Exclusive: Qualcomm Reveals India Plans for LG G2 4G with Airtel On-Board

By Prarthito

The Indian domestic market for smartphones has been booming off late with a number of smart devices considerably making their way into it. And with major names such as Samsung and Apple already making their presences felt in the market, everyone has a feeling deep inside that its is already set to be a big year for the smartphone dominion in the country.

And while we have a number of big name companies in the market, there are only a handful of them who offer the massively wanted LTE 4G technology that makes the entire web surfing experience even better than what's currently available for the mobile platforms.


However, there's still hope for all those looking to experience the 4G LTE technology on their mobile handsets with the arrival of the new LG G2 4G which is an LTE-enabled device facilitating in super fast Internet browsing, to say the least.

South Korean smartphone maker LG, as it seems, has understood the domestic market quite clearly and is currently working on delivering what's really wanted by the customers, and has hence shown a green-light to the LTE variant of the LG G2 in collaboration with Qualcomm and Bharti Airtel, priced at Rs. 49,000 for 32GB variant.

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And as we mentioned before, the handset manufacturer has tied with network provider Airtel with the device now set to be made available in Bangalore, starting March 28, 2014.

Recently, in an exclusive conversation with GizBot, Dr. Sandeep Sibal, Country Manager and VP, Qualcomm India, spoke about why the company chose LG as a major brand for 2014 and how Qualcomm intends to back LG in its new adventure with the LG G2 4G. And the company expects a lot of good will come off it with major mobile service provider Airtel also on board.


"The collaboration we have with LG and Airtel, that we have witnessed today, is of a unique kind. This is the first time we are seeing Android smartphones launch with LTE, and we worked extensively with LG over the past several months to bring together the LG G2 LTE smartphone. We have also worked closely with Airtel to ensure that the smartphone has the best LTE," Dr. Sibal told GizBot.

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As of now, it's needed to be seen how this three-way partnership works out for each of the companies and the users, in particular. But if early signs are to be considered, it seems like all the three companies have high hopes and ambitions for its Indian user-base.

And as far as the advent of LTE-enabled devices in the country is concerned, the vital signs are already pointing toward a big year down the line, with more such devices emerging out of major collaborations soon.

LG G2 4G LTE- Highlighted Specifications:

The LG G2 4G LTE variant comes with a 5.2-inch (1920×1080 pixels) Full HD IPS display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) clocked at 2.26GHz, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, 3000mAh battery, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, 13MP rear-facing camera with OIS feature, 2.1MP front-facing camera, 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+ 42Mbps, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, GPS / aGPS.

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