LG’s just pulled back the curtain on its brand new Optimus G smartphone, and boy is it a doozy. It’ll land in South Korea in September, bringing with it the first quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro. The chip sports an improved GPU and CPU, making it the fastest on the market for the time being. The True HD display on the Optimus G utilizes in-cell touch technology for a thinner device and smaller bezel. With a 1280 x 768 resolution, the phone will be high-res enough to compete with the bevy of recent Android superphones. And, with a display size of 4.7-inches, this device is on the larger side.
The phone’s magic lies in its 2 full gigabytes of RAM, 13-megapixel camera, and 2100 mAh battery. Bluetooth 4.0, MHL, and NFC are all onboard as well. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich comes preloaded on the device, but a Jellybean upgrade should be in store for this badass smartphone (given its flagship status).
I won’t speak for others. But, this is the first time I’ve been truly excited for an LG phone in a very long time. LG’s South Korean competitor, Samsung, has been a top player in the smartphone market for the past few years with its Galaxy series. LG has sold well in Korea, but failed in the American marketplace. This phone, if brought to the States, could turn the tides and convince a reluctant customer base to give the OEM another chance.