Spring definitely seems to be smartphone season, with recent weeks seeing significant new launches and updates from the likes of Apple, Samsung, Motorola and Nokia. Stepping into the fray, LG has just announced its new Optimus G, making a play for the premium (ie. big) Android handset market. The 4.7-inch Optimus G sports a 1,280 x 768 display powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU with 2GB RAM. LG claims these beefy specs enable the device to transcend mere multi-tasking with something it calls “cross-tasking”: “complex tasks that can be completed simultaneously without having to compromise other tasks.” (Which sounds great, because I don't know about you but I just love tasks.)
The Optimus G is a 4G model shipping with Ice Cream Sandwich (but upgradeable to Jelly Bean), with a roomy-enough 32GB of internal storage, 8MP/1.3MP rear/front cameras, 2,100mAh battery and NFC. In short, we think it looks pretty promising, with the only real disappointment being we're not expected to see LG's latest in Australia until sometime next year... by which time this rather attractive spec inevitably won't be quite so compelling.