The LG Optimus G Makes A Permanent Home with Two US Based Carriers
When the LG Optimus G went on sale in Korea it was one of those devices that made us feel like underappreciated children and say, “All the other countries get the good stuff”. The LG Optimus G is an amazing phone with a list of specifications and abilities that are truly unmatched within the ranks of its competition. Recently LG released one of their flagship devices overseas and took their sweet time getting the handsets over here. But the Optimus G is no LG Intuition that’s for sure. The super sized smart phone was announced and launched in Korea as the Optimus VU and took what seemed like forever to make its way stateside. Luckily, for us At&t and Sprint were not too keen on letting the Optimus G super phone get away.
At&t took to the press yesterday to make their Optimus G official. The Ma’Bell version of the device pinches pennies as expected and takes a dive in the mega pixel race bringing a perfectly capable 13 mega pixel camera down to 8 mega pixels for what could only be assumed as an attempt to save a few bucks. The rest of the handset however stays pretty much true to form. The company announced the device as official and is priced at an expected $200 bucks, pre-Orders start today. Shortly after At&t’s announcement Sprint took to the streets to announces their pricing and launch date. With all 13 mega pixels intact and assumingly a slightly smaller profit margin, Sprint will sell the handset for $200 bucks and it will be made available on November 11th. Outside of the camera differences the LG Optimus G stays pretty much the same. The device starts with a 4.7 inch HD IPS LCD touch screen display with a 1280×720 pixel resolution at 318 pixels per inch. Internally the Optimus G starts with a more than capable Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core 1.5 GHz chipset with an Adreno 320 GPU; 2GB of RAM and up to 32 GB of built in storage and expandable microSDHC memory options. A 13 or 8 mega pixel camera comes equipped around back of the device alongside an LED flash. The camera has a whole slew of tricks up its sleeve including full 1080p HD video recording. Up front a 1.3 mega pixel shooter is available for all your self portrait needs. Additional connectivity comes from GPS, Bluetooth version 4.0 with possibly every Bluetooth profile available, Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Wi-Fi direct, micro USB 2.0, HDMI, MHL, DLNA and NFC. Also, both the Sprint and At&t versions of the device are equipped with the carriers LTE radios.
So is anyone interested? One of the highest spec-ed device to hit the market, but will anyone care? Is it good advice to see what the rumored LG Nexus G is set to offer? Sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think. And always remember that the very best in LG accessories can be found here.LTE, LG, At&t Optimus G, handset, 4.0