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LG Brings Optimus G to Canada

September 19, 2012

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TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2012 /CNW/ – LG Electronics (LG) Canada announced
today that it is bringing its newest premium, flagship LTE-enabled
smartphone, the LG Optimus G, to Canada in November 2012. The high-end
smartphone offers an elegant and sleek design, innovative user
experience, longer battery life and powerful performance driven by
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro Quad Core processor.

“The cutting edge design and power of the LG Optimus G will set a new
bar for smartphones in Canada,” said Geoffrey McMurdo, Vice President
Mobile Communications, LG Canada. “This device brings the best design
and functionality into one device – a device that, for many, will be
more powerful than their home computer.”

The global roll out begins this next week with retail availability in
Korea. Canada will follow suit in November with availability across the
country through a number of carrier and retail partners including Bell,
Rogers, TELUS, Best Buy, Future Shop, Tbooth wireless, The Source,
WIRELESSWAVE, and WIRELESS etc.

“We have tremendous carrier and retail support for the LG Optimus G and
thank them for their support,” continued McMurdo. “With broad
distribution, customers across Canada can harness the power of the
Optimus G in their hands.  Whether they are running presentations,
viewing videos or cross-tasking, the Optimus G makes it easier.”

Be it for business or play, the LG Optimus G offers features and
functionality that set it apart from the vast and competitive
smartphone category.

Enhanced User Experience

        --  Cross-tasking - the ability to utilize multiple applications
            and features simultaneously versus simply running in the
            background
      o Qslide Function - shows two different screens simultaneously on one
        display allowing users to complete two tasks concurrently, such as
        sending a text or searching the web while watching a video
      o Dual Screen Dual Play - mirrors between the smartphone and a TV; it
        also has the ability to display different content on each screen
        wirelessly. For example, a slide presentation can be displayed on
        the TV while the Optimus G shows the accompanying speaking notes
      o Live Zooming - enhances the video watching experience as users can
        zoom up to five times while the video is being streamed
      o QuickMemo 3.0 - allows users to write, draw, or jot a memo with
        their finger directly on the captured screen for instant sharing as
        an attachment or URL
      o Application Link -launches preset applications (email, calendar,
        weather, etc.) when the alarm is turned off - making preparation
        time in the morning go a little faster with all the information on
        your screen
      o Icon Personalizer -allows users to customize icons by editing size
        and adding images, so the most frequently used apps can be most
        easily accessible
      o Time Catch Shot - captures images just before camera shutter button
        is depressed on the 8.0 MP camera - ensuring you get the best shot
        every time
      o Cheese Shutter - voice activated camera shutters requires a simple
        "cheese" to capture an image
      o Smart Shutter- senses camera vibration or the movement of the
        subject and adjusts the shutter speed for the best shot
      o Low Light Shot Noise Reduction -employs a light monitoring system
        and activates when the camera is used in a low-light situation for
        the least amount of noise

Unparalleled Viewing Experience

        --  4.7 include WXGA True HD IPSPLUS Display
      o 1.6 times clearer than AMOLED; using less power
      o Sharper and crisper images - 320ppi high pixel density, Stripe RGB
        ISP Panel with 15:9 aspect ratio
      o Zerogap Touch - offers thinner, no diffused reflection for clearer
        images, even outside, and stronger to withstand impact damage

Modern Design and Style

        --  Eye-catching slim body, timeless beauty
        --  Patented Crystal Reflection finish for a luxurious look and
            feel
        --  Reduced thickness for enhanced hand comfort
        --  Jet black front display flows into body seamlessly

Next Generation Quad Core

        --  First commercial and global smartphone with Snapdragon S4 Pro
            (APQ8064) process with Quad-Core Krait CPU
      o Runs at 1.5GHz; features Asynchronous Symmetric Multiprocessing
        (aSMP) to enable each core to power up and down independently
        offering maximum performance with better battery life
        --  LTE supported capabilities
        --  Newest generation Adreno 320 GPU
      o Three times faster than Adreno 224 for enhanced gaming and faster
        frame rates

Exceptional Battery Life

        --  High-density, 2,100mAh battery
      o More power than similar-sized batteries by running 60 per cent more
        efficiently
        --  More capacity and prolonged charging cycles
      o Longer lifespan with 800 charge cycles (versus 500 in regular
        smartphone batteries)

Product Specifications

        --  Chipset:1.5GHz Krait CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor
            with Quad-Core, Adreno 320 GPU with 4G LTE
        --  Operating System: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
      o An upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is expected in early Q2 of
        2013
        --  Network: 2G / 3G / 4G LTE
        --  Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPSPLUS (1280x768 pixels) / 15:9
            ratio
        --  Memory: 32GB
        --  RAM: 2GB DDR
        --  Cameras: 8.0MP rear / 1.3MP front
        --  Battery: 2,100 mAh (570Wh/L)/ Talk time: 15 hours/ Standby: 335
            hours
        --  Size: 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45mm
        --  Weight: 145g
        --  Other: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, USB2.0 HS, A-GPS, MHL, DLNA, NFC

About LG Electronics Canada
The LG brand was established in 1995. The company is a global leader in
electronics, information and communications products, with more than
117 operations around the world, and annual worldwide revenues of more
than US $49 billion. LG Canada is comprised of five business units -
Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Home Entertainment, Business
Solutions and Commercial Air Conditioning. The company has offices in
Toronto and Vancouver. LG Canada is focused on delivering award-winning
products known for blending style and technology. These innovative
products include cell phones, flat screen TVs, laptop computers and
home appliances. For more information please visit www.LG.com.

About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology
innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home
appliances. With 117 operations around the world, LG achieved global
sales of USD 49 billion (KRW 54.26 trillion) in 2011. LG is comprised
of four business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications,
Home Appliance, and Air Conditioning & Energy Solution – and is one of
the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air
conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. For more news and
information on LG Electronics, please visit www.LGnewsroom.com.

SOURCE LG Electronics Canada, Inc.

Image with caption: “LG Electronics (LG) Canada announced today that it is bringing its newest premium LTE-enabled smartphone, the LG Optimus G, to Canada in November 2012. The high-end smartphone offers an elegant and sleek design, innovative user experience and powerful performance driven by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro Quad Core Processor. (CNW Group/LG Electronics Canada, Inc.)”. Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120919_C7788_PHOTO_EN_18112.jpg

Image with caption: “LG Electronics (LG) Canada announced today that it is bringing its newest premium LTE-enabled smartphone, the LG Optimus G, to Canada in November 2012. The high-end smartphone offers an elegant and sleek design, innovative user experience and powerful performance driven by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro Quad Core Processor. (CNW Group/LG Electronics Canada, Inc.)”. Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120919_C7788_PHOTO_EN_18113.jpg


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