release in South Korea. Now it looks like we have a carrier too, AT&T appears to be the only carrier, so far, that will carry the Optimus G when it makes its way to U.S. shores this November.
If you haven’t heard of the Optimus G, it’s a beast of a phone with a 4.7-inch IPS, 720p display, quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and a 13-megapixel camera. Sadly, it will only launch with Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, which lets us down, as we’d love to see this thing running Jelly Bean with those specs, it would be the epitome of “project butter.”
Aside from AT&T coming forward and announcing that they’ll sell the Optimus G, that’s all the information we have, no price or specific release date, other than November. If your contract is up and you’re looking for a new Android phone that looks like last years Galaxy S II Sky Rocket and is made from the same type of materials, you may want to look at the LG Optimus G.
Here’s the official press release:
New LG Optimus G(TM) from AT&T puts PC-like Power in the Power of your Hand
AT&T continues to expand its wide array of 4G LTE smartphones with its latest offering, the LG Optimus G™. Optimus G delivers a perfect combination of mobile processing performance, powerful multimedia, wireless connectivity and power efficiency all packed in a clean and elegant 8.45 millimeter thin design with a Crystal Reflection pyramid patterned back.
LG Optimus G’s cross-tasking takes multi-tasking to the next level with the ability to complete complex tasks simultaneously with features like QSlide, QuickMemo and Dual Screen Dual Play. QSlide™ allows you to text or browse the web all without navigating away from the video you are watching. QuickMemo™ allows users to write, draw, or jot a memo directly on any captured screen for sharing instantly with others as an attachment or a URL. Dual Screen Dual Play shares content with other electronic devices, such as televisions and computers, freeing up the on-device display for other activities, like browsing the web.
Optimus G includes Qualcomm’s 1.5 GHz Quad-Core CPU Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage memory (expandable up to 80GB with a micro SD card) and a 2100 mAh Li-Polymer battery to keep up with your cross-tasking needs.
Shooting pictures like a pro is even easier with the LG Optimus G’s 8MP camera that offers advanced imaging features like:
• Zero shutter lag,
• Live Shot, to capture simultaneous video and still images, and
• Time Catch Shot, which takes the perfect shot even if the shutter was pressed at the wrong time.
Both images and video appear crystal clear on the 4.7” True HD IPS Plus display. The Live Zooming feature enhances the video-watching experience, allowing you to zoom in up to five times while the video is being streamed.
“The LG Optimus G lets our customers work and play as hard as they want with one of our first quad core processor designed to deliver a great multitasking experience,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Devices, AT&T. “We think customers will really enjoy having the power of a computer in the palm of their hand.”
AT&T customers have access to the nation’s largest 4G network**, covering 275 million people. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. That means AT&T customers are able to enjoy a widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G experience on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. With smartphones on other carriers’ networks, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you may be on a much slower 3G network.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
** 4G speeds not available everywhere. Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network.