Canada’s fastest smartphone coming exclusively to Rogers

LG Optimus G LTE from RogersWant to get your hands on Canada’s fastest smartphone? Today, with LG, we announced our unique 2600 MHz enabled version of the upcoming LG Optimus G, a premium Android LTE-enabled smartphone, which will be exclusively available from Rogers this November.

The LG Optimus G is an Android 4.0 smartphone is the first LTE device featuring a Snapdragon™ S4 quad-core processor in Canada. With this new processor, you can expect an enhanced gaming experience with more visuals per second, smoother play and support for HD resolution displays. Additionally, customers will find it easier to multi-task and use multiple applications and features simultaneously. For example – it’s easy to continue a movie while you check and read text messages.

The LG Optimus G also has a beautiful 4.7-inch True HD IPS display for an unparalleled viewing experience. With 320ppi high pixel density, you get sharper and crisper images using less power. And, this device has a stronger touchpad so it can withstand impact damage even if you drop it or it falls off a table.

With all these awesome features, you’ll never want to put this thing down so it’s great that it also comes loaded with a 2,100 mAh high-density battery to keep this device powered up all night long. It also has an 8MP camera with HD video capture to give you the best shot every time.

 Operating at the fastest available speed in Canada

The LG Optimus G takes speed to the next level by offering maximum theoretical LTE download speeds of up to 100 Mbps and will be the first smartphone to support connectivity on the 2600 MHz spectrum*. The advantage of 2600 MHz spectrum over other LTE bands is that it is able to deliver higher speeds over the same distance allowing to do more with you mobile device at faster speeds than ever before for live streaming HD sports, downloading large files and streaming YouTube video clips and movies. Customers can begin to preorder the LG Optimus G mid October at www.rogers.com.

Rogers was first in Canada to introduce LTE devices a year ago, and today we have the largest selection of LTE devices in the country. We’re also the first Canadian carrier to offer theoretical maximum network speeds of up to 150 Mbps (typical speeds range up to 40 Mpbs). Rogers LTE network is available in select Canadian cities. Visit www.rogers.com/coverage for details.

What’s your favourite feature of the new LG Optimus G?

Katie is a regular contributor to RedBoard

Within Rogers LTE network footprint. Based on tests comparing data throughput speeds and on geographic coverage area comparison (in square kilometers) to Bell and Telus’ LTE networks.  See www.rogers.com/coverage for full details on Rogers LTE network coverage

The information in this post is current at the date of posting and is subject to change without notice.

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  1. Are you sure its the 8MP camera version on this phone. We would like the 13MP version please…

  2. Please tell me the 8mp camera is a typo and Canadians are gonna get the 13mp version. You would have a solid customer for this phone if it had the appropriate camera.

  3. Is this faster than IPhone 5?

  4. Thanks for the announcement, great news! FYI, the link on “announced” is pointing on Miranda Macdonald’s PC’s c: drive, so its not working ;)

  5. When is the release date ? I really wish it would come with the 13 mp camera cause then it would be the perfect phone next year all phonea will have 12-13mp camera if i get rhis phone a couple months later its out dated the 13mp would keep it relevant for atleast a year or 2

  6. 2600 Mhz is “not exclusive” to Rogers. Bell and Telus also have 2600 Mhz spectrum. One would think that the author of this article would have checked out the facts before making such a bold statement.

    • Bell and Telus may have a 2600 Mhz spectrum but the LG Optimus G model which is capable of accessing this band is exclusive to Rogers.

  7. The LTE coverage area map that Rogers provides is a joke. I’m in the middle of an LTE zone yet can get no better than 3G coverage.

    Perhaps with a 1 watt LTE receiver …but not a cellphone.

  8. “It also has an 8MP camera.”

    Does LG know it’s not 2010 anymore?

    Why do these manufacturers always cheap out on at least one major feature with every release? Those beancounter decisions just ruin the devices, yet the manufacturers still expect people to drop 600 or 700-plus bucks on them.

    Just once, it’d be nice to see one of these manufacturers release a compromise-free phone.

    Yah, I know- it’ll never happen.

  9. Hello is Rogers getting the Quadcore LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2 on the LTE 2600 Mhz frequency?

  10. Agreed. 8mp camera is very disappointing. Why are we as Canadians relegated to a lesser product than what has been widely publicized? Rogers prides itself on being an industry leader with the best technologies, yet it seems content to provide this product with inferior specifications. I think Rogers needs to approach LG and fix this issue.

  11. Rogers_Chris,
    It’s not LG making the decision, rather the carriers (Rogers included) have the option which version of the product to offer its customers. Seems Rogers has decided to go the cheaper route…
    Please check this link:
    http://www.phonearena.com/news/LG-Optimus-G-will-be-offered-in-two-variations-one-with-13MP-camera-and-one-with-8MP-shooter_id34597

  12. The 13mp vs 8mp camera is really a non-issue for me, but what other compromises are being made for this *exclusive* 2600mhz LTE radio? DOes it give up other LTE bands such as 2100mhz (most Asian carriers) 1800mhz (most European carriers) or 1700mhz (LTE bands) as well? When I travel for work or vacation outside Canada, will I get LTE service on O2, T-Mobile, AT&T or DoCoMo, or will I be falling back to HSPA because of this exclusive benefit?

    Roaming and tethering support may not matter to most Rogers users, but they do to plenty of people who would be buying a bleeding-edge high speed phone such as this.