LG Electronics has announced that the Optimus G smartphone will be available for sale exclusively through their brand store at the LG Lifestyle Centre, Willowbridge Shopping Centre, Cape Town.
The Optimus G will launch with a retail price of R6,999.00.
LG Electronics stated that “the decision to offer a sales channel through the brand store rather than through the traditional mass public channels,” – read cellphone network operators – “was to ensure that the consumers get access to the device as quickly as possible.”
Michael Bruchhausen, LG National Sales Director, said “The demand has been set and we had to make means to get the Optimus G to the consumers.”
MyBroadband recently had a good look at the Optimus G – read our hands-on here: LG Optimus G hands-on
Below are the core specifications of the LG Optimus G.
|Specifications||LG Optimus G|
|Dimensions||131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45mm|
|Operating system||Android 4.1 (upgraded)|
|Display||4.7″ WXGA (768×1280)|
|Storage, expandable||microSD (in E970 model)|
|Processor||1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro|
|Cellular data||HSPA / LTE|
|SIM type||Micro SIM|
LG Optimus G Pro
In September 2013, LG will bring to South Africa the Optimus G Pro, the G’s successor. Bruchhausen confirmed that the Optimus G Pro will be available through mass channels; details on the launch date and price will be confirmed closer to the time.
The key specifications of the device provided by LG are:
- Chipset: 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Processor
- Internal storage: 32GB / microSD (up to 32GB)
- RAM: 2GB
- Display: 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels / 400ppi)
- Cameras: 13.0MP rear with LED Flash / 2.1MP front
- OS: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
- Battery: 3,140mAh (removable / wireless charging capable)
- Size: 150.2 x 76.1 x 9.4mm