The smartphone is expected to hit shelves in early 2013
It looks like Android enthusiasts in Australia will get the 13-megapixel Optimus G after all, though previous rumors claimed LG would launch the 8-megapixel version.Today, the folks over at AusDroid have been able to confirm with LG that Optimus G will arrive in Australia with a 13-megapixel rear photo snapper that features autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording.
Unfortunately, the smartphone won’t be available for purchase via major carriers across the country until early next year, LG claims.
However, keep in mind that this version of Optimus G lacks microSD card slot for memory expansion, though it comes with 32GB of internal memory onboard.
This particular version of LG Optimus G is now available for purchase in the US via Sprint, while AT&T currently offers a slightly different model that packs 16GB of internal memory, 8-megapixel rear camera and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
The rest of the specs sheets are similar, so expect the Australian version of Optimus G to ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box.
According to LG, a Jelly Bean update will be available for Optimus G in the following months, but we’re not sure exactly when the South Korean company plans to launch the upgrade in Australia.
Those unfamiliar with LG’s Android flagship smartphone should know that Optimus G is equipped with a powerful 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, which is complemented by an Adreno 320 GPU and 2GB of RAM.
Another strong point of the phone is the stunning 4.7-inch True HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display that supports 768 x 1280 pixels resolution and 16 million colors.
LTE support is included as well, so Australian customers will be able to take advantage of blazing fast 4G speeds on various networks.