It looks like LG is going global with its Optimus G smartphone. The electronics maker officially announced that the Android-powered device will make its way to more than 50 countries this month.
“As 4G LTE availability expands on a global scale, we will leverage our strong LTE technology and expertise to offer consumers the best 4G experience through our devices,” Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company said in a statement. “With the latest Jelly Bean OS and improved software, Optimus G will make a strong case for the title of ultimate premium 4G LTE smartphone.”
LG has not unveiled any formal plans specific to any country, but Gizmodo Australia reports that the smartphone will arrive in the continent “down under” this March. However, it will be exclusive to Telstra upon launch.
The 4.7-inch device made its official debut in the United States, South Korea and Europe this past fall, and it will soon expand around the globe. LG appears to be touting its 4G capabilities as the flagship feature of its Optimus G.
“LG’s long history of LTE know-how is evident in the DNA of the Optimus G,” Dr. Park also said. “As such, we hope consumers will take a deep, hard look at Optimus G when deciding which smartphone will give them the best 4G experience.”
This news comes just as excitement begins to mount for the Optimus G’s rumored successor - simply dubbed the Optimus G Pro. Just last week, a tipster sent Engadget what appears to be images and a potential specifications list for the Optimus G Pro. The forthcoming LG device is expected to come with a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and a 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. Other rumored specs worth mentioning include a whopping 3,000mAh battery, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of memory and 4G LTE connectivity.
The LG Optimus G marked a significant step for LTE, seeing as it was the first device to incorporate this speedier connectivity with the Snapdragon S4 Pro processing unit. Check out our review of the handset here.