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LG Optimus G is now official




The LG smartphone that we wrote about earlier this week is now official and they’re calling it the LG Optimus G. So far, the initial specs mentioned were spot on.

While the handset will initially be released in Korea and comes with LTE, the international version will be in HSPA+ which will follow suit.

Qualcomm’s quad-core Krait processor is a solid performer and we will see it run on the Optimus G.

LG Optimus G specs:
4.7-inch 720p True HD 720p IPS display, 1280×768 pixels
Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core
Adreno 320 GPU
2GB RAM
32GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
HSPA+
WiFI 802.11 b/g/n
13MP rear camera
2100mah Li-Ion battery
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

In terms of design, it will look much like the LG Optimus 4X HD but with much better specs, like a 2GB RAM and that ginormous, quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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55 Responses

  1. John says:

    Does it have on-screen buttons ? The screen looks really sexy.

    • DTech says:

      As per photo shown, it has capacitive buttons, not on screen which is better I think. Sexiest ever. I don’t know how will iPhone 5 cope up with this Sexy Beast!

  2. Ron says:

    Holy cow, that is one beautiful phone.

  3. thejorlan says:

    sexy phone!

  4. ROWL says:

    Naku, Rectangle with rounded edge? I smell Apple Lawsuit…

  5. Browl says:

    Naku, Rectangle with rounded edge? I smell Apple Patent…

  6. ishi says:

    “rectangular shape” apple patent..lols

  7. cant wait says:

    Unleash the beast now!!!

  8. Marcelino says:

    There’s something about LG na ayaw ko siyang bilhin kahit pa impressive ang specs niya.

    – Late updates
    – Not-so-good resale value
    – The brand itself

    Sana naging Motorola, Sony or Samsung na lang ito. HAHA

    • eva says:

      LG IS A WELL KNOWN AND RESPECTED BRAND IN
      THE WORLD!
      THEY ARE VERY SUCCESULL NOT ONLY FOR THEIR SMARTPHONES BUT IN MANY ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS WORLDWIDE.
      THEY ALREADY RECEIVED MANY INTERNATIONAL AWARDS FOR THEIR PRODUCTS..
      IN MY OPINION I WILL BUY THIS BEAST SMARTPHONE NOT TO SELL IT, BUT TO LOVE IT.AND. TO ENJOY USING IT FOR MY DAILY.

      F.Y.I. LG IS DOING GREAT AND GETTING BETTER AND BETTER…

      NO DOUBT THIS OPTUMUS G IS CURRENTLY. THE BEST

    • Blue says:

      @eva – while I agree with some of your points, your all capital reply is a turn off. FYI, LG is NOT doing great market share wise. It’s been left in the dust by Samsung and Apple who are the current market leaders. LG’s share is on the decline.

    • manny says:

      @Blue
      yes you are right currently lg mobile is at decline but still at top5
      World market shared 2q 2012.
      F.Y.I. tumaas po ang sale ng LGE sa pangkalahatan ! Hindi lng po ang smartphones ang pinag uusapan dito ag ANG BRAND NA LG ANG INVOLVE.
      ngun kung ang sasabihin mo ay sa smartphone tayo ? Well F.YI. LG is really doing great and working harder…

  9. ed lucero says:

    Design is gorgeous. This phone has no visible buttons. LG is the first phone to announced and release rounded rectangle phone.

    Stop telling about the rounded rectangle patent. Samsung was not finalized on the rounded rectangle. Read the verdict, its about the same design like the buttons, icons and most on the pinch to zoom and utility patents.

  10. ed lucero says:

    Sorry, i mean penalized not *finalized.

  11. topgun says:

    Hope this device will encourage other manufacturers to release flagship with such specs..
    Para masaya..
    Nice job LG waiting to read about it’s review..

  12. Lawson says:

    Nagiging pataas lang ng ihi sa specs mga Android phone. Mabuti pa Windows Phone 7 and iOS buttery smooth sa single core.

  13. dino says:

    best ever design!

    13mp front camera!
    2GB ram!
    quadcore!
    true hd ips DISPLAY!
    Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core
    Adreno 320 GPU

    expandable memory card!
    the best smartphone of this year 2012!

    REMINDERS : LG IS NOT A COPYCAT OF ANY MOBILE DESIGN, LG IS THE FIRST & ORIGINAL TO MADE A RECTANGULAR FULLY TOUCHSCREEN MOBILE IN THE WORLD!

  14. Zo says:

    Hardware is impressive…but i really hope LG sorts out its slow and unreliable software update roll outs. =/

  15. Lol says:

    Stick to refs and tvs, the regular ones and not the smart tvs Ok?. where software updates won’t matter. Your os updates sucks lg! Life is not good with you!

    • jakemaawatan says:

      meaning, ANDROID sucks?

    • lol says:

      android sucks??? wtf ANDROID ROCKS! IOS SUCKS!
      ipads for ifags?
      Beside, the point, why would you conclude I would assume android sucks? I use an android phone, tablet, and smart TV. I love android…BUT………LG? The hardware is WOW AMAZING…..wish it was an htc or a samsung or even a motorola phone for that matter….Have you ever had an LG android phone? Buy one, then talk to me in a few months =)hint: you’ll be stuck with the os version you bought it in =)
      ps: tegra3 rocks, tegra4 will be a smash, nvidia is great with developers *wink

    • mon76ph says:

      Well said Lol. I’m also an owner of LG Optimus 2X for almost 1 yr and 2 months. I already sold it last week and planning to replace it with S3. LG, apparently, is always the first to introduced innovation. Unfortunately, they lack the knack for good customer’s service. Software updates are really slow and got released after 10 months or so.. Anghina ata ng mga software engineers nila? I think they should imitate Samsung in hiring the lead developer of Cyanogenmod. But, wow, I really like the design of this LG Optimus G. Astig!

    • mon76ph says:

      by the way, i hate nvidia more than LG. they sucks!

  16. ryan says:

    LG -PRADA WAS THE FIRST RECTANGULAR TOUCHSCREEN PHONE EVER MADE! APPLE COPIED LG-PRADA! http://phones.webhostingoverview.com/2007/07/18/lg-prada-vs-iphone-image-war/

    WALANG DUDA! THIS IS NOW THE BEST OF THE BEST SMARTPHONES IN THE WHOLE WORLD!

    LALONG NAGMUKHANG PANGIT ANG S3!

    LG IS BACK!

    WELL DONE!

  17. OPTIMUS "G" says:

    SA MGA HATERS?
    AMININ NYO HINDI NYO LANG MATANGGAP NA ANG BILIS NALAOS NG BAGONG S3 OR HTC ONE X NYO?
    ang mahal pa naman ng bili nyo nuh!

    LG OPTIMUS “G” ROCKS……….

    imagine
    2GB OF RAM?
    13MP CAMERA?
    32GB internal storage
    up to 32GB via microSD
    HSPA+?

    TRUE HD IPS+ DISPLAY?
    1280×768 pixels
    Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core
    Adreno 320 GPU

    GOOD LOOKING DESIGN! VERY ELEGANT !

    LG IS GETTING THE BEST !

    • lol says:

      I wonder how the buyers of the even “newer” (it got released the last) feel LG OPTIMUS 4X? Now, stuck with older hardware and a firmware that god knows when will get an update if ever. Gemrany is getting updates slower like a turtle but at least….Philippines….ummmm…. so dont give me that bull about sammy and htc…LG just fucked up it’s own client based rofl

    • lol says:

      perfect example htc and optimus, both similar hardware but performance….ummmm Lg stuck to the stone ages (after HTC did the 4.0.4 hitting asia very soon)….It must be understood, software is equally as important…Samsung is learning, trying so hard to push their software (and i hope they have learned their lesson from the 1 billion dollar loss to apple). Samsung your getting there, get better designers, be more “original” but not to the extent of making it butt-ugly like the s3 (no offense). Software and hardware is like hand and glove…superb hardware without optimization is SHIT…Apple is doing great due to software updates etc etc (and all their marketing gimik lol)…(though I hate apple, I admit, they do great software support) and YES they did copy the original LG Prada…LG has good designers, but software…..forget it….It’s like they’re..”ok, it sold well, now… hmmm.. lets stop supporting that shit and make a new one, and screw our customers and force them to buy the newer model..then they giggle”..Oh god….

    • s3 USER says:

      Oh my GOD!
      I SHOULD UPGRADE MY S3 TO THIS HOT SEXY PHONE!

      I BELIEVE LG IS NOW COMING BACK TO THE GAME.
      GREAT JOB WELL DONE LG!
      THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO MY S3,BUT SADLY DON’T HAVE THESE GREAT SPECIFICATION.

      SHIT….IM STARTING TO LOVING LG OPTIMUS G!

      I. KNOW LG IS NOW UPDATING THEIR PHONES…

      DIFNITLY

  18. LG Optimus Black says:

    LG design and values for money is Great!!
    software support is very very very very slow
    resale value – err not so good

  19. manny says:

    @ lol
    LG O4XHD IS MUCH BETTER THAN HTC ONE X!
    LGO4XHD IS BETTER PERFORMER THAN HTC ONE X!
    NOW THIS NEW ONE IS THE GREAT PERFORMER OF ALL INCLUDING S3.

  20. puhgeh says:

    Maybe you should look at the actual pictures here:
    http://www.theverge.com/2012/8/28/3273712/lg-optimus-g-hands-on

  21. manny says:

    @Puhgeh
    F.Y.I. that is not the optimus G international version design.
    that is for the Japan market. or japenese design version.
    i prefer the internatuonal design.

  22. Chris says:

    I still think the rounded-rectangular form factor is still very attractive and LG did a great job making this phone look sexy!

  23. manny says:

    @lol
    Lg o4x is the cheapest price compared to sgs3 or htc one x.and other than
    and it will soon to be upgraded to jb.
    and still no regret because its LG.
    walang panghihinayang na may bago na mas maganda kasi sa loob parin ng lg company at mas mura ko nabili ng morethan 5k pesos kumpara sa price ng s3.
    .
    IM STILL PROUD DAHIL HINDI IBANG COMPANY ANG NAKALAGPAS AT NAGPALAOS NG PHONE KO.

  24. epol says:

    malamang ang price nito will range 30k up

  25. Freethinker says:

    S3 user here, no hard feelings once LG releases this one, if reviews will be positive I will go get one, so those who were making comments saying how good LG is and bashing other brands, yes this one from LG got monster specs pero bag kayo mag bash eh check nyo muna kung ano phone hawak nyo and bumili na lang kayo kung gusto nyo talaga yung produkto :D

  26. lol says:

    Knowing LG (Life is NOT good) they’ll release this end of the year, it’s coming “soon” to korea and japan, yes, to the rest of the world…..who knows? The optimus Vu outisde korea is not even out yet rofl, verizon is getting it next month. The res of the world is getting a tegra 3 version optimus vu. By the time this rolls out worldwide I mean, exynos,tegra,omap would have stronger chips and this again becomes the weakest link. And to set the record straight, the chipset used in this phone is a qualcomm, and it is by no means exclusive to LG (Qualcomm would be nuts to have it on exclusive with LG)..maybe the cell screen technology which the iphone 5 would be using, yes, since LG is producing them, but the wow thingy, the processor and gpu are NOT exclusive…Who in his right mind would get an LG…I bet samsung or htc will have this specific chipset as well soon..

    Dear LG, a smartphone is not like your refs or washing machines, they need software updates from time to time to remain competitive. Stop being idiots and maintain your products well, don’t just abandon them and start working on a new one. Not everyone can afford to buy a phone every how many months to keep cutting edge, besides these are expensive phones, your buyers deserve to have constant software updates. Take care of your clients, pls? This phone is sexy as hell, true, but LG, why are you fucking retards? LG 3.0 ui is getting sexy, do more ota updates and you’ll have many many customers. STOP BEING IDIOTS already!
    NOTE: The LG prada 3 looks very very sexy indeed, why do LG make so sexy looking phones????
    IPHONES look like shit, for the record
    LG + SAMSUNG + HTC = dream come true device…droooooool!

  27. Allan says:

    WOW! Amazing!!!!!!!!

    Optimus “G”
    GO FIGHT ! FIGHT! FIGHT!

    LG soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo gooooooooooooooooooood!

  28. frenchy says:

    This is the flagship of all flagships of any brand of smartphones to date!

    • manny says:

      sony experia phone win here!

      Benchmark Pi
      Lower is better

      Sony Xperia T 309
      Sony Xperia V 309
      Sony Xperia TX 310
      HTC One X (Tegra 3) 338
      Samsung Galaxy S III 344
      LG Optimus 4X HD 350
      Meizu MX 4-core 362

      The NenaMark 2 results of the Sony Xperia T, TX and V proves that the three new smartphones are Adreno 225-powered. The kind of framerates that the new Sony smartphones achieved are beyond the capabilities of any of the previous Qualcomm mobile GPUs.

      NenaMark 2
      Higher is better

      Sony Xperia T 60
      Sony Xperia TX 60
      Sony Xperia V 58.8
      Samsung Galaxy S III58.8
      Meizu MX 4-core 54.1
      LG Optimus 4X HD 52.3
      HTC One X (Tegra 3) 47.5

      Finally, we come to the overall performance test with Quadrant and the Xperia trio made it three out of three against its quad-core rivals. An impressive achievement indeed.

      Quadrant
      Higher is better

      Sony Xperia T 5675
      Sony Xperia V 6047
      Sony Xperia TX 5793
      Samsung Galaxy S III5365
      Meizu MX 4-core5170
      HTC One X (Tegra 3)4842
      LG Optimus 4X HD 4814
      Motorola Atrix HD 4178

    • alpha says:

      if sony xperia phone beat s3 and other quadcore

      surly OPTIMUS G. WILL ROCK THE WORLD!

      XPERIA PHONES USES ONLY DUALCORE QUALCOMM ADRENO225, WHILE OPTIMUS G. USES QUADCORE QUALCOMM ADRENO320.

      ITS THE YEAR OF LG OPTIMUS G!

    • lol says:

      @manny: benchmarks are not the be all and end all, your post sounds very ignorant to say the least. Benchmarks can be manipulated easily, you don’t wonder why desktop and laptop gpus are now benchmarked mostly using video games, real running games with fps monitoring apps etc??Samsung builds androids around benchmarks to lure people into their crappy exterior.
      ps: on the subject of benchmarks, your htc one x tegra version data are incorrect, with the latest update of sense 4.1 android version 4.0.4, it tops quadrant at 6k plus and beats even the galaxy s3 and nenamark2 score is now at 57. So before posting, make sure your data are updated.
      Thanks

    • frenchy says:

      @manny: so where is LG Optimus G in those benchmarks that you presented as a reply to my post? and lol is right, the data of HTC one x there is not correct.

    • manny says:

      @frenchy optimus G is obviously the king of all latest smartphones!

  29. malik says:

    this beautiful optimus g. is the most powerful smartphone in the whole world.

    dimensions 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45 mm
    Weight 145 g
    DISPLAY Type True HD-IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
    Size 768 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches
    (~318 ppi pixel density)
    Multitouch Yes
    – LG Optimus UI v3.0
    SOUND Alert types Vibration, MP3,

    WAV ringtones
    Loudspeaker Yes
    3.5mm jack Yes
    – Dolby mobile sound enhancement
    MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB
    Internal 2 GB RAM
    DATA GPRS Yes
    EDGE Yes
    Speed HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE
    WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
    Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
    NFC Yes
    USB Yes, microUSB (MHL) v2.0

    CAMERA Primary 13 MP, autofocus, LED flash
    Features Geo-tagging, face detection,
    image stabilization
    Video Yes, [email protected], LED video light
    Secondary Yes, 1.3 MP

    FEATURES

    OS Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), planned upgrade to v4.1.1
    Chipset Qualcomm MDM9615/APQ8064
    CPU Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait
    GPU Adreno 320

  30. eman says:

    LG UNVEILS WORLD’S FIRST LTE SMARTPHONE WITH SNAPDRAGON QUAD-CORE

    Newest Premium Device from LG Sets High Benchmark for Performance and Usability

    SEOUL, August, 28, 2012 -– LG Electronics (LG) revealed its newest premium mobile device with the announcement of the Optimus G, a high-end smartphone that offers powerful performance, an elegant and sleek design, and an innovative user experience. As the first LTE device featuring Qualcomm’s Snapdragon™ S4 Pro Quad-Core processor, Optimus G will set the foundation for every future premium smartphone from LG.

    Best-of-Best Technologies
    To offer the best smartphone to consumers, LG gathered industry-leading partners and technologies to develop the Optimus G. In collaboration with Qualcomm, LG developed the Optimus G with the goal to be the first LTE smartphone with the Snapdragonâ„¢ S4 Pro CPU. LG also joined hands with vertically-integrated sister companies LG Chem, LG Display and LG Innotek for the ultimate battery capacity, viewing and user experience.

    Next Generation Quad-Core with LTE
    The Optimus G will be the first commercial and global smartphone to offer the Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064) processor with a Quad-Core Krait CPU, LTE supported capabilities, and the newest generation Adrenoâ„¢ 320 GPU. The Snapdragon S4 Pro runs at 1.5GHz and features Asynchronous Symmetric Multiprocessing (aSMP), which enables each core to power up and down independently, for maximum performance with better battery life. Furthermore, the Adreno 320 is over three times faster than the Adreno 225 found in previous Snapdragon processors for an enhanced gaming experience with faster frame rates, smoother play and support for higher HD resolution displays.

    Cutting-edge Display and Outstanding Battery Efficiency
    With help from LG Display, the Optimus G sports a beautiful 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS+ Display with 320ppi high pixel density (1280×768 pixels) and Stripe RGB IPS Panel with 15:9 aspect ratio. LG Display pushed the boundaries of its technology to offer True HD IPS+ Display, which is sharper and crisper with color accuracy of sRGB 100 percent to show natural and life-like images.

    Moreover, the Optimus G will be the first smartphone to be equipped with LG Innotek and LG Display’s newly developed G2 Touch Hybrid Display for touchscreen panels (TSP). The G2 Touch Hybrid Display is thinner than current TSPs and offers the slimmest panel display with no diffused reflection for clearer and sharper visibility, even outdoors. Thanks to the new technology, the thickness of the screen panel has been reduced and the screen itself is much stronger to withstand damage from impact.

    Lastly, LG Chem developed a high-density 2,100mAh battery that provides more power capacity and prolonged charging cycles. The new battery technology extended the battery lifespan to 800 cycles at 80 percent charging capabilities, much greater than the lifespan of 500 cycles in regular phone batteries.

    Enhanced UX for Productivity and Entertainment
    Whether users need functionality or fun in their daily lives, the Optimus G has it all, including a high-resolution 13.0MP camera and unique and differentiated user experience (UX) features, such as:

    · Live Zooming allows zooming in and out while viewing a video;
    · 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. For example, a slide presentation can be displayed on the TV
    while the Optimus G shows the accompanying speaking notes;
    · QMemoTM, first seen in the Optimus Vu:, allows users to write, draw, or jot a memo directly on the captured
    screen with their finger for sharing instantly with others as an attachment or a URL;
    · Time Catch Shot allows users to select and save the best shot among the images taken just before the
    shutter button is depressed;
    · Cheese Shutter takes a photo when a voice command is spoken.

    The added UX features are anticipated to provide instant and intuitive productivity to complete tasks beyond simple multitasking.

    Innovative and Modern Look
    LG maintained its differentiated design philosophy with the Optimus G. The Optimus G is encased in an eye-catching slim body epitomizing timeless beauty that perfectly demonstrates LG’s design philosophy. Premium glass is utilizied on the back cover with a polarized glass pattern that offers a clean, modern look. The G2 Touch Hybrid Display contributed significantly to the design of the Optimus G as it reduced the thickness of the device enabling Optimus G to fit more comfortably in the hand. And the jet black front display flows smoothly into the body for a seamless look with no gaps.

    “We are confident that users will have a superior experience with everything that we’re offering in the Optimus G,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Optimus G isn’t just another high-performance phone with the latest bells and whistles. It’s a collaboration of some of the best component makers on the planet coming together for a singular cause, to develop a smartphone that stands out in a sea of me-too devices.”

    NTT DOCOMO will be the first to unveil a Japanese edition of the Optimus G. The global version of the device will be launched in Korea in September, followed by other markets worldwide.

    Key Specifications:
    · Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor with 1.5GHz Quad-Core CPU, Adreno 320 GPU with 4G LTE
    · Operating System: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
    · Network: 2G / 3G / 4G LTE
    · Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS+ (1280×768 pixels) / 15:9 ratio
    · Memory: 32GB
    · RAM: 2GB DDR
    · Cameras: 13.0MP rear / 1.3MP front
    · Battery: 2,100 mAh
    · Size: 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45mm
    · Weight: 145g
    · Other: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, USB2.0 HS, A-GPS, MHL, DLNA, NFC

    Tags: LG, Optimus G

  31. KOREAN says:

    LG UNVEILS WORLD’S FIRST LTE SMARTPHONE WITH SNAPDRAGON QUAD-CORE

    Newest Premium Device from LG Sets High Benchmark for Performance and Usability

    • carlo says:

      hehehe inulit mo lang ang pinost ni eman
      by the way ang ganda nito kailan kaya ito
      i-re release dito sa pinas? hmmn…. i like it

      mejo disappointed ako sa note2 , i think i will try this pretty phone.

  32. Ricky M says:

    yup i agree this is best phone rightnow.
    so good so nice lg!

  33. Leah says:

    wow very impressive pretty good looking

  34. aki says:

    this phone is s3 killer.
    according to study this phone will be the most powerful smartphone on the market.

    see this link
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6112/qualcomms-quadcore-snapdragon-s4-apq8064adreno-320-performance-preview

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