The smartphone is now available for around $600/€470 outright
As expected, LG Optimus G has just hit shelves in Canada via multiple carriers, including Rogers and Bell. However, the smartphone should go on sale at TELUS and SaskTel as well, later today.For the time being, Rogers offers the Optimus G for as low as $130/€100 with a new three-year agreement from Rogers. Check it out here.
Customers who do not wish to commit to a long-term contract can grab the LG Optimus G for $600/€470 outright at Rogers. Furthermore, Bell Mobility also sells the smartphone for $650/€510 outright.
It appears that LG decided to launch the same version of Optimus G that is now available for purchase in the US via AT&T. This means it will come with microSD slot and an 8-megpapixel rear camera.
Unlike the Canadian Optimus G, Sprint model features a 13-megapixel camera, but not microSD card slot for memory expansion.
There’s more to it as LG announced the Optimus G would ship with a free 16GB microSD memory card in the sale package, though Rogers has yet to confirm it.
The Optimus G is LG’s most powerful Android smartphone available on the market. However, given the fact the LG Nexus 4 comes with similar features and is available for only $300/€235, it will be interesting to see how well the Optimus G will sell.
When it comes to hardware, LG Optimus G is pretty impressive, as the smartphone is powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, which is complemented by an Adreno 320 graphics processing unit.
The phone’s 4.7-inch True HD IPS capacitive touchscreen display supports 768 x 1280 pixels resolution and features Corning Gorilla Glass 2 coating. LG Optimus G offers LTE support, along with HSDPA (21Mbps) and HSUPA (5.76Mbps).
LG Optimus G ships with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform out of the box, but the South Korean handset maker promised a Jelly Bean upgrade would be available soon.