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LG Optimus G with Jelly Bean hitting over 50 markets starting this January

Even though later than anticipated, LG seems more and more capable to play in the big leagues when it comes to high-end smartphones.
January 21, 2013

Even though later than anticipated, LG seems more and more capable to play in the big leagues when it comes to high-end smartphones.

The company launched two virtually similar flagship devices in late 2012, the Optimus G and the Nexus 4, both selling quite well in various markets. The Optimus G has been confirmed to have passed 1 million units in sales since its release, while the Nexus 4 has passed half a million units in sales.

Sure, these are not numbers comparable to Samsung’s Galaxy S3 or Apple’s iPhone 5 sales, but they certainly help LG advancing in the mobile business.

In fact, it looks like LG is ready to go international with the Optimus G, as the phone will be available in over 50 markets this month – in case you were wondering, the company is yet to unveil the Optimus G Pro / Optimus G2.

The company failed to mention which countries will get the handset in the coming days, but it did say that it all starts with Singapore at the end of January. And the phone will come complete with Jelly Bean support and 4G LTE support where available.

So far, the Optimus G has been selling officially in the U.S., Canada, South Korea and Japan. Did you buy one yet?


SEOUL, Jan. 22, 2013 -– The Optimus G, LG’s most premium and powerful 4G LTE smartphone, will begin its global roll-out into over[j1] 50 countries this month. The Optimus G has already been launched in the United States, Canada, Korea and Japan to very favorable reviews and LG is aiming to build on the excitement already generated to launch the device in other LTE markets.

“As 4G LTE availability expands on a global scale, we will leverage our strong LTE technology and expertise to offer consumers the best 4G experience through our devices,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “With the latest Jelly Bean OS and improved software, Optimus G will make a strong case for the title of ultimate premium 4G LTE smartphone.”

Since the launch of Optimus Glast September, the smartphone has been enthusiastically received by audiences as one of the most advanced 4G LTE devices currently available. Optimus G has been receiving accolades from consumers and industry thought leaders alike for its powerful performance and thoughtful user experience. Optimus G’s unrivaled power originates from its innovative hardware design which includes Qualcomm’s advanced Snapdragon™ S4 Pro Quad-Core processor. The device also delivers blazing fast data transfer speeds using today’s 4G LTE telecommunication network.

“LG’s long history of LTE know-how is evident in the DNA of the Optimus G,” said Dr. Park. “As such, we hope consumers will take a deep, hard look at Optimus G when deciding which smartphone will give them the best 4G experience.”

The Optimus G will be available starting at the end of January in Singapore followed by other markets worldwide offering 4G LTE service.