The LG Optimus G has officially cracked the one million sales mark, as the Korean company announced late last week in an official statement. Since its initial launch four months ago, the Optimus G has been released in its native South Korea, and also in the United States, Canada and Japan.
However, LG won’t stop with those four major markets, as the company added that the Optimus G will be released in additional markets this quarter. Covered in the Q1 2013 launch schedule are China and several countries in Europe.
This is all despite ongoing rumors of a new LG handset to be announced at the 2013 Mobile World Congress next month in Barcelona; this phone, which reportedly will follow the trend of 1080p handsets with 5-inch screens or larger, may either be the Optimus G2 or the Optimus G Pro.
Speaking of the Optimus G Pro, new rumors indicate the device will initially be offered in Japan and will include a 5-inch display with 1920 x 1080 resolution (Full-HD in layman’s terms), a 1.7 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory, a 3,000 mAh battery and 13-megapixel rear camera. However, this has yet to be confirmed by LG.
In addition to announcing one million Optimus G sales in four months, LG also confirmed 7 million smartphone units sold in the third quarter of 2012, breaking its previous record of 6.2 million units sold during a quarter.