LG Optimus G finally heads to Europe


The LG Optimus G is one of LG’s best phones, and while we’re fully expecting the Optimus G Pro to take that crown in under a week’s time we’re sure there are still more than a few of you out there who wouldn’t mind having it. Our friends in Europe will finally be able to get their hands on the device starting this month, with Swedish folks getting first dibs on the flagship smartphone. Following this month’s launch in Sweden, those in France, Germany, and Italy will get their own respective cracks at it.

LG’s Optimus G is an Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Smartphone that features Optimus UI 3.0, a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset, a 4.7-inch 1280×720 display, and more. LG’s banking on unique features like Q-Slide to capture the attention of those who are in the market for a new smartphone. If you’re looking to get some opinions on the device you can start with our very own review right here.

Long story short, it’s a very solid device that has a lot going for itself. More exciting options are on the horizon, of course, and there’s still tough competition from the ranks of Samsung, HTC and more captivating users just as well. Read on for full press details, and be sure to check with your local carriers and retailers to see when this might be headed to a network near you.

Optimus G to Captivate European Consumers with Upgraded OS and Additional UX Features

SEOUL, Feb. 22, 2013 – LG Electronics (LG) rolls out its most advanced smartphone, Optimus G, in Europe this month with features that have been enhanced since the de-vice first launched in select markets at the last quarter of 2012. LG’s well-received smartphone makes its European debut in Sweden this month followed by other Europe-an markets, including France, Germany and Italy.

“Since the successful initial launch of Optimus G, LG has continued to improve the smartphone to offer better usability and value for our customers,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “We’re excited to be bringing to Europe the improved Optimus G, our most powerful Quad-Core device optimized for 4G LTE networks.”

The European Optimus G will feature Google’s latest Android Operating System, Jelly Bean 4.1.2, to provide the most premium user experience for European customers. LG’s superb True HD IPS Plus display together with Zerogap Touch technology will make its debut in Europe in the Optimus G. LG applied its new Zerogap Touch technology to the True HD IPS Plus display to offer not only the sharpest and most vivid display but also the smoothest, most sensitive touch experience on a smartphone today. All this comes to life with stunning clarity and crisp, natural color on the vibrant 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 IPS display protected by scratch resistant Gorilla? Glass 2.

LG’s original Optimus G UX received positive feedback from customers and the en-hanced UX is expected to be even more popular with its additional user conveniences, such as:

•QSlide: Upgraded for 2013, the QSlide function allows users to operate multiple applications at the same time, as transparent screen layers as opposed to side-by-side frames. The size, position and transparency of the QSlide screen can be ad-justed according to the user’s preference. In addition to the included video play-er, QSlide now works seamlessly with the included browser, memo, calendar and calculator apps.
•Safety Care: Safety Care provides real-world assistance by automatically send-ing location information to user-designated persons via text messages in certain situations such as when emergency services is dialed, when the phone goes un-used for a certain length of time and after the user has ended a call with a desig-nated contact.
•Privacy Keeper: Privacy Keeper allows users to hide a caller’s information — such as the name, number and photo — in an incoming call. The caller’s infor-mation can be viewed by swiping the icon on the screen.

Additional features such as Google Now, Filmstrip View and Expandable Notification will also be available in the enhanced Optimus G. Google Now offers personalized information in real-time whenever it’s needed. Filmstrip View simplifies the viewing and deleting of images and Expandable Notification allows users to see more notifications at a glance and preview certain content directly in the notification area.

A video demonstration of Optimus G’s updated features is available on YouTube: http://youtu.be/FO0oSqwKgD8.

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About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 93,000 people working in over 120 operations around the world. With 2012 global sales of USD 45.22 billion (KRW 50.96 trillion), LG comprises four business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, and Air Conditioning & Energy Solution – and is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. LG Electronics is a 2012 ENERGY STAR? Partner of the Year. For more news and information on LG Electronics, please visit www.LGnewsroom.com

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
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. I want jelly bean so bad on my optimus g :-(

  2. Nice wallpaper there, creeper! :)

  3. Not that I’m interested in this phone, but, gotta ask:

    Why would they wait so long to introduce this to such a lucrative market?

    Makes about as much sense as when T-Mobile decided to finally offer the SAMSUNG NOTE in the USA,only to backtrack a week later, with the NOTE2 right on it’s heels.

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