LG UNVEILS WORLD’S FIRST LTE SMARTPHONE WITH SNAPDRAGON QUAD-CORE
Newest Premium Device from LG Sets High Benchmark for Performance and Usability
August 28, 2012
SEOUL, August, 28, 2012 – LG Electronics (LG) revealed its newest premium mobile device with the announcement
of the Optimus G, a high-end smartphone that offers powerful performance, an elegant and sleek design, and an innovative user
experience. As the first LTE device featuring Qualcomm’s Snapdragon™ S4 Pro Quad-Core processor, Optimus G will set the foundation
for every future premium smartphone from LG.
To offer the best smartphone to consumers, LG gathered industry-leading partners and technologies to develop the Optimus G.
In collaboration with Qualcomm, LG developed the Optimus G with the goal to be the first LTE smartphone with the Snapdragon™
S4 Pro CPU. LG also joined hands with vertically-integrated sister companies LG Chem, LG Display and LG Innotek for the ultimate
battery capacity, viewing and user experience.
Next Generation Quad-Core with LTE
The Optimus G will be the first commercial and global smartphone to offer the Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064) processor with
a Quad-Core Krait CPU, LTE supported capabilities, and the newest generation Adreno™ 320 GPU. The Snapdragon S4 Pro runs
at 1.5GHz and features Asynchronous Symmetric Multiprocessing (aSMP), which enables each core to power up and down independently,
for maximum performance with better battery life. Furthermore, the Adreno 320 is over three times faster than the Adreno 225 found
in previous Snapdragon processors for an enhanced gaming experience with faster frame rates, smoother play and support for higher
HD resolution displays.
Cutting-edge Display and Outstanding Battery Efficiency
With help from LG Display, the Optimus G sports a beautiful 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS+ Display with 320ppi
high pixel density (1280x768 pixels) and Stripe RGB IPS Panel with 15:9 aspect ratio. LG Display pushed the
boundaries of its technology to offer True HD IPS+ Display, which is sharper and crisper with color accuracy
of sRGB 100 percent to show natural and life-like images.
Moreover, the Optimus G will be the first smartphone to be equipped with LG Innotek and LG Display’s newly developed G2
Touch Hybrid Display for touchscreen panels (TSP). The G2 Touch Hybrid Display is thinner than current TSPs and offers
the slimmest panel display with no diffused reflection for clearer and sharper visibility, even outdoors. Thanks to the
new technology, the thickness of the screen panel has been reduced and the screen itself is much stronger to withstand
damage from impact.
Lastly, LG Chem developed a high-density 2,100mAh battery that provides more power capacity and prolonged charging cycles.
The new battery technology extended the battery lifespan to 800 cycles at 80 percent charging capabilities, much greater
than the lifespan of 500 cycles in regular phone batteries.
Enhanced UX for Productivity and Entertainment
Whether users need functionality or fun in their daily lives, the Optimus G has it all, including a high-resolution 13.0MP camera
and unique and differentiated user experience (UX) features, such as:
Live Zooming allows zooming in and out while viewing a video;
Dual Screen Dual Play, not only allows mirroring between the smartphone and a TV, it also has the ability to display
different content on each screen. For example, a slide presentation can be displayed on the TV while the Optimus G shows
the accompanying speaking notes;
QMemoTM, first seen in the Optimus Vu:, allows users to write, draw, or jot a memo directly on the captured screen with
their finger for sharing instantly with others as an attachment or a URL;
Time Catch Shot allows users to select and save the best shot among the images taken just before the shutter button
Cheese Shutter takes a photo when a voice command is spoken.
The added UX features are anticipated to provide instant and intuitive productivity
to complete tasks beyond simple multitasking.
Innovative and Modern Look
LG maintained its differentiated design philosophy with the Optimus G. The Optimus G is encased in an
eye-catching slim body epitomizing timeless beauty that perfectly demonstrates LG’s design philosophy.
Premium glass is utilzied on the back cover with a polarized glass pattern that offers a clean, modern look.
The G2 Touch Hybrid Display contributed significantly to the design of the Optimus G as it reduced the thickness
of the device enabling Optimus G to fit more comfortably in the hand. And the jet black front display flows smoothly
into the body for a seamless look with no gaps.
“We are confident that users will have a superior experience with everything that we’re offering in the Optimus G,”
said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Optimus G isn’t just another
high-performance phone with the latest bells and whistles. It’s a collaboration of some of the best component makers on
the planet coming together for a singular cause, to develop a smartphone that stands out in a sea of me-too devices.”
NTT DOCOMO will be the first to unveil a Japanese edition of the Optimus G. The global version of the device will be
launched in Korea in September, followed by other markets worldwide.
Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor with 1.5GHz Quad-Core CPU, Adreno 320 GPU with 4G LTE
Operating System: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Network: 2G / 3G / 4G LTE
Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS+ (1280x768 pixels) / 15:9 ratio
RAM: 2GB DDR
Cameras: 13.0MP rear / 1.3MP front
Battery: 2,100 mAh
Size: 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45mm
Other: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, USB2.0 HS, A-GPS, MHL, DLNA, NFC