It’s been a while since LG launched its Optimus G, the smartphone that underpins the popular Nexus 4. The smartphone was officially revealed back in August 2012, but interestingly many regions still wait for it to arrive on their markets. Well, the waiting will stop soon for the people in Australia as the Optimus G is scheduled to launch on March 13.
The only so-called drawback is that the Aussies won’t have many options to choose from when it comes to carriers. Actually, there is only one because the LG Optimus G will be available exclusively at Telstra. When it was released, the device ran Android Ice Cream Sandwich, but the Australians will receive it running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.
As for the hardware, we still have to wait and see. For example, in the US the Optimus G differs varies in terms of hardware, with some models sporting a 13 megapixel camera and lacking microSD, while others coming with microSD card slot and an 8MB camera. Telstra, doesn’t mention how its version will be packed. Of course, some of the specs are obvious, and I refer to the display which will surely be a 4.7-incher True HD IPS, plus the CPU which will be a quad-core 1.5Ghz and 3GB of RAM.
The pricing tag has not been made public yet, although there is still time for the carrier to announce it.
All in all, the Nexus 4 will have a new rival in Australia, one which will be a serious competitor.