LG Optimus G Release Date Set for Q4 on Sprint and AT&T

The LG Optimus release date is scheduled to be before the end of the last quarter of 2012, and the device will launch on both AT&T and Sprint.

"The LG Optimus G lets our customers work and play as hard as they want with one of our first quad core processor designed to deliver a great multitasking experience," said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Devices, AT&T. "We think customers will really enjoy having the power of a computer in the palm of their hand."

The new LG handset was unveiled this week and is described as a "PC-Like" smartphone.

The Optimus G features impressive specifications including Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, a Qualcomm 1.5GHz quad-core CPU Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage memory, Bluetooth 4.0, a 2100mAh Li-Polymer battery and a 4.7-inch True HD IPS Plus display.

Sprint's variant comes equipped with a 13-megapixel camera while the AT&T version will feature an 8-megapixel shooter. The software on the smartphone features QSlide Function, which allows it to show two different screens simultaneously.

AT&T promises that the camera on its variant will feature zero shutter lag, live shot, to capture simultaneous video and still images, and Time Catch Shot, which takes the perfect picture even if the shutter was pressed at the wrong time.

It also runs on LTE networks for both carriers.

"Combined with LTE technology, the impressive processor allows users to easily and quickly view a video while running other apps at the same time," wrote LG in the press release. "All of this power and functionality is housed in a light weight, eye-catching slim body to cater to fashionable lifestyles."

The LG Optimus G will arrive on both carriers sometime before 2013. There is still not any information on color options or pricing.