LG Electronics launched a new flagship smartphone, the Optimus G. The device will begin shipping next week in South Korea .LG said Tuesday that the Optimus G will go on sale in Japan next month and in the US in November.

The LG Office in Seoul: Reuters

LG Display, a supplier of Apple Inc, and other LG-affiliated companies collaborated to put together the premium phone, which LG hopes will steal attention from Apple’s iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones.

Once having claimed the world’s third-largest handset maker, LG slid to the world’s No. 5 mobile phone maker during the three months ending in June as China-based ZTE Corp. gained ground in low-end smartphones.

LG added new video-related features to the Optimus G, such as multitasking while playing videos.

Publish date: September 18, 2012 12:45 pm| Modified date: September 18, 2012 12:45 pm

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