While all eyes were glued to the events unfolding at Apple's “Lets talk iPhone” event, yesterday at a small theatre in Cupertino, another manufacturer released an impressive handset in the market, which could prove to be a potential rival to its American competitor. LG has officially announced the Optimus LTE, which features a 1.5GHz Dual-Core processor running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and a 4.5-inch touch screen with a 1280 x 720-pixel True HD LCD display. LG claims that this resolution is the highest resolution IPS display available on a smartphone. The screen features LG’s “True HD IPS” display, which the company claims, offers advanced resolution, brightness and clarity and shows colors in their most natural tones, as they were meant to be seen.

First handset with a True HD IPS display

First handset with a True HD IPS display

The LG Optimus LTE features:

  • Display: 4.5 inches True HD IPS Display (1280 x 720)
  • Size: Width x Height x Thickness 132.9 x 67.9 x 10.4 mm
  • Connectivity options: HDMI, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Camera (Main/Front): 8.0 MP AF with LED flash/ 1.3 MP
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Internal Storage: 4GB,
  • External Storage: MicroSD 16GB (MicroSD expandable up to 32GB)
  • Network: LTE & HSPA+ (SKT) / Rev.A (LGU+)
  • Weight: 135g
  • Battery: 1830 mAh

As of now this latest handset is slated only for a Korean launch and will be available for approximately Rs. 37,260. The company as of now has not determined if it will be available outside Korea. For more information, hit the link here.

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