But no UK launch just yet.
LG's latest Optimus handset has finally arrived in Europe having launched elsewhere in the world at the end of last year. LG today announced that Optimus True HD LTE would be making its way to Germany, Portugal, and Sweden first. Sadly, there's no mention of a UK launch (or anywhere else bar the countries mentioned), so it looks like we'll be sitting tight as far as this handset is concerned.
The Optimus True HD LTE boasts a large 4.5-inch 1280 x 720 True HD IPS touchscreen display, a respectable 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, an 8-megapixel camera, and, of course, support for 4G LTE. The phone will initially ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread but LG is promising an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) at some stage.
"The mobile industry is evolving around LTE technology which has demonstrated its capability when it comes to speed, efficiency and reliability," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "With the Optimus True HD LTE, we want customers to understand that LTE isn't just about the network and that all LTE phones are not alike."
Pricing and precise availability have not been detailed so far. The LG Optimus True HD is already available in Korea, Japan, Canada, and the US. In addition to Germany, Portugal, and Sweden, LG today also added Hong Kong and Singapore to the list of countries where the Optimus True HD is available.