LG Optimus G global roll-out begins


While many of us in North America and parts of Asia (namely Korea and Japan) have already had a chance to own the LG Optimus G, LG still hadn’t gotten its global roll-out of the flagship device underway. The rest of you aren’t far behind now, though, as LG has just announced that its global roll-out will begin at the end of this month.

Over 50 new countries will be getting the device through the various carriers of the world, and likely via unlocked channels if you’d like to go that route. LG says the device will come with the “latest Jelly Bean OS and improved software,” though we’re not sure if they’re referring to the absolute latest version (Android 4.2) or just Jelly Bean in general (4.1 or higher). We’ll look to get more clarification on that particular line.

In the meantime, you might want to do yourself a favor and check out our LG Optimus G review. According to our own Edgar Cervantes this is definitely LG’s best smartphone yet, but whether or not it wows and impresses you will come down to whether or not you find Optimus UI 3.0 to be as helpful and unimposing on the Android experience as it is beautiful.

No one should have any major qualms with the hardware as it sports a 4.7 inch 720p display, a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset, 2GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel camera, NFC and more. Be sure to read on for full press details.

SEOUL, Jan. 22, 2013 – The Optimus G, LG’s most premium and powerful 4G LTE smartphone, will begin its global roll-out into over 50 countries this month. The Optimus G has already been launched in the United States, Canada, Korea and Japan to very favorable reviews and LG is aiming to build on the excitement already generated to launch the device in other LTE markets.

“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,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “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.”

Since the launch of Optimus G last September, the smartphone has been enthusiastically received by audiences as one of the most advanced 4G LTE devices currently available. Optimus G has been receiving accolades from consumers and industry thought leaders alike for its powerful performance and thoughtful user experience. Optimus G’s unrivaled power originates from its innovative hardware design which includes Qualcomm’s advanced Snapdragon™ S4 Pro Quad-Core processor. The device also delivers blazing fast data transfer speeds using today’s 4G LTE telecommunication network.
“LG’s long history of LTE know-how is evident in the DNA of the Optimus G,” said Dr. Park. “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.”
The Optimus G will be available starting at the end of January in Singapore followed by other markets worldwide offering 4G LTE service.

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About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company
The LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a global leader and innovator in mobile communications. With its breakthrough technologies and innovative designs, LG continues to establish a number of benchmarks in the smartphone market, while also helping create a better lifestyle for consumers by delivering a wholly enhanced smartphone experience. As a leader in 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, LG continues its commitment to developing groundbreaking LTE technologies and fulfilling consumer demands with differentiated LTE devices of the highest quality, all of which are based on the company’s wealth of LTE patents and technical knowledge. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.

Quentyn Kennemer
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  1. At least they got the buttons in the right order. Yes I’m talking to you Samsung.

    1. Samsung’s button order is the best,may they never change it or lose the physical home button.

    2. Yes they did, and they didn’t have a crappy home button like the S3

  2. Let’s see if 1) There’s big demand & 2) They can actually supply it if there is.

    1. If the Nexus 4 proves anything, there will be a demand but LG wont be able to supply

      1. Well, LG blames Google, and Google blames LG. LG said that they made the amount of phones that Google told them to expect, but the demand was much higher. So who knows.

  3. This explains why LG isnt selling phones, they dont do global rollouts correctly, like Samsung does. Why not release the phone to everyone at once?By waiting LG made it so every OEM had a chance to match and beat its flagship’s specs.

  4. I was looking at getting this months ago, and most likely would have. LG really dropped the ball with their global supply of this, and the world has moved on. Ended up with a Padfone 2… same specs, running Jelly Bean… and oh yeah, it’s got that cool tablet thingy.

  5. They just need to roll out Jelly Bean to Sprint, I really miss having Google Now

    1. Not sure if this is a bug, but Google Now doesn’t send me notifications on my Note 2, SG3, or HTC DNA — all running on Jelly Bean. Kinda makes Google Now useless :/

      1. Now that u mention it, I did stop getting notifications when I was using it on my S3. I loved it especially when I was on the way to work, always timed it perfectly before I actually left for work which was kind of freaky O__O

    2. And AT&T, I miss Google Now too :(

  6. LG Optimus G vs. Sony Xperia Z???

  7. Who is the heck is going to buy this now that they have just announced the Pro?

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