LG has officially announced that its Optimus G flagship Android smartphone is going to be released in more than 50 new markets around the world starting this month. At the moment, the handset is available only in South Korea, US (via AT&T and Sprint), Canda, and Japan.
Singapore will be the first new country to get the Optimus G. Shortly after that, the handset will reach other markets (mainly those where LTE is available – including the UK).
When it was first released (several months ago), the LG Optimus G ran Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Now it will come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.
Since it’s only now rolling out the Optimus G internationally, LG will probably not introduce the rumored Optimus G Pro / G2 too soon. In any case, the South Korean giant said nothing about these upcoming models.
No doubt, the Optimus G is a powerful LTE smartphone, but it’s being outshined by newer Android flagship devices that offer Full HD (1080p) displays – like HTC’s Droid DNA / Butterfly, or Sony’s Xperia Z and ZL.
Last week, LG unveiled that the Optimus G has reached 1 million units sold. The company will probably sell another million soon – but for that it has to price the handset wisely (not at the same level with 1080p smartphone prices).