First launched in Korea in October 2011, the Optimus LTE hit sales of 600,000 units there in the first three months, making it the most popular LTE-capable phone in a highly competitive market. On the first day of its launch in Japan, the Optimus LTE also recorded sales of 8,500 units. The phone is now available as a premium smartphone through three major mobile carriers in North America, the most advanced market in terms of LTE coverage.
The Optimus LTE featrues a 4.5-inch 1280 x 720 (16:9 ratio) True HD IPS display and LTE connectivity. The True HD IPS display features a 2.76 million sub-pixels as well as great color accuracy and battery efficiency. The Optimus LTE runs on a 1.5GHZ dual-core processor and includes a 1,830 mAh battery, 8MP camera, and multiple connectivity options including DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance).