LG has confirmed that its next flagship Android phone, the Optimus G, will be launching in the US this November. Details of the phone were announced last month, and we checked out the Japanese NTT Docomo variant shortly thereafter. Today was our first chance to see the global version for ourselves, however; it's much the same, save for the rounded corners, a smaller flash, and more prominent LG branding. The Optimus G is LG's effort to leverage its many subsidiaries and create a vertically integrated flagship device that can compete with the likes of Samsung.
LG also let us know a little more about the "zerogap" integrated touch display technology used in the Optimus G's 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 IPS display. It had been speculated that this was the same in-cell tech found in the company's iPhone 5 screens, but we now know that this is not the case — LG Display is using different means to a similar end for the 8.45mm-thick Optimus G. No word yet on which carriers will be picking up the Optimus G in the US, but we'll let you know when we hear more.
Hyunhu Jang contributed to this report