LG Introduces The Optimus G
It has been a very busy morning for smartphone introductions.
LG came to midtown Manhattan, early this morning, to show off their next superphone – the Optimus G.
Actually, it was a joint news conference – with partner Qualcomm sharing the stage. Qualcomm's high-octane, quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor is the electronic brain inside the phone.
In addition to the 4.7-inch touchscreen, 2 GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel camera, Android 4.0 and 4G/LTE data the Optimus G also boasts some very interesting features:
QSlide Function shows two different screens simultaneously on one display. As it doesn’t just show a part of the screen but the entire screen of both functions, the user can complete two tasks concurrently – such as sending a text message or searching the web while watching a video.
Live Zooming enhances the video-watching experience as users can zoom in up to five times while the video is being streamed for a close-up of one’s child while watching a recorded video from a school recital.
Dual Screen Dual Play not only allows mirroring between the smartphone and a (hopefully LG) TV, it also has the ability to display different content on each screen wirelessly. For example, a slide presentation can be displayed on the TV while the Optimus G shows the accompanying speaking notes.
QuickMemo allows users to write, draw, or jot a memo with their finger directly on the captured screen for sharing instantly with others as an attachment or a URL. The QuickMemo can also be used as an overlay feature - like jotting down a number using the QuickMemo and directly dialing the number while the number is on the top layer.
Expect to see the Optimus G mid-4th quarter on AT&T.