LG Optimus G headed to South Korea next week, key global markets in October

After much hype and ads and commercials and teasers and what not, the LG Optimus G finally has an official release date. The quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro-powered device will hit South Korea next week, and then in “key” global markets some time in October (with no mention of specific countries).

Apart from being the first device to feature the quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with the Adreno 320 GPU, the Optimus G also features a new display with Zerogap Touch (in-cell touch) technology, while also being a “True HD” IPS display as LG continuously touts in their latest smartphones.

Here are all the specs of the LG Optimus G:

  • 4.7-inch 1280×768 True HD IPS display with Zerogap Touch (in-cell touch) technology
  • 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 CPU with Adreno 320 GPU
  • 32GB of internal storage (not expandable)
  • 2GB RAM
  • 13MP or 8MP rear (depending on region) / 1.3MP front facing camera
  • Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0 HS, A-GPS, MHL and DLNA, NFC
  • 2,100mAh (570Wh/L) / Talk time: 15 hours / Standby: 335 hours
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with LG’s proprietary UX

While the standby time of the device is quite low (almost half) compared to the Galaxy S3, LG touts 15 hours of talk time which is pretty good for those who often use their smartphone as a phone. Also, there’s a high chance the 13MP camera variant may stay exclusive to South Korea, but let’s hope that is not the case.

Expect more info on release dates and pricing in the coming days.