LG Optimus series
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The LG Optimus series is a series of smartphones and tablet computers manufactured by LG Electronics. Optimus-branded devices have been produced running both the Android and Windows Phone 7 operating systems.
- LG Optimus, alternatively titled LG Optimus GT540, LG Loop, or LG Swift
- LG Optimus Q, alternatively titled LG LU2300
- LG Optimus Pad, a tablet released in May 2011
- LG Optimus Pad LTE, an LTE-capable successor tablet released on January 2012 in South Korea
- LG Optimus 2X, the first dual-core smartphone in the series, released in February 2011
- LG Optimus 4X HD, a penta-core successor launched in October 2012
- LG Optimus 3D, released in July 2011
- LG Optimus M
- LG Optimus Zip, released by Verizon Wireless on September 22, 2011
- LG Optimus Slider, released by Virgin Mobile USA on October 17, 2011.
- LG Optimus LTE (alternatively LG Optimus True HD LTE), released in December 2011
- LG Optimus LTE 2 was announced in May 2012, to feature 2 GB of RAM
- LG Optimus Vu, announced in February and released in March 2012
- LG Optimus G, LG's 2012 flagship phone, released in November 2012
- LG Optimus G Pro, a larger variation on the Optimus G, featuring a 1080p display; released in March 2013 in Japan and South Korea and May 2013 in the United States
The LG Optimus One, released in October 2010, is LG's second phone in the Optimus series. Due to network differences between carriers, LG created a sub-series with carrier-specific variants based on the Optimus One. Over two million of the Optimus One and its carrier variants combined have been sold.Additionally, some hardware variants add minor new features:
- LG Optimus Black, released in May 2011
- LG Optimus Chat, featuring a smaller screen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard
- LG Optimus Chic, with different hardware design plus improved digital camera and modem
- LG Optimus Net, with an improved 800 MHz single-core processor
- LG Optimus Sol, with an improved 1 GHz single-core processor
LG Optimus L is an Android sub-series launched in 2012. It consists of the following:
- LG Optimus L2, released in July 2012
- LG Optimus L3, released in February 2012
- LG Optimus L5, released in June 2012
- LG Optimus L7, released in July 2012
- LG Optimus L9(P769), released in October 2012
- LG Optimus L9(MS769), released in July 2013
- LG Optimus L1 II, released in April 2013
- LG Optimus L2 II, unveiled in October 2013
- LG Optimus L3 II, released in April 2013
- LG Optimus L4 II, released in July 2013
- LG Optimus L5 II, released in April 2013
- LG Optimus L7 II, released in March 2013
- LG Optimus L9 II, unveiled in August 2013
LG Optimus F is an Android sub-series announced on February 21, 2013. It will use the same naming conventions as its predecessor, the Optimus L lineup. It will include the following:
- LG Optimus F3, released in June 2013
- LG Optimus F5, released in May 2013
- LG Optimus F6, released in September 2013
- LG Optimus F7, released in June 2013
The Optimus G sub-series was introduced for LG's high-end devices in 2012. In 2013, after releasing two devices carrying the Optimus G branding, future products (such as the LG G2) dropped the Optimus brand entirely as part of a new separate G line.
The Optimus Vu sub-series was introduced for LG's stylus-enabled devices in 2012. In 2013, with the release of the LG Vu 3, the Vu series spun off from the Optimus series as it dropped the Optimus in its name as part of creating a separate series for its stylus enabled devices competing directly with the Samsung Galaxy Note series.
LG only released two LG Optimus phones with the Windows Phone operating system, compared to 20 unique Android smartphones. The first of these was the LG Optimus 7, released in November 2010. It was followed by the LG Quantum, alternatively Optimus 7Q or Optimus Quantum, a variant with a physical keyboard.
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