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LG Launches Optimus G Smartphone with 4G LTE, Quad-Core Snapdragon CPU

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The LG Optimus G has now been launched–again! The handset was originally announced late last month and LG has taken upon itself to issue another press release to continue to hype the phone up before it is officially released into the hands of eager consumers.

The phone will feature a 4.7-iinch True HD IPS Plus display with a resolution of 1280 X 768 pixels to beautifully display Android 4.0 and LG’s Ultimate UX overlay. All that will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, which is based on a quad-core ARM architecture coupled with an Adreno 320 graphics engine. The Optimus G will also have 4G LTE connectivity and is slated to launch in South Korea this month with international availability to come in October.

The Optimus G is LG’s latest flagship. The company says that it has married its Prada and Chocolate phone designs together to create the Optimus G. The phone features 2 GB RAM, a sealed battery, non-removable memory, 32 GB built-i storage, NFC, and some unique software enhancements to enable cross-tasking:

LG-Optimus-G-double-side-635x357With reliable and speedy performance, LG’s Optimus G doesn’t solely enable multi-tasking but “cross-tasking” of activities without limitations. If multi-tasking applies to running various applications at the same time, cross-tasking applies to complex tasks that can be completed simultaneously without having to compromise other tasks. Some new UX features that will be included into the Optimus G to showcase its cross-tasking and engaging capabilities are:

· QSlide Function shows two different screens simultaneously on one display. As it doesn’t show a part of the screen but the entire screen of both functions, the user can complete two tasks concurrently – such as sending a text message or searching the web while watching a video;

· Live Zooming enhances the video-watching experience as users can zoom in up to five times while the video is being streamed for a close-up of one’s child while watching a recorded video from a school recital;

· 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 wirelessly. For example, a slide presentation can be displayed on the TV while the Optimus G shows the accompanying speaking notes;

· QuickMemo allows users to write, draw, or jot a memo with their finger directly on the captured screen for sharing instantly with others as an attachment or a URL. The QuickMemo can also be used as an overlay feature – like jotting down a number using the QuickMemo and directly dialing the number while the number is on the top layer;
· Screen Zooming allows for the zooming in and out of lists in music player, email, text messages and photo gallery. It also offers the ability to change the font size and screen layout;

· Application Link launches preset applications (Email, calendar, weather, etc) when the alarm is turned off – making your preparation time in the morning go a little faster with all the information prepared on your screen;

· Icon Personalizer allows users the ability to customize icons by editing size and adding images so the most frequently used apps can be most easily accessible.

The phone features a 13-megapixel camera also allows users to choose between various shots that were captured before the shutter is pressed in a mode called Time Catch Shot, automatically capture images when users say ‘cheese’ in Cheese Shutter mode, detect vibration and movement of the camera and adjust the shutter speed automatically to compensate in Smart Shutter mode, and capture low light in Low Light Shot Noise Reduction mode.

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