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LG Optimus G

LG has just announced that the Optimus G will be launching in March in an exclusive deal that will see the flagship phone on the Telstra network. The Optimus G has recently broken the 1 million unit sales mark worldwide and the internal components of the phone are used to power the Google Nexus 4 but with the Optimus G you get the added bonus of an LTE radio.

Andrew Volard, Director, Telstra Mobile, said Telstra was looking forward to bringing Optimus G to Australia’s largest 4G-enabled network.

Optimus G is a phenomenal smartphone that combines superb build quality, a beautiful 4.7-inch display and latest quad-core processor technology. When paired with Telstra’s high-speed 4G coverage — which is available in more than 100 metropolitan and regional areas across the nation — it’s a high-performance package we know our customers will love.

Optimus G (E975) Specifications :

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor with 1.5GHz Quad-Core CPU, Adreno 320 GPU with 4G LTE
  • Android 4.1 Jellybean
  • 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS+ (1280×768 pixels) / 15:9 ratio
  • 32GB on-board storage
  • 13.0MP Rear Camera/ 1.3MP Front Facing Camera
  • 4G LTE/3G/2G
  • Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, USB2.0 HS, A-GPS, MHL, DLNA, NFC
  • 2,100 mAh Battery
  • 131.9×68.9×8.45mm @ 145grams

LG includes the QuickMemo, QSlide, Dual Play/Dual Screen software with their Optimus G which from having played with these are actually a very interesting and handy selection of utilities and features which add value to the Optimus lineup. Pricing and availability will be made available closer to the launch but customers wanting further information can go to and registrations of interest will be available soon.

No indication at this stage as to how long the Optimus G will remain an exclusive on Telstra for or even if other carriers will be getting the Optimus G but we look forward to getting our hands on the Optimus G to see how it stacks up against the rest of the market but also against the Nexus 4.

Companies: LG, and Telstra
Devices: Nexus 4