LG Unveils World’s First LTE Smartphone Optimus G With Snapdragon Quad-Core Processor

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Korean electronics giant LG has unveiled world’s first LTE smartphone featuring Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro Quad-Core processor – Optimus G, which  will set the foundation for every future premium smartphone from LG.

LG has developed its high-end and state of the art Optimus G  in collaboration with Qualcomm for its latest Snapdragon processor and with its  vertically-integrated sister companies LG Chem, LG Display and LG Innotek for the ultimate battery capacity, viewing and user experience.

The Optimus G will be the first commercial smartphone to offer the Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064) processor with a Quad-Core Krait CPU, LTE supported capabilities, and the newest generation Adreno  320 GPU. The Snapdragon S4 Pro runs at 1.5 GHz and features Asynchronous Symmetric Multiprocessing (aSMP), which enables each core to power up and down independently, for maximum performance with better battery life. Furthermore, the Adreno 320 is over three times faster than the Adreno 225 found in previous Snapdragon processors for an enhanced gaming experience with faster frame rates, smoother play and support for higher HD resolution displays.

The Optimus G sports a beautiful 4.7″ inch WXGA True HD IPS+ Display with 320ppi high pixel density (1280×768 pixels) and Stripe RGB IPS Panel with 15:9 aspect ratio, developed by LG Display. This smartphone also features LG Innotek and LG Display’s newly developed G2 Touch Hybrid Display for touchscreen panels (TSP). The G2 Touch Hybrid Display is thinner than current TSPs and offers the slimmest panel display with no diffused reflection for clearer and sharper visibility, even outdoors. The phone is equipped with high-density 2,100 mAh battery, developed by LG Chem, which provides more power capacity and prolonged charging cycles. The new battery technology extended the battery lifespan to 800 cycles at 80 % charging capabilities, much greater than the lifespan of 500 cycles in regular phone batteries.

The Optimus G runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, and has 2 GB of RAM. Other features include a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, DLNA and NFC.

NTT DOCOMO will be the first to unveil a Japanese edition of the Optimus G. The global version of the device will be launched in Korea in September, followed by other markets worldwide.

Key Specifications:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor with 1.5 GHz Quad-Core CPU, Adreno 320 GPU with 4G LTE
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 2G / 3G / 4G LTE
  • 4.7″ inch WXGA True HD IPS+ (1280×768 pixels) / 15:9 ratio
  • 32 GB memory
  • 2 GB DDR RAM
  • 13.0 MP rear/1.3 MP front camera
  • 2,100 mAh battery
  • 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45mm
  • 145 g weight
  • Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, USB2.0 HS, A-GPS, MHL, DLNA, NFC

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