The smartphone is expected to go on sale on October 19
It looks like the upcoming LG Android flagship smartphone will be initially launched in Japan. Major carrier NTT Docomo has just opened pre-orders for LG Optimus G and confirms the smartphone will be available starting October 19.Dubbed LG Optimus G L-01E, the smartphone has been confirmed to be shipped with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, though the South Korean company promised a Jelly Bean upgrade would be delivered soon.
Word is that LG plans to launch a certain Nexus phone, which will be powered by Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean platform. This Nexus device is expected to be officially unveiled on October 28, though we’re still waiting for some kind of confirmation.
Back on the LG Optimus G that will make its way into the Land of Rising Sun. NTT Docomo lists the phone as packing a 2210 mAh Li-Ion battery, which is rated by the manufacturer for up to 300 hours of standby time or up to 8 hours of talk time.
However, LG officially announced that the Optimus G drains energy from a 2100 mAh Li-Polymer battery that provides up to 335 hours of standby time or up to 15 hours of talk time.
Furthermore, the smartphone will be equipped with a quad-core APQ8064 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, an Adreno 320 graphics processing unit and 2GB of RAM.
Unfortunately, there’s no mention on storage space, but NTT Docomo somewhat confirms this version of Optimus G will arrive with microSD card slot for memory expansion.
Last but not least, the smartphone will boast a large 4.7-inch True HD-IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display that supports 720 x 1280 pixels resolution, and features Corning Gorilla Glass coating.
There’s also an enhanced 13-megapixel rear photo snapper with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording, as well as a secondary 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.