One million LG Optimus 4G LTE phones sold

South Korean second largest consumer electronics company Lucky Goldstar has made public that their Optimus LTE handset has reached over a million sales, within the USA, Canada, Japan and South Korea - in total.

LG launched the LTE in October last year, initially in South Korea, where 60,000 devices were sold in the first three months alone and in a very competitive market.

When the Optimus 4G mobile hit Japan, 8,500 sales were recorded in just a single day. The three largest carriers in America now retail the phone too, which will aid in achieving even greater sales.

"With brisk sales for a high-end smartphone, the Optimus LTE reaffirms LG's leadership in mobile LTE technology," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company.

LG's Optimus LTE ships with a 4.5-inch 1280x720 True HD IPS display, with 2.76 million sub-pixels, whilst running from a dual core 1.5GHZ dual-core processor, plus an 8megapixel camera and fast LTE connectivity.

The company first demonstrated LTE technology back in 2007, whilst it developed the world's first LTE modem chipset a year later. LG then introduced the fastest LTE tech in 2010, with the first ever video call seen a year after that.