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By 4 October 2011 | Categories: news

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Following in the wake of Samsung’s launch of its Korean-only (for now) Galaxy SII LTE and Galaxy SII HD LTE, LG Electronics (LG) today announced the Korean market launch of its LG Optimus LTE.

This is LG’s first mobile device to offer 4G connectivity, with the highest resolution IPS display available on a smartphone. The Optimus LTE boasts a  4.5" “True HD IPS” (1280 x 720 pixels) display, which LG says offers “advanced resolution, brightness and clarity and shows colors in their most natural tones”.

It is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor (make not specified) and operates on Google’s Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) mobile operating system (OS). Also onboard is a large 1830 mAh battery, 1 GB of RAM, content sharing to HDTVs and HD monitors via HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) as well as DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance).

“LG Optimus LTE is the first smartphone in Korea to offer vivid and clear HD content on a 4G network,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics mobile communications company. “Our goal is to be a leading player in LTE devices by continuously offering best-in-class products based on our LTE patents and know-how.”

No local release info is available yet, as the availability of the Optimus LTE in markets outside of Korea, hasn’t been determined.

LG Optimus LTE specs:

  • 4.5" “True HD IPS” (1280 x 720 pixels) display
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS platform
  • 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, 1.3 MP front camera
  • 1830 mAh battery
  • 1 GB RAM
  • LTE speeds up to 75 Mbps
  • 132.9 x 67.9 x 10.4 mm, 135 g
  • WiFi Direct, MHL, DLNA

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