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October 15, 2012

The LG Optimus G is AT&T's first quad-core smartphone

The LG Optimus G is AT&T's first quad-core smartphone

AT&T is bringing its first quad-core smartphone to market starting November 2. With claims on being one of the most powerful Android devices on the market, the LG Optimus G is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor supported by an Adreno 320 GPU that allows it to run LG's split-screen mode called QSlide. With this feature, users can run two apps simultaneously.

As you'd expect, the Optimus G has 4G data, as long as it is available in your area. If not, it will revert back to 3G. LG's powerhouse also comes with 2 GB of RAM, and features a 4.7-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 x 768. The device's 13-megapixel camera should also prove more than sufficient for most smartphone users.

The device comes with Ice Cream Sandwich installed, but LG has recently confirmed that the Optimus G will receive an update to Jelly Bean later this year, so you won't be running ICS for too long if you snag yourself an Optimus G on November 2.

Preorders open on October 16 and AT&T confirmed that the quad-core smartphone will go for US$199 with a new two-year activation. You will have to be opening a new account or be eligible to upgrade to take advantage of that price. AT&T did not announce the price for the device without a contract, but you can expect it to be substantially higher.

Source: AT&T

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2 Comments

Makes no sense to not announce prices without contract

My guess is 799 USD !

Atul Malhotra
16th October, 2012 @ 11:15 am PDT

I thought the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was coming out October 24 with a 1.6GHz quad-core? Wouldn't that precede the Optimus G?

loaddown
16th October, 2012 @ 12:53 pm PDT
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