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LG Optimus G launches in South Korea next week and in October elsewhere

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LG Optimus G launches in South Korea next week and in October elsewhere
Has such an eagerly awaited device like the LG Optimus G transformed from a mere wisp of water cooler gossip to a real legitimate model ready to be launched in so quick a time? It all started in early August with speculation about a high end model coming to Sprint and AT&T called the LG Eclipse 4G LTE. This phone was expected to launch in October and compete with other top-shelf models like the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Apple iPhone 5. The device was said to be equipped with a 4.67 inch screen with 720p resolution. Under the hood one would supposedly find the quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Sanspdragon S4 pro APQ8064with the Adreno 320 crunching graphics. 2GB of RAM and a 13MP rear shooter were some of the other high end specs.

The LG Optimus G is launching in South Korea next week

The LG Optimus G is launching in South Korea next week

A week and a half later, we were introduced to the LG Optimus G via a leak of the phone's specs. Outside of a slightly larger screen, the specs matched up with the LG Eclipse 4G LTE. After pictures claiming to be a prototype of the LG Optimus G leaked, LG talked about how many of the phone's new features were developed in-house. While more of the information about the phone was coming directly from LG, there were still rumors flowing such as the one that had the LG Optimus G coming to Verizon as the LG Optimus Blaze.  We've also seen a series of promos from LG about the device, and its first ad.

Now we have the official word from LG that the phone will launch in South Korea next week and globally sometime in October. There are still many unanswered questions about where this model will end up and we know that those in the states are keeping their fingers crossed.

source: LG

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posted on 18 Sep 2012, 02:03

1. anGel_pLayer (Posts: 49; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


It is confirmed that there will be no microSD slot?

Also is it safe to say that the design is kinda disappointing. The 4X lookes much sexier. Hope the international ver will sport a better look. The japan model was worse...

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 02:11

2. tmcr7 (Posts: 148; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


Design pattern at the back is actually quite elegant and minimalist.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 03:00

3. anGel_pLayer (Posts: 49; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


I think i need to see more reviews and Hands-on on this phone. Will probably switch to this if there will no phones that can attract me by MWC 2013.. But that's still a long way... I will be sticking to my 4X HD *for now*...

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 03:06

4. anGel_pLayer (Posts: 49; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


The white-backed one is actually quite good

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 04:06

5. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


this might be LG's biggest break!! so i hope that their software, hardware and the looks of its phone dont mess up!!

like the L style series! they look wonderful and beautiful but hardware are lacking! they must be joking throwing 800MHZ on a 4" L5 with all the IPS and small battery and its not worth its price hardware but really looks good

LG make a phone that looks good and i think they are bless with best designer but its hardware isnt!

but on the other hand samsung (another korean) makes a good hardware but ugly (sorry no offense) looks!

isnt LG like samsung? they both make a fridge, TV to name a few but why on smartphone LG flop it?

so hoping that optimus G will be its big break and crush s3 to the ground! :P

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