LG’s Latest High-End Optimus G to Ship in October

  • High-end price, $1,085 in Australia
  • Wide screen, 13-megapixel, Ice Cream Sandwich 
  • Shipping in October
LG’s entry in the high-end smartphone market dominated by Apple and Samsung comes in the form of Optimus G, now upgraded with powerful hardware and features that include

  • High-end price, $1,085 in Australia
  • Wide screen, 13-megapixel, Ice Cream Sandwich 
  • Shipping in October
LG’s entry in the high-end smartphone market dominated by Apple and Samsung comes in the form of Optimus G, now upgraded with powerful hardware and features that include a 13-megapixel camera that can take instructions to take a snap by talking to it.
 
With LG Optimus G set to go on sale in South Korea next week and in other countries like Japan and the States in October, the Korean company will vie for a share in the crucial end-of-year shopping season against other handset makers who recently released their smartphone devices like Google’s Motorola, and China’s ZTE ad Huawei. Taiwan’s HTC is yet to unveil its newest device in Sept 19.
 
As well as running Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android, LG claims Optimus G’s 4.7-inch WXGA screen (1289×768 pixels) gives sharper picture quality than any of the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S III can deliver. The phone is also getting some boost from Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon processor and will be compatible with faster mobile network to run long-term evolution (LTE) and near field communication (NFC).  
 
With the speed and power of Optimus G, LG says the smartphone is capable of carrying out several functions at once or “cross-tasking,” which is its ability to handle multiple tasks without compromising other tasks, such as showing a television broadcast and simultaneously sending text messages or searching the web. 
 
The Optimus G also comes with 2,100mAh battery that has a lifespan of 800 cycles, an improvement from 500 cycles of today’s batteries. The device also sports 2G of RAM and 32-gigabyte of storage.
 
According to LG’s statement, the other user interface (UX) features that will be included in the new Optimus G are: 
  • QSlide Function shows two different screens simultaneously on one display. As it doesn't just show a part of the screen but the entire screen of both functions, the user can complete two tasks concurrently — such as sending a text message or searching the web while watching a video;
  • Live Zooming enhances the video-watching experience as users can zoom in up to five times while the video is being streamed for a close-up of one's child while watching a recorded video from a school recital;
  • Dual Screen Dual Play not only allows mirroring between the smartphone and a TV, it also has the ability to display different content on each screen wirelessly. For example, a slide presentation can be displayed on the TV while the Optimus G shows the accompanying speaking notes;
  • QuickMemo allows users to write, draw, or jot a memo with their finger directly on the captured screen for sharing instantly with others as an attachment or a URL. The QuickMemo can also be used as an overlay feature — like jotting down a number using the QuickMemo and directly dialling the number while the number is on the top layer;
  • Screen Zooming allows for the zooming in and out of lists in music player, email, text messages and photo gallery. It also offers the ability to change the font size and screen layout;
  • Application Link launches pre-set applications (email, calendar, weather, etc.) when the alarm is turned off — making preparation time in the morning go a little faster with all the information on your screen;
  • Icon Personaliser allows users the ability to customize icons by editing size and adding images so the most frequently used apps can be most easily accessible.
The premium smartphone from LG will be given a price tag of $1,085 in Australia.

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