LG Optimus G Coming to Canada in November

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LG Electronics Canada announced today that the LG Optimus G, their newest premium, flagship LTE-enabled smartphone, will be coming to Canada in November 2012. The company claims that the cutting edge design and power of the phone will set a new high for smartphones in Canada by combining the best functionality and design into one device.

One of the more prevalent features of the Optimus G is cross-tasking, which allows users to use multiple applications simultaneously as opposed to one of them just running in the background. This allows for things like texting or searching the web while watching a video. There are a wide variety of features like live stream zooming, icon customization, and QuickMemo 3.0

The global roll out of the LG Optimus G begins next week when the phone becomes available in Korea. When the phone hits Canada, it will be available through carriers like Bell, Rogers, and TELUS, as well as through retailers like Best Buy, Future Shop, Tbooth wireless, The Source, WIRELESSWAVE and WIRELESS etc.

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TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2012 – LG Electronics (LG) Canada announced today that it is bringing its newest premium, flagship LTE-enabled smartphone, the LG Optimus G, to Canada in November 2012. The high-end smartphone offers an elegant and sleek design, innovative user experience, longer battery life and powerful performance driven by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro Quad Core processor.
“The cutting edge design and power of the LG Optimus G will set a new bar for smartphones in Canada,” said Geoffrey McMurdo, Vice President Mobile Communications, LG Canada. “This device brings the best design and functionality into one device – a device that, for many, will be more powerful than their home computer.”
The global roll out begins this next week with retail availability in Korea. Canada will follow suit in November with availability across the country through a number of carrier and retail partners including Bell, Rogers, TELUS, Best Buy, Future Shop, Tbooth wireless, The Source, WIRELESSWAVE, and WIRELESS etc.
“We have tremendous carrier and retail support for the LG Optimus G and thank them for their support,” continued McMurdo. “With broad distribution, customers across Canada can harness the power of the Optimus G in their hands. Whether they are running presentations, viewing videos or cross-tasking, the Optimus G makes it easier.”
Be it for business or play, the LG Optimus G offers features and functionality that set it apart from the vast and competitive smartphone category.
Enhanced User Experience
Cross-tasking – the ability to utilize multiple applications and features simultaneously versus simply running in the background
Qslide Function – shows two different screens simultaneously on one display allowing users to complete two tasks concurrently, such as sending a text or searching the web while watching a video
Dual Screen Dual Play – mirrors between the smartphone and a TV; it also has the ability to display different content on each screen wirelessly. For example, a slide presentation can be displayed on the TV while the Optimus G shows the accompanying speaking notes
Live Zooming – enhances the video watching experience as users can zoom up to five times while the video is being streamed
QuickMemo 3.0 – allows users to write, draw, or jot a memo with their finger directly on the captured screen for instant sharing as an attachment or URL
Application Link – launches preset applications (email, calendar, weather, etc.) when the alarm is turned off – making preparation time in the morning go a little faster with all the information on your screen
Icon Personalizer – allows users to customize icons by editing size and adding images, so the most frequently used apps can be most easily accessible
Time Catch Shot – captures images just before camera shutter button is depressed on the 8.0 MP camera – ensuring you get the best shot every time
Cheese Shutter – voice activated camera shutters requires a simple “cheese” to capture an image
Smart Shutter – senses camera vibration or the movement of the subject and adjusts the shutter speed for the best shot
Low Light Shot Noise Reduction – employs a light monitoring system and activates when the camera is used in a low-light situation for the least amount of noise
Unparalleled Viewing Experience
4.7 include WXGA True HD IPSPLUS Display
1.6 times clearer than AMOLED; using less power
Sharper and crisper images – 320ppi high pixel density, Stripe RGB ISP Panel with 15:9 aspect ratio
Zerogap Touch – offers thinner, no diffused reflection for clearer images, even outside, and stronger to withstand impact damage
Modern Design and Style
Eye-catching slim body, timeless beauty
Patented Crystal Reflection finish for a luxurious look and feel
Reduced thickness for enhanced hand comfort
Jet black front display flows into body seamlessly
Next Generation Quad Core
First commercial and global smartphone with Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064) process with Quad-Core Krait CPU
Runs at 1.5GHz; features Asynchronous Symmetric Multiprocessing (aSMP) to enable each core to power up and down independently offering maximum performance with better battery life
LTE supported capabilities
Newest generation Adreno 320 GPU
Three times faster than Adreno 224 for enhanced gaming and faster frame rates
Exceptional Battery Life
High-density, 2,100mAh battery
More power than similar-sized batteries by running 60 per cent more efficiently
More capacity and prolonged charging cycles
Longer lifespan with 800 charge cycles (versus 500 in regular smartphone batteries)
Product Specifications
Chipset: 1.5GHz Krait CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor with Quad-Core, Adreno 320 GPU with 4G LTE
Operating System: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
An upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is expected in early Q2 of 2013
Network: 2G / 3G / 4G LTE
Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPSPLUS (1280×768 pixels) / 15:9 ratio
Memory: 32GB
RAM: 2GB DDR
Cameras: 8.0MP rear / 1.3MP front
Battery: 2,100 mAh (570Wh/L)/ Talk time: 15 hours/ Standby: 335 hours
Size: 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45mm
Weight: 145g
Other: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, USB2.0 HS, A-GPS, MHL, DLNA, NFC

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Dylan Duarte is a freelance writer who's covered videogames, film, television, and now tech! Be sure to check out his site, Dylan Reviews Everything, and follow him on Twitter: @dylanduarte.

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