Optimus G

Availability of the LG Optimus G may not be big news if you live in the U.S. or Japan, but the device is now making its way to the U.K. SIM-free for the first time. Falling in line with LG's previous announcement, the Optimus G is making its way to the U.K. with LTE on-board (800/900/1800/2100/2600Mhz) and is also pre-loaded with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update. Other specs on the device seem to be the same as the U.S. -- Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

Expansys is quoting a price of £479.99 (incl. VAT) for the black model, and says that stock is expected in the next 5 days. Anyone in the U.K. still interested in picking one of these up as availability of the Optimus G Pro is on the horizon? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Expansys


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LG Optimus G finally makes its way to the UK SIM-free

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At £480 that’s £80-£100 more than the S3, approaching iPhone 5. I’ve read elsewhere (14th March) that during the launch of the Optimus G at Mobile World Congress, Andy Coughlin (LG’s UK Head of Mobile) said ‘a decision on price for the Optimus G is yet to be made, but it will be “nowhere near” as expensive as devices such as the Galaxy S III and iPhone 5′. He is reported to have reitterated this by saying “There is a need to be in the premium end. But the Optimus G will be nowhere near as expensive as Apple and Samsung”. To me this means much less than £480 and more like £380 or less. Even Expansys, mentioned in the article, have the S3 at £400. So if Coughlin is to be believed and with the Nexus 4 at £280 and LG’s 4X HD at £295 there has to a substantial reduction from £480.