Telstra to exclusively sell LG Optimus G

The Optimus G will be launched exclusively on Telstra’s 4G network come-March. The two won’t announce prices just yet, but expect it to be in the $60-$80 per month price bracket.Telstra will exclusively sell LG’s latest flagship Android smartphone from March, it was confirmed today.

The LG Optimus G went on sale in Korea last September and launched in European and US markets in 2012, but the phone won’t hit Australian shelves until March.

the Optimus G is a great phone. It’s the phone Google chose to base the Nexus 4 on. It’s running the incredible Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro+ processor, a beautiful screen and a bunch of cool gear like Miracast. Make no mistake: the Optimus G is a top phone. The reason it won’t sell very well in Australia is because it’s far too late an entrant in the market.

The Optimus G has been out in South Korea, Europe and the US since November 2012. Australians had been told to wait patiently for the device as LG pledged to bring it to market around late January. Instead, it’ll now launch in March, after all the incredible announcements from Mobile World Congress.

LG Australia’s General Marketing Manager, Lambro Skropidis SAID:
[quote]We are very excited to announce our partnership with Telstra[/quote]


[list style=”unordered” type=”type1″] General: 2G/3G/LTE
Display: Touchscreen bar phone, 4.7″ WXGA True HD IPS Plus (768 x 1280 pixels) capacitive touchscreen, Gorilla Glass
Dimension: 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45mm, 145 g
Chipest: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro
CPU: Quad-core Krait 1.5 GHz processor
GPU: Adreno 320
Memory: 32GB of storage
Camera: 13 megapixel auto-focus camera with Time catch shot, smart shutter and cheese shutter; 1.3MP front facing camera
Video Camera: Full HD (1080p) video recording at 30fps, LED flash,
Battery: Li-Po, 2100 mAh
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