LG Optimus G: SA price, availability announced

The Optimus G Android smartphone will only be available at the LG Lifestyle Centre retail store in Cape Town

LG Optimus G

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
Weight 145g
Operating system Android 4.1 (upgraded)
Display 4.7″ WXGA (768×1280)
Rear camera 13MP
Front camera 1.3MP
Storage, internal 16GB/32GB
Storage, expandable microSD (in E970 model)
RAM 2GB
Processor 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro
Graphics Adreno 320
Battery 2,100mAh
Cellular data HSPA / LTE
SIM type Micro SIM
NFC Yes

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

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