Are you planning to stay for an extended period in Japan in the near future? If the answer is yes, you may want to take note of what KDDI will have in store soon. Alongside the HTC J Butterfly, the Japanese carrier said that it’s bringing LG’s latest flagship offering, the Optimus G, to its customers.
LG’s new flagship phone, the Optimus G, will be available on Sprint on November 11th for $199 with a 2 year contract. Yesterday AT&T announced their pricing and availability for the Optimus G, and it’s pretty much the same: November 2nd for $199.
Android fans probably know that LG’s recently unveiled flagship Android smartphone is coming to America via AT&T and Sprint. But the two mobile operators that are going to carry it did not offer any availability details for the LG Optimus G, at least until today.
What better way to stir up some competition than to claim your product is better than someone else’s in a very public way? LG has done just that by claiming that the Optimus G has better battery life than the Samsung Galaxy S III. LG supposedly proved this using a variety of tests that show that the Optimus G battery takes a better beating than Samsung.
A few bits coming out of Canada today, the LG Optimus G has been priced and made available for pre-order with Rogers. And on top of that, rumors are suggesting that Rogers will have the Galaxy Note II priced at $249.99.
LG’s first Jelly Bean-running Android device will be the upcoming Nexus 4 – which will run Android 4.2 out of the box, a software version that will still be part of Jelly Bean according to rumors – but what about other LG Android handsets, especially high-end ones?
If you’re a Rogers customer who has been waiting for the LG Optimus G, you can now reserve one through the Rogers website to make sure you get it as soon as it becomes available.
While you’re waiting for the official release date and pricing information for the LG Optimus G, maybe watching the product movie released to YouTube yesterday will help you pass the time.
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”.
Japan will be the first market to officially carry the LG Optimus G L-01 E. NTT DoCoMo is already offering the phone on pre-order, with the carrier planning to ship to folks in the land of the rising sun starting October 19.