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Fifty new LTE markets await the LG Optimus G, now laden with Jelly Bean

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Fifty new LTE markets await the LG Optimus G, now laden with Jelly Bean
The LG Optimus G

The LG Optimus G

The flagship LG Optimus G was originally launched in the U.S., Canada, Korea and Japan and since then it has sold 1 million handsets. Yes, that pales in comparison to the 2 million Apple iPhone 5 units sold in China during the first weekend after the phone was released in that country. Don't even bring up the number of units that Samsung has shipped of the Samsung Galaxy S III. Last week, we told you that that the LG Optimus G was heading to China and Europe, but we actually have an official itinerary since it is coming from LG.

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.

"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,. 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."-Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO, LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company

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

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posted on 21 Jan 2013, 23:35

1. imkyle (Posts: 982; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Yet the US, still awaits on stock for the Nexus 4.....

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 00:44 2

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.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 05:49

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.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 12:01 2

4. TheMan (Posts: 400; 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.

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