August 28, 2012 | by Natesh Sood
After a couple of recent leaks, LG decided to simply announce the Optimus G, which at this point everyone knew was coming anyway. The Optimus G confirms our suspicions that LG wants to product a great piece of hardware resulting from the collaboration of its different teams.
To begin, the Optimus G starts with a 4.7 inch True HD IPS+ display with a 1280 x 768 resolution, Android 4.0, 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 4G LTE connectivity, 2100 mAh battery, 13MP rear facing camera, and a 1.3MP front facing camera. The Optimus G pushes the industry standard in nearly aspect and will certainly compete well against the Galaxy S III and new iPhone. The only disappointing aspect of the device is the fact that it is only launching with ICS, but perhaps LG can get Jelly Bean optimized for the device before its global roll-out.
In terms of availability, the Optimus G is scheduled to launch in Korea within September, and will visit other markets before 2012 is over. There’s no word on pricing or expected carriers at this time, but hopefully LG can get this device out in time for the Holiday season.