LG may announce U.S. release of Optimus G next week

Though LG is keeping mum about its September 19 press event, leaked press photos of the LG Optimus G point towards an upcoming U.S. release.

LG Optimus G
LG's next flagship phone is the Optimus G. LG

In addition to HTC , LG will be holding its own New York press conference on the morning of September 19. It will also be hosting a coinciding event on September 18 in Seoul, South Korea.

LG Optimus G
Another look at the LG Optimus G. LG

Though details are sparse, leaked press photos of the LG Optimus G suggest that the company will most likely announce the availability and release of its newest flagship phone.

The Optimus G promises to sport a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core CPU (yes, as in four), a 4.7-inch HD IPS display, and a 2,100mAh battery.

It's also expected to come with NFC capabilities and run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

For more details about the handset, be sure to check out our first take .

If the device does indeed see a U.S. release, it will be exciting news for American consumers. LG's last superphone, the LG Optimus 4X HD , never made its way here from South Korea, despite being quite impressive (and my personal pleads for it).

Here's hoping, however, that this New York event means that the Optimus G will land on our shores. Until then, CNET will be attending both events, so be sure to check back as we bring you the news.

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Lynn La is CNET's associate editor for cell phone and smartphone news and reviews. Prior to coming to CNET, she wrote for the Sacramento Bee and was a staff editor at Macworld. In addition to covering technology, she has reported on health, science, and politics.

 

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