LG's Optimus G lands in 50 LTE markets this month

LG's Optimus G lands in 50 LTE markets this month

Summary: LG is taking the Android Jelly Bean version of the Optimus G global, with Asia and Europe to get the device.


LG will begin rolling out its 4G Optimus G smartphone to 50 countries around the world this month.

Beginning with Singapore, the new markets will get the Android Jelly Bean version of the Optimus G, which comes with a 4.7-inch display and is powered by a Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor.

LG Optimus G
The LG Optimus G is rolling out to 50 countries worldwide.
(Credit: Josh Miller/CNET)

LG launched the Optimus G last September in Canada, South Korea, Japan, and the US on Sprint and AT&T, which landed the Ice Cream Sandwich version.

The South Korean hardware maker's planned global expansion for the Optimus G followed an announcement last week it had sold over 1 million units of the device worldwide since launching, which is still well shy of sales of Apple and Samsung's flagship phones, but not bad considering its limited distribution.

LG has only confirmed Singapore among the new launch markets; however, the company's Australian arm separately announced it would exclusively sell the device there on Telstra's 4G network, ZDNet's sister site CNET Australia reported.

China and several European nations are also in line for the device during the first quarter of this year, LG executives have confirmed to Korean press.

Topics: Smartphones, 4G, Android, Mobility

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