LG outs Optimus G Android-based smartphone

Uses brand-new ultra-thin touchscreen technology

29 Aug 2012
LG Optimus G smartphone

LG has officially confirmed the specifications of its upcoming Optimus G smartphone, which will be the first to use LG's brand new touchscreen technology.

The G2 Touch Hybrid Display technology uses in-cell touch technology, which removes the gap between the liquid-crystal display panel and the protective layer of glass. The result, made possible by an integration of the capacitive touch-sensing technology into the display panel itself, is a thin screen and a smartphone that measures just 8mm at its thickest point. Image quality should be good, as the 4.7in screen has an IPS panel with a resolution of 1,280x768.

Inside is quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro ARM-based processor with an Adreno 340 graphics processor, 2GB of RAM - double that found on most smartphones today - and a 2,100mAh battery. Imaging is taken care of with a high-resolution 13 megapixel rear camera along with a 1.3 megapixel front camera for video chat.

AS well as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an LTE mobile broadband modem and near-field communications (NFC) capabilities. The Mobile High-definition Link (MHL) output lets the phone simultaneously send video and sound to a MHL monitor and charge all over the same cable.

The Optimus G2 will launch next month in Korea, and will run Android 'Ice Cream Sandwich' 4.0 . An upgrade to Android 'Jelly Bean' 4.1 has not been announced.

LG is expected to announce world-wide availability of the Optimus G before the end of the year. Pricing has yet to be confirmed.

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