LG Electronics launches its new flagship smartphone Optimus G

South Korean electronics giant, LG Electronics has launched its new flagship smartphone called Optimus G. The new smartphone would hit domestic stores next week before sales begin in Japan in October and other countries including US in November.

It is the first handset built around Qualcomm’s 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro, that helps run applications about 40 percent faster than existing quad-core processors. It features LTE, a 4.7-inch 1280×768 True HD IPS PLUS display, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, a 13-megapixel auto focus camera, a sealed 2100mAh battery, NFC and runs on Ice Cream Sandwich.

About 13.2 centimeters (5.2 inches) long, 6.9 centimeters wide and featuring a 4.7-inch touchscreen, Optimus G allows users to zoom in on moving video images and takes photos by recognizing voice words like “cheese” or “smile.” It can also simultaneously display overlapped images of two applications, for instance allowing users to exchange chat messages or search the Internet while watching a video played in the background. LG has added new video-related features to the Optimus G, such as multitasking while playing videos. The LG Optimus G automatically adjusts bell sounds based on noise level around users to help prevent missed calls.

Among its rivals are the Droid Razr models unveiled by Google’s Motorola earlier this month, and Lumia 920, a flagship handset made by Nokia and Microsoft Corp which uses the latest Windows Phone operating software.

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