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

LG Optimus G will be offered in two variations: one with 13MP camera, and one with 8MP shooter
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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Optimus G
  • Display 4.7" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(15h talk time)



1. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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!

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Again...a war for the pixel count!

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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....:)

15. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

4. nikhil.agrawal88

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

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

5. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 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.

9. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 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.

6. FranksGT

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

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

7. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

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

8. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 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.

10. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

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

11. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

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

12. dicemoney

Posts: 59; Member since: Mar 28, 2011

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

13. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 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

14. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 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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