LG Electronics launch new high-end smartphone Optimus G18 Sep 2012
LG has yet to set foot in the smart phone business, has been difficult to match in the lead of Apple and Samsung. The company hopes the new Optimus G will also help it compete with Motorola Mobile, HTC, ZTE, Huawei and other companies.
Optimus G using Google Android system priced at 1 million won (about $ 900), will be listed next week in South Korea later this will also visit Japan and the United States market.
Optimus G has a 13 million pixel camera supports voice, and the image quality is better than the 4.7-inch screen of the iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy S III.
Optimus G configuration quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and will run on the super-fast mobile network, able to operate a number of tasks, For example, the user can send text messages while watching TV programs or browsing the web.
The products of competitors, including Motorola Mobile earlier this month released the Droid Razr, Nokia powered by Windows Phone 8 system flagship phone Lumia 920.
Apple last week released the iPhone 5, on Monday, it said the iPhone 5 bookings in the first 24 hours of the open booking over 2 million, which indicates the need of the phone before the arrival of the holiday shopping season from October to December than expected.
In the past three months, LG Electronics shares gained 20%, or more than the same period in the broader market (7.8%) and Samsung (8%). This reflects the market expectation LGs new product will be able to help it reverse the smart phone business at a loss.