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LG Optimus G quad-core Android smartphone revealed

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LG has revealed details of its latest flagship smartphone, the LG Optimus G. With a highly capable 1.5GHz quad-core processor and a 4.7-inch HD display, it's clearly gunning for the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the HTC One X.

Indeed, with Qualcomm's quad-core version of the S4 chip powering it and 2GB of RAM, the Optimus G is set to give both of these Android giants a bit of a bloody nose on the performance front.

As well as more than matching these phones on power, the LG Optimus G will sport a competitive 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 IPS display. It also features an impressive-looking 13-megapixel camera, although naturally megapixel count really isn't the deciding factor when it comes to the quality of a smartphone camera.

All this will be powered by a suitably hefty 2,100mAh battery, which matches the Samsung Galaxy S3's unit. Despite this it'll come in at just 8.45mm thick. This appears to be aided by "fully integrated touch technology," which we'd guess is the in-cell production technique also rumoured for the iPhone 5.

Indeed, just last week we reported that LG Display had begun manufacturing in-cell displays on a large scale.

The only sour point that we can see is the LG Optimus G's OS, which is said to be Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich rather than Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Doubtless an update is in the works already.

The LG Optimus G won't be available in the west for a little while yet, it seems, but it is headed for the South Korean market in September, followed by an October Japanese launch.

Via NTT Docomo

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