LG Announces The Waterproof Optimus GJ


LG has announced the Optimus GJ: a waterproof variant of the ever so popular Optimus G. This smartphone can withstand 30 minutes in 1 meter of water, giving the Optimus GJ a IPX7 rating. Aside from being waterproof, the Optimus GJ is also dustproof, making it suitable for those who work on construction sites. To make this all possible, LG has opted for a plastic battery cover on the Optimus GJ with a removable battery. This is opposed to the glass back found on the Optimus G.

The Optimus GJ’s spec sheet is impressive as the device features a spacious 4.7-inch IPS HD display, a quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon CPU, 2GB of RAM and a 13mp rear-facing camera. The device is also equipped with Bluetooth 4.0, a MicroSD slot for expansion as well as a 2,280 mAh battery pack. The device will be available in two color combinations: red/black and black/black.

If you’d like to purchase an Optimus GJ for yourself, you’ll have to either live in Taiwan or import one from the country sometime in June. The smartphone will retail for a hefty $17,990 TWD ($600 USD). As of now, we’re not sure if the device will be available for purchase in markets outside of Taiwan

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LG Unveils The Optimus LTE III Running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

It has hardly been a week since Mobile World Congress got over, but LG is not yet done announcing new handsets. The Korean company today unveiled a new LTE enabled smartphone for its home market, and the successor to the Optimus LTE and Optimus LTE II, the Optimus LTE III.

The Optimus LTE III sports pretty mediocre specs including a 4.7-inch 720p IPS HD display inside a 9.6mm thin body, and is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Krait processor. Other specs include 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage space, microSD card slot, NFC, GPS with A-GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, and Bluetooth.

The rear of the Optimus LTE III sports an 8MP camera with an LED flash, and is accompanied by a 1.3MP snapper in the front. On the software front, the Optimus LTE III runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with LG’s own custom skin on top of it. The handset will be available in Korea on S K Telecom network begging from tomorrow in black and white colors.

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LG Unveils The Optimus L-Series II; Features Updated Design And Software

LG has gone ahead and announced its second-generation of L series handsets, characterised by enhanced software and updated design. Otherwise, the L II series sport nearly the same hardware as the original L series, which LG had unveiled just a few months ago.

The LG Optimus L7 II sports a dual-core Qualcomm CPU clocked at 1GHz, 768MB of RAM, and 4GB of in-built storage space. Other specs of the handset include a micro-SD card slot, a 4.3-inch IPS WVGA display, an 8MP camera with an LED flash, Wi-Fi, GPS, and the other usual bunch of sensors and connectivity features. LG has also blessed the L7 with a beefy 2460mAh battery and Android 4.1 right out of the box. The handset will also be available in a dual-SIM variant with slightly beefier and taller dimensions.

The Korean company did not mention anything about the specs or the release date of the other two L II series handsets – the L3 and L5. They are expected to be unveiled at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Verizon Announces Its Galaxy Note Competitor – LG Intuition

LG and Verizon have teamed up to announce the U.S variant of the LG Optimus Vu, the LG Intuition. The Galaxy Note competitor from LG sports a 5-inch True HD IPS display with 720p resolution with excellent viewing angles and color reproduction.

Other specs of the LG Intuition include a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Adreno 220 GPU, 1GB of RAM, an 8MP camera with an LED flash at the back, a 1.3MP camera in the front, Bluetooth 3.0 + HS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC and GPS with A-GPS. LG will also be bundling two NFC tags, which can be re-programmed using the pre-installed LG Tag+ app.

The handset-cum-tablet hybrid will run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box with LG’s own custom skin on top of it. LG have added some useful features with their skin including the ability to click a picture via voice commands, a Notebook app that will allow users to take virtual notes on the Intuition, and a suite of Amazon apps.

The LG Intuition will be available from September 6th on all Verizon stores and website for $199.99 on a two-year contract. Buyers who order the phablet between Sept. 6 to 10th will also receive a free LG Tone Stereo Bluetooth headset.

LG Optimus Q2 Touting a QWERTY Keyboard and a Dual Core Processor Announced

LG has just announced a new handset to its Optimus range of Android handsets, the Optimus Q2. The Q2 is the first Android phone from the Korean company to sport a four-row slide-out QWERTY keyboard.


Compared to its predecessor, the Q, the Q2 is 1/10th of an inch thinner, and lighter by 0.35ounces. Under the hood, the Q2 is powered by slightly faster Tegra 2 SoC, which is running at 1.2GHz. The handset also packs 512MB of RAM. The 4-inch IPS display with WVGA (480×800) resolution, has a maximum brightness of 700nits. The usual Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth,FM radio, microSD card slot and a bunch of sensors.

At the back of this thin QWERTY equipped phone is a 5MP camera with an LED Flash. A VGA camera in the front, accompanies the camera at the back of the phone. The handset runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with LG’s copy of Samsung’s TouchWIZ UI running on top of it.

LG did not mention anything about the pricing of the handset, but the handset is expected to hit the Korean markets sometime next week.

Hopefully, the Q2 will not face the same software issues like random reboots, as its keyboard-less sibling, the Optimus 2X.