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LG shows off first TD-LTE smartphone in conjunction with China Mobile

First demo of TD-LTE-based smartphone given by LG.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Wed, Feb 27 2013 12:32 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:24 PM CST

We have seen a lot from LG at this year's Mobile World Congress and it seems that the consumer electronics giant has no plans to slow down. Today we are hearing reports that LG, in conjunction with China Mobile, has demoed the first TD-LTE capable smartphone, the LG Optimus G.

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Most consumers have no idea that the acronym LTE actually stands for Long Term Evolution and that the LTE we are all use to is actually FD-LTE (Frequency-Division Long-Term Evolution). With FD-LTE, two frequencies are utilized for transmitting and receiving data. With TD-LTE (Time Difference LTE) the transmitting and receiving happen on the same frequency at the same time.

Both FD-LTE and TD-LTE offer similar performance with the major difference being that China has chosen TD-LTE as their new mobile data transmission standard. The service is expected to roll out in China during the second half of this year. Coincidentally LG will be releasing its first TD-LTE smartphone, the LG Optimus G in China around the same time.

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A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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