Today, Japanese wireless carrier KDDI has officially announced plans to add LG’s new flagship Android smartphone to its offering in the beginning of the next month.Dubbed LG Optimus G, the phone will be released at this wireless carrier in Astro Blue or White Prism colors, while being capable of providing users with the same level of performance as the international version.
Featuring model number LGL21, the new device will provide users with a great visual experience on its 4.7-inch HD IPS LCD touchscreen display, the wireless carrier has announced.
Moreover, the smartphone will offer great performance capabilities courtesy of its 1.5GHz quad-core CPU from Qualcomm, which has been paired with 2GB of RAM.
The specs list of this device also includes 16GB of internal memory, along with a microSD memory card slot to expand it by up to 64GB of external storage space.
LG’s Optimus G lands on shelves at KDDI with Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 a / b / g / n) and Bluetooth connectivity inside, support for 4G LTE networks, Wi-Fi tethering, NFC, support for the Osaifu-Keitai service, and Infrared communication capabilities.
A 2,210 mAh battery packed inside the handset should provide users with up to 770 minutes of talk time, or with about 420 hours (LTE) / about 440 hours (3G) of standby time.
The wireless carrier did not announce specific info on the phone’s camera, yet we could expect it to be the same 13MP photo snapper announced for the international flavor, complemented by a front snapper to allow video calling while on the go.
The only downside of this smartphone is the fact that it is still running under Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform, although it might be set to receive an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in the not too distant future.