LG has announced the Optimus G smartphone with the second generation quad-core processor. This smartphone is loaded with a plethora of features that will surely entice anyone who is remotely interested in smartphone technology. As the first 1.5GHz Quad-Core LTE smartphone to utilise Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 processor, LG’s newest device will not only offer blazing fast performance but also longer battery life, thinner profile, brighter display and a new touchscreen panel technology as a result of the vertically-integrated development process.

LG Optimus G announced with in-cell touch technology

LG Optimus G announced with in-cell touch technology

Here is a quick look at some of the main features of the LG Optimus G:

  • 4.7-inch True HD IPS+ display with a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels
  • LTE, 3G, EDGE/GPRS and Wi-Fi capabilities for net access
  • 13 MP camera with LED flash and 1.3MP secondary camera up front
  • 2GB DDR2 RAM
  • 2100 mAh battery capacity
  • Dimensions are 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45mm
  • Weighs 145g

LG Chem developed a new battery that offers greater energy capacity without compromising on size and weight. Standard mobile phone batteries have a lifespan of 500 charges in best-case conditions. Utilising LG Chem’s high-density technology, the battery that was developed for the new flagship smartphone provides more power than other similarly-sized batteries by running 60 percent more efficiently. The brand claims that the new battery has a lifespan of 800 cycles, a first for a mobile device.

LG Display’s contribution to the project was in the development of a new mobile display that is clearer than AMOLED displays but requires less power. LG Display’s True HD IPS+ Display is sharper than today’s AMOLED displays due to its high pixel density of 320ppi (1280 x 768 pixels) and Stripe RGB IPS Panel. This new display is capable of generating 470 nits of brightness while consuming 70 percent less power compared to others when displaying a white background. Furthermore, True HD IPS+ Display does not suffer from screen burn-in as AMOLED displays have been known to do.
Partnering with LG Display, solution-provider LG Innotek developed the G2 Touch Hybrid Display after investing significantly to raise its R&D capabilities in touchscreen technology. The G2 Touch Hybrid Display is a unibody unit that eliminates the gap between the glass and the LCD panel as found in traditional touchscreens. As a result, the thickness of LG Innotek’s touchscreen panel was reduced by 30 percent and displays images that seem to “touch” the fingertip without the glass creating a barrier in between.

The handset will launch in Korea next month and a month later in Japan. The Optimus G is expected to be launched later this year, but as of now, there is no price available for this latest smartphone from LG.

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