LG Optimus archive

  • Official: LG names the LG G2 as the flagship Optimus G successor, ahead of August media event
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    Official: LG names the LG G2 as the flagship Optimus G successor, ahead of August media event

    By 18 July 2013

    Well, it's official LG has officially named the successor to its flagship Optimus G as the "LG G2" - dropping the Optimus name from its high-end smartphone line. The naming revelation came ahead of LG's event on 7 August, when it plans to spill all of...

  • LG confirms Snapdragon 800 processors bound for LG Optimus successor
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    LG confirms Snapdragon 800 processors bound for LG Optimus successor

    By 20 June 2013

    LG has confirmed that it will be using Qualcomm's top of the line Snapdragon 800 processor in the yet to be announced Optimus G series replacement. The chipset, which is about as powerful as it gets in the world of smartphones right now, has yet to appear...

  • Unannounced LG handset breaks cover, Optimus G2 perhaps?
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    Unannounced LG handset breaks cover, Optimus G2 perhaps?

    By 5 May 2013

    An unannounced and not previously seen LG handset has leaked on to the internet, making our smartphone taste buds go off in envy. Famed leakster EvLeaks has posted the image, providing no information apart from a speculative guess at the LG Optimus G2...

  • LG Optimus F7 and Optimus F5 pictures leaked
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    LG Optimus F7 and Optimus F5 pictures leaked

    By 20 February 2013

    Pictures of the new LG Optimus F7 and Optimus F5 have been leaked. LG's MWC teaser last night left us wondering what exactly the new F-line handsets could be - it looks like we now know. LG is planning on announcing four new handsets at MWC, two of which,...

  • LG Optimus G Pro pictures leaked, 5.5-inch screen in tow
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    LG Optimus G Pro pictures leaked, 5.5-inch screen in tow

    By 7 February 2013

    Pictures of the long-rumoured LG Optimus G Pro have now materialised. The phone touts a Full HD 5.5-inch screen and a whopping 3140 mAh battery. The Optimus G Pro was announced in Japan in 5-inch form, but this larger version hasn't been seen until now....

  • LG Optimus range catches Angry Birds Rio fever
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    LG Optimus range catches Angry Birds Rio fever

    By 11 May 2011

    LG has announced, in "an unprecedented commitment to make entertainment content available", that Angry Birds Rio will come pre-loaded on all Optimus range handsets, saving gaming fans, er, nothing actually - the game is free in the Android Market. Perhaps...

  • Vodafone to offer smartphones on 12-month contracts
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    Vodafone to offer smartphones on 12-month contracts

    By 11 February 2011

    Pocket-lint has been told by Vodafone that the network provider is soon to introduce 12-month contracts for all of its offered smartphones, including the iPhone, UK-wide. That means that you'll be able to get hold of an iPhone 4 or, later in the year,...

  • Is this the LG Optimus 3D?
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    Is this the LG Optimus 3D?

    By 31 January 2011

    What you're looking at here could well be the LG Optimus 3D handset, whose existence the Korean electronics giant is hardly keeping a secret, without actually confirming anything official. LG dropped more than a subtle hint that a 3D handset would be...

  • LG all set for 3D smartphone and tablet launches?
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    LG all set for 3D smartphone and tablet launches?

    By 26 January 2011

    Last week, Pocket-lint brought you news of Nvidia's soon-to-hit 3D Tegra 2 chip. And now, there's rumour aplenty that we'll be seeing the first Tegra 2 powered 3D device at Mobile World Congress - courtesy of LG. The rumour mill has been kick started...

  • LG: No Gingerbread for Optimus line
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    LG: No Gingerbread for Optimus line

    By 8 December 2010

    LG has told its Facebook fans that the Optimus range won’t be getting Google latest operating system update, Android 2.3. “The Optimus line won't be getting the Gingerbread update because they have a 600MHz processor, and the minimum requirements...

  • LG Star: Leaked pictures of the flagship Android device
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    LG Star: Leaked pictures of the flagship Android device

    By 16 November 2010

    What you're looking at here, loyal Pocket-lint readers, is the supposed LG Android flagship handset - codenamed the LG Star. Boasting a dual core system-on-a-chip Nvidia Tegra 2 module, the Star is apparently packing a 4-inch display, has an 8-megapixel...

  • All the colours of the PAYG rainbow
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    All the colours of the PAYG rainbow

    By 11 November 2010

    We've already taken you through the best smartphones on PAYG as well as the top budget PAYG handsets, but what if you're after something a little bit different? The colour of your phone might be the very last thing that you consider when shopping for...

  • LG Optimus GT540 review
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    LG Optimus GT540 review

    By 18 October 2010

    First announced at the CES tech show in Las Vegas, the LG Optimus GT540 forms part of the Korean brand's lineup of Android handsets and is largely targeted at first-time smartphone users. Considering that this is a mid-range phone, the finish is surprisingly...

  • "Android will dominate," says LG - but Optimus will be multi-platform
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    "Android will dominate," says LG - but Optimus will be multi-platform

    By 14 September 2010

    Speaking during its South Korean press conference on Tuesday 14 September, LG declared that "Android will become the dominant platform in the smartphone market", which, to be honest, isn't hugely difficult considering the number of different manufacturers...

  • LG Optimus 7 gets official airing
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    LG Optimus 7 gets official airing

    By 6 September 2010

    LG has officially outed one of its Windows Phone 7 launch handsets, the LG Optimus 7, in a press release detailing the handsets DLNA capabilities. It's a phone that we knew of (up until now it had been referred to as the LG E900), but its IFA airing is...

  • LG Optimus to go live in September
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    LG Optimus to go live in September

    By 2 September 2010

    Well, well, well....what have we here then? We get a lot of exciting invites popping through the Pocket-lint letter box (we're quite a big deal don't you know?) so it's often hard to cut the wheat from the chaff. But one invite that did come our way,...

  • LG Optimus Z: Heavyweight Android handset launching in South Korea
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    LG Optimus Z: Heavyweight Android handset launching in South Korea

    By 29 July 2010

    We don't always bring you news about phones if they are set to exclusively launch over in Asia, and there's no word that we'll be seeing them in the western world. But it's not everyday that LG unveils a monster of an Android handset either. So forgive...

  • LG Optimus Series: LG's new Android and Windows 7 range
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    LG Optimus Series: LG's new Android and Windows 7 range

    By 5 July 2010

    We heard word first thing this morning that LG was working on a Android powered tablet, and now the UK arm has confirmed that really is the case. To be known as the Optimus Series, the new "Line-up of smartphones and tablet devices Integrate the latest...

  • Android made easy with the LG Optimus
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    Android made easy with the LG Optimus

    By 27 April 2010

    The LG Optimus, or GT540 for the techheads out there, has been designed with ease-of-use in mind. It may not be the smartest of smartphones, and only runs on Android 1.6, but it offers a large enough feature list to satisfy an entry-level user. With an...