Optimus G made official, comes with unexpected new display technology

Now that Qualcomm has revealed most of the specs of LG’s new flagship, it seems that LG decided to just go ahead and announce the entire device officially.

Today, the company revealed the Optimus G smartphone, which is for the most part just what we expected. However, it turns out that not everything about the Optimus G had already been revealed, as LG had at least one unexpected first up its sleeve.

Before we get to the surprising feature, let’s go over the now officially confirmed specs. The Optimus G will have a 1.5GHz Snapdargon S4 Pro processor paired with the Adreno 320 GPU, a True HD 1280 x 768 IPS LCD, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera, a 1.3MP front camera, and a 2,100mAh battery. Connectivity includes Bluetooth 4.0, LTE, an MHL port, and even NFC.

Other than the industrial design of the device, the interesting feature that wasn’t rumored is LG’s new integrated touch technology, which many sources believe is their version of in-cell touch technology. Along with the G2 Touch Hybrid Display technology – which gets rid of the gap between the LCD and outer glass – the technology serves to make the device’s display much thinner, resulting in the smartphone’s overall thickness of only 8mm.

The device will come with Android 4.0 when it ships in Korea next month, complete with LG’s custom software. Worldwide availability is expected sometime later this year, but more details may be announced at IFA. While LG may have had some trouble in the past, I’m quite interested to see if they can revive themselves with the Optimus G. Based on the specs and looks, it seems quite possible.

If you’re interested in even more specifics, you can read the full press release by clicking the (translated) LG source link below.

[LG Newsroom (translated) via Engadget]
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Aaron Orquia

Aaron Orquia is an associate editor at Pocketables. He has been using Android and Linux since he bought his first computer years ago, and his interest in technology, software, and tweaking both to work just right has only grown stronger since then. His current gadgets include a OnePlus One, a Pebble smartwatch, and an Acer C720 Chromebook.

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