LG’s 4G LTE Optimus G slated for Telstra in March

The time is right for flagship phones, and LG’s talked up Optimus G is finally hitting stores, with availability slated for within the next two weeks.

Previewed last year and now ready for launch in Australia, LG’s first 4G smartphone will hit Telstra exclusively from March 12, with the handset costing $0 on a $60 plan, while no outright price has been announced.

LG’s Optimus G received a slight upgrade from when we saw it in pre-production, and now, for the release here, will feature a quad-core 1.5GHz processor, Adreno 350 graphics chips, Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean,” 32GB storage, 2GB RAM, Bluetooth 4.0, Miracast, DLNA, NFC, GPS, the 4.7 inch 1280×768 (slightly higher than HD) IPS screen, and a 13 megapixel camera, up from the 8 megapixel one we saw last year.

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“Optimus G has generated a tremendous amount of positive interest and we want to make sure that customers anticipating the ‘superphone’ will have the opportunity to get their hands on one as soon as possible,” said LG’s Jonathan Banks, Head of Mobile Communications for the company in Australia.

“The LG Optimus G is a serious contender in the highly competitive post-paid market, and it is packed with class leading technologies. We believe this is simply the greatest Android handset to arrive in Australia to date.”

We can already say that this year is going to be an interesting one for smartphones, with some seriously impressive devices all competing for a slice of the pie. With Sony already in the game with the Xperia Z, HTC throwing its hat in with the new HTC One last week, and now LG’s Optimus G arriving, consumers are truly spoiled for choice (and we still haven’t seen new devices from Samsung or Motorola).