LG recently announced its flagship smartphone, the G2, and the handset will be available in Canada this fall.
At the global launch event in New York on Aug. 7, the company announced that the G2 will be rolled out to over 130 wireless carriers in the next eight weeks, starting in South Korea followed by North America, Europe and other key markets. However, individual carriers will confirm the release date of the handset.
In Canada, the LG G2 will be available through carrier partners Bell Mobility, Rogers, SaskTel, TELUS, Videotron and WIND Mobile, as well as national retailers Best Buy, Future Shop, Target Mobile, Tbooth wireless, The Source, WIRELESS etc. and WIRELESSWAVE.
"In developing the LG G2, we listened to and learned from what consumers were telling us they wanted in a premium smartphone," said Geoffrey McMurdo, Vice President Mobile Communications, LG Canada. "LG G2 features a unique design with an ultra thin display bezel and innovative rear key, intuitive user experience and time saving innovations. Through our strong carrier and retail partnerships, our most exciting and ambitious mobile phone, the LG G2 will be available to Canadians nationally this fall."
Competition in the smartphone arena is increasing rapidly with many smartphone makers launching new handsets. Top-end Android smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, Sony Xperia Z and more have a strong presence in the market. LG revealed the G2 on Aug. 7 this year and the company will be hoping that the handset is successfully able to find a space for itself in the highly-competitive top-end smartphone space.
The handset features high-end hardware specifications and is able to compete with other smartphones in its category. The LG G2 boasts a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with 1080 x 1920 resolution and a pixel density of 423 pixels per inch (ppi) and is equipped with a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing one.
However, LG doesn't have a big variety of handsets on offer in Canada. As such, many customers may not be used to top-end LG smartphones and it may take a while before LG is able to make a strong and loyal customer base in the country.