Fifty new LTE markets await the LG Optimus G, now laden with Jelly Bean
At the end of this month, the LG Optimus G will head to Singapore and will eventually roll out in over 50 countries that are covered with LTE. The units that were released when the phone was originally launched had Ice Cream Sandwich on board. The newer version of the LG Optimus G that is about to be launched in Singapore and elsewhere will be powered by what LG calls "the latest Jelly Bean OS," and while that should mean Android 4.2, we wouldn't hold our breath on it.
Next month at MWC, LG is rumored to be unveiling the LG Optimus GK which will have a 5.5 inch screen with a FHD resolution. This fall, we should see the LG Optimus G Pro, which should be the sequel to the LG Optimus G with a 5 inch FHD display.
source: LG via TechCrunch Press Release
“As 4G LTE availability expands on a global scale, we will leverage our strong LTE technology and expertise to offer consumers the best 4G experience through our devices,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “With the latest Jelly Bean OS and improved software, Optimus G will make a strong case for the title of ultimate premium 4G LTE smartphone.”
Since the launch of Optimus G last September, the smartphone has been enthusiastically received by audiences as one of the most advanced 4G LTE devices currently available. Optimus G has been receiving accolades from consumers and industry thought leaders alike for its powerful performance and thoughtful user experience. Optimus G’s unrivaled power originates from its innovative hardware design which includes Qualcomm’s advanced Snapdragon™ S4 Pro Quad-Core processor. The device also delivers blazing fast data transfer speeds using today’s 4G LTE telecommunication network.
“LG’s long history of LTE know-how is evident in the DNA of the Optimus G,” said Dr. Park. “As such, we hope consumers will take a deep, hard look at Optimus G when deciding which smartphone will give them the best 4G experience.”
The Optimus G will be available starting at the end of January in Singapore followed by other markets worldwide offering 4G LTE service.
1. imkyle (Posts: 979; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
Yet the US, still awaits on stock for the Nexus 4.....
2. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
i just traded a gs3 for an Optimus g at a corporate sprint store but before I did i noticed some obvious disparities. First the Optimus sat in the middle of store with accessories around it. The phone wasn't marked or labeled and because of the layout, a typical consumer would have no idea it was an actual phone for purchase. Everywhere else in the sprint store old pos phones were clearly labeled, for example Motorola admiral has its own display, clear and large information including prices in well light and organized sections.
I asked a rep how would anyone know if this phone is being sold, he simply replied I know. its become clear to be sprint glorifies iphones and galaxies. verizon glorifies iphones and droids. i dont know about tmobile or at@t
i love my gs3 for verizon but come on besides the skunk homescreen on the lg, its clearly the better phone than ether the gs3 or iphone 5.
3. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
Thanks a lot,LG.I live in singapore where the 4x is still sold as a flagship.
4. TheMan (Posts: 390; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
We've sold out of the Optimus G at my Costco, where it's on special this month -- first at $79.99 then $49.99 over the MLK holiday weekend. Members come in looking for the S III and walk out with the LG.