AT&T version of LG Optimus G gets FCC stamp of approval, launch now imminent
We were pretty surprised to see the rumored LG Nexus get FCC certified before the official LG Optimus G, but now the world harmony has been restored. We have no way to know for sure that the E975 spotted at FCC is the same phone as the G, but all hints seem to point at it being the AT&T version of the “beast”.
Hidden in those long and boring approval docs there are GSM 850/1900 MHz bands, Ma Bell’s friendly frequencies, but also W-CDMA and LTE support. We already know that LG is planning to make the Optimus G available in the US from both AT&T and Sprint, but the E975 doesn’t seem to come with CDMA compatibility, so chances are this particular model won’t work on Sprint.
Still, there’s no reason to panic (yet) and think that Sprint will get one of fall’s most anticipated super-phones later than AT&T. After all, we can’t be expected to keep up with all of FCC’s listings and certifications, so the Sprint-bound Optimus G could simply be hiding from us.
As for G’s exact release date in the U.S., this is very carefully kept under wraps, but chances are we won’t be left hanging for much longer. And if FCC’s stamp of approval is not enough to convince you of that, the pre-ordering start over in Japan, as well as the increasing number of rumors about the Optimus G Nexus should do the trick.
Getting back to the actual FCC certification, we have to report that unfortunately there are no hidden gems in all those documents. Aside from the GSM bands and LTE, we now also have confirmation of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and NFC support (as if there was any question about that).
Then again, what surprises would you have expected, with LG already confirming the phone’s full spec sheet on AT&T? Oh, you don’t remember the features and need a refresher? Here goes:
- 4.7-inch True HD-IPS+ LCD touchscreen with 1280 x 728 pixels resolution
- Quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU
- 2GB of RAM
- 32GB of internal memory
- Android 4.0 ICS, planned upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- 2,100mAh battery
- 8MP rear-facing camera
So, will it be AT&T or Sprint’s version of the Optimus G for you? Or are you still hoping for some surprises from Verizon or T-Mo?