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LG Optimus G will be offered in two variations: one with 13MP camera, and one with 8MP shooter

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LG Optimus G will be offered in two variations: one with 13MP camera, and one with 8MP shooter
The Korean version of the Optimus G comes with a 13MP bulging out camera.

The Korean version of the Optimus G comes with a 13MP bulging out camera.

The LG Optimus G is coming to Korea with monster hardware - a new thinner 4.7-inch screen, quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chip and a very sleek body with glass back. 

LG also included a whopping 13-megapixel camera, that’s slightly bulging out, in the Korean version of the Optimus G that will launch first, but interestingly, other markets might get the phone with an 8-megapixel camera.

LG said it will offer the phone equipped with either a 13-megapixel slightly bulging out camera or an 8-megapixel camera flush with the back surface.

In the United States, it will be carriers deciding which version of the LG Optimus G they’d be getting.

So while it seems that LG itself hasn’t made up its mind about which Optimus G will be offered where, the company said that in all likelihood customers would be able to get both versions unlocked in most markets. 

Of course, the 8-megapixel Optimus G will be somewhat cheaper, so if we had to guess regional carriers or more affordable operators like T-Mobile might get that version of the phone.

source: LG

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posted on 18 Sep 2012, 05:58 8

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2459; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


if the 8 mega pixel camera LG packs the exact same specs and features of the 13 mega pixel one but with a lower price tag.......then thats a steal for sure!

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 06:08 2

2. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Again...a war for the pixel count!

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 06:16 1

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2459; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


it exactly what i was tryna say above........if the 8 mp cam is cheaper then its a steal because i doubt the difference in mega pixels will make a difference....:)

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 15:09

15. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Unless...unless there are some differences between them like the L920 against the L820!!

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 06:21

4. nikhil.agrawal88 (Posts: 18; Member since: 01 Mar 2012)


why do companies dont release the international versions in us? like quad core one x and sIII? what is the reason for that??

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 06:28

5. MalakiMills (Posts: 256; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)


Well for those two examples it was because of LTE compatibility. Neither the Exynos or the Tegra 3 could connect with LTE for whatever reason. For other phones,,,,,, I'm not to sure.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 07:29 3

9. TylerGrunter (Posts: 912; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


Because in order to have LTE compatibility both the one X (Tegra) and the SIII (Exynos) need to add a communcation chip.
That has two drawbacks:
1) Increases the bulk of the phone (when not destroys completely the design of the internal parts)
2) It consumes more energy that when using an integrated circuit in the SoC for communication (Qualcomm does that)
So in order to overcome those issues they HTC and Samsung use a Qualcomm SoC in the US.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 06:43

6. FranksGT (Posts: 167; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


They just didnt take their time, they could of done it. Just wanted the release first.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 06:45 1

7. bloodline (Posts: 691; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


I like this phone, im gonna wait and see what happens with the nexus range before i purchase.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 07:00 2

8. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


LG should wield more influence and not let carriers decide which version to have. Pull a Samsung and get them to support the one you want to put it.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 08:14 1

10. shy2papa (Posts: 206; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)


This phone would have killed if it had a SD card slot :(

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 10:48

11. The_Innovation (Posts: 558; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


I ***in' knew it. Don't be surprised if the processor ends up being dual core as well.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 11:23 1

12. dicemoney (Posts: 57; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)


I'm just gonna wait for HTC or samsung next flagship I just don't trust LG

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 11:50 1

13. osanilevich (Posts: 245; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)


It would be good if LG released what kind of sensors they'd use for both cameras. In many cases, 8MP isn't too big of a downgrade and the fact that the 13MP sensor is bulging, could lead to possible damage

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 14:42

14. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


If the 8MP sensor has larger pixels to make up for the MP deficiency, give me the 8MP version. 13MP will have more noise and poorer low-light perf.

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