The largest carrier in The United States, AT&T, announced the official LG Optimus G release date. The quad-core smartphone will become available for pre-order on October 16th, while the first terminals will be shipped on November 2nd. The carrier has set a price of $199.99 for the quad-core terminal on a two-year contract.
LG Optimus G and the alleged LG Nexus 4 are two smartphones that are set to boost the sales of the South Korea-based company towards the end of the year, and judging by their technical specifications they might be the most powerful Android smartphones available yet.
In case you’re wondering LG Optimus G packs a 4.7-inch TrueHD IPS+ display with a resolution of 1,280 x 768 pixels and is underpinned by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset with four Krait cores clocked at 1.5 GHz and quad-core Adreno 320 graphic processing. The flagship of the South Korean company comes with 2 GB of RAM and has 32 GB of internal flash storage.
The smartphone that will hit AT&T’s shelves on November 2nd comes pre-loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream sandwich, but it will receive the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update soon.
In terms of connectivity LG Optimus G boasts 3G and 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, NFC, GPS, microUSB and a 3.5 mm jack. The quad-core smartphone features a 13 megapixel camera with full HD video recording and a front-facing 1.3 megapixel sensor for video calls.
LG Optimus G is powered by a 2,100 mAh battery, while weighing 145 grams and having a profile of only 8.45 mm.
Judging by the hardware platform the Optimus G seems the greatest Android-powered smartphone yet. But the design, the visual experience experience and the user interface ported by LG over the Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core + 2 GB of RAM + 32 GB of storage will count, too.
Some say that the lack of microSD support might make certain customers avoid purchasing the device, but sometimes the speeds are different when it comes to stocking on the SD card compared to the internal flash.
Besides the mighty quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chispet, LG Optimus G’s major selling point should be the quality of the display. Besides this the smartphone is LTE-friendly and has a top-end camera. So, will the LG Optimus G be your next smartphone?