LG Electronics, in a joint initiative with Airtel and Qualcomm, has set up an engaging LTE experience zone in Bangalore, for consumers to come and experience the blazing high speed service and innumerable possibilities of 4G LTE. 4G technology, which is very new in India, offers seamless switching between content, greater connectivity and better speed. This experiential program aims to introduce Indian consumers to its many benefits.
The LTE zone, which will be live for three weeks starting from 26th March, features LG’s very own 4G- enabled G2 LTE smartphone that streams full HD videos/ movies from the cloud using Airtel’s LTE network, and mirrors it live on LG’s Curved OLED TV. Packed with exemplary design, exceptional features and smart specifications, the 4G LTE LG G2 builds upon the case of an incredibly fast internet service, which amounts to superior video streaming without any buffering time. By delivering the quickest internet possible, LG’s G2 4G LTE smartphone caters to brisk work processes, lowering the time spent on internet activities considerably. The new 4G specification provides ease of access and seamless multitasking between personal and professional needs.
Mr Amit Gujral, Product & Marketing Head, LG Mobile Communications, LG Electronics, India at the Launch of G2 4G Smartphone said, “4G is a much awaited and relatively new mobile telephony in India, but its many benefits will ensure its fast acceptance. 4G will become main stream in India by the end of 2015 and LG G2 is a first step to realize the new mobility service for the Indian Consumers. LG G2 is one of the most exciting and ambitious phone in our company’s history and we are optimistic that 4G G2 version will repeat the same success. The 4G version of G2 is priced at MRP Rs 49,000 for the 32 GB model and shall be available in three color variants – White, Black & Gold.”
“We are proud to collaborate with Airtel and LG on the launch of G2 LTE – LG’s first LTE capable smartphone in India, powered by a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor, on Airtel’s LTE network. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with integrated LTE is designed to deliver high speed and low latency connectivity with maximum performance,” said Dr. Sandeep Sibal, country manager and vice president of business development, Qualcomm India and South Asia. “This significant milestone sets a new benchmark for smartphone experiences such as superfast web browsing, high definition video streaming and console quality multiplayer gaming.”
Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated.
Rohit Malhotra, CEO – Karnataka, Bharti Airtel said, “4G LTE is currently the fastest wireless internet service in India and as the only operator providing 4G services; we have taken the lead in partnering OEM’s to test their devices on our network and help grow the device ecosystem. We welcome LGG2 to the bouquet of devices which are 4G ready and are duly tested on our network. Airtel 3G customers can now seamlessly move to 4G experience on their existing 3G data pack with exactly same price. To enjoy 4G on the move, customers just need to upgrade to a 4G SIM which is available at all our stores in Bangalore. 4G is all set to revolutionize the data growth in India and a wider device ecosystem will only propel this growth further.”
At present, Bangalore is India’s first ‘4G on mobile’ enabled city. With the introduction of mainstream 4G LTE smartphones, wider adoption of 4G would soon become a reality.
Key Specifications of LG G2
- Processor: 2.26GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 Processor
- Display: 5.2-inch Full HD IPS (1080 x 1920 pixels / 423 ppi)
- Memory: 32GB
- RAM: 2GB LPDDR3 800MHz
- Camera: Rear 13.0MP with OIS / Front 2.1MP
- Battery: 3,000mAh
- Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
- Size: 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9mm
- Colors: Black / White/Gold
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