Can’t wait for LG's February 27 event, where the company may announce the Optimus G for India? Well, you can get ahead in the queue by ordering the smartphone now: an online retailer has put the phone up for grabs at Rs 30,990, and is promising a delivery time of three days. That is an amazing price point for a device featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor and a 4.7-inch 720p display.

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The Optimus G has a quad-core processor and a 720p display

The Snapdragon S4 Pro processor has four cores clocked at 1.5GHz and is widely regarded as one of the fastest smartphone CPUs available at the moment. The Optimus G also comes with 2GB of RAM.

Besides that top-of-the-line processor, LG has infused the 4.7-inch True HD-IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen with Zerogap Touch technology, which makes the entire phone thinner and puts the interface closer to the user’s fingers. The display has a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels, which is more than enough for most tasks. This lends the screen a pixel density of 318PPI, which means you won’t be seeing individual pixels unless you peer at the display through a microscope. Then there’s Gorilla Glass on top to keep the screen from getting scratched to a certain extent.

LG, which announced the phone last year, also worked with Google to base the Nexus 4 on the Optimus G’s hardware, and the two phones boast of similar specs, so much so that when the Nexus 4 was out of stock after the initial launch, a hack enabled users to 'convert' the Optimus G into a Nexus 4 by swapping every LG-developed software element with its stock Android 4.2 Jelly Bean counterpart.

However, the Optimus G has a better, 13 megapixel camera, whereas the Nexus 4 has an 8 megapixel one. Also, LG apparently forgot to equip the Nexus 4 with an LTE chip, which the Optimus G boasts of.

There is a front-facing camera of the 1.3-megapixel variety as well. A top of the line phone wouldn’t be the same without a healthy battery, and the LG Optimus G is powered by a 2100mAh Lithium polymer battery, which lasts longer than other batteries in the same class. The touted talk time of the phone is 15 hours, while the stand-by time is said to be around 330 hours.

Here’s a roundup of some of the key specifications of the LG Optimus G:

  • 4.7-inch True HD IPS+ touchscreen with a 1280 × 768 resolution (15:9 aspect ratio)
  • HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE, GPRS/EDGE
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
  • MicroUSB with USB host support, MHL link through USB
  • 13 megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash and 1.3 megapixel front camera
  • 32GB internal storage

The phone runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and will come with LG’s customised Optimus UI 3.0 on top.

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