LG Optimus G announced, quad-core Snapdragon S4 inside

Ahead of IFA 2012, LG has officially taken the wraps off their latest upcoming flagship smartphone: the LG Optimus G. This new smartphone will be the first on the market (as we reported earlier) to use Qualcomm's quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset, the APQ8064 - a chipset that packs four of Qualcomm's Krait CPU cores clocked at 1.5 GHz, plus their Adreno 320 graphics processor, dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.

The high end specs don't end there, because the Android 4.0 smartphone also packs a 4.7-inch True HD IPS+ LCD display at 1280 x 768, 2 GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera complemented by a 1.3-megapixel front shooter, and a 2,100 mAh battery. It comes in at 8.45mm thin, and features a "fully integrated touch technology" that helps reduce the gap between glass and display.

The device will first be launching in Korea next month with LTE, followed by NTT DoCoMo (also with LTE) in October/November; LG also says a worldwide launch is expected before the end of the year. We found LG's previous flagship smartphone, the LG Optimus 4X HD, to be generally quite good, although we hope this new Optimus G will step up its game in the not-so-good areas like with the camera. Expect a review when we can get our hands on it.

Via: Android Central
Source: LG | Image via LG

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Google should force OEM's to give you a choice on first boot, stock or OEM-crap. While I do use Sense on my One S, and enjoy it, I hate Touchwiz on my work phone, a S2. Seems like a cut&paste job gone bad. I just use Apex launcher :-)

I will not comment the LGHome...I cannot comment without profanities.

I dunno, we haven't been hearing much about LGs success in mobile as nice as the Optimus brand seems to be, this phone does pack high specs but that just means it's costs are higher and thus has less margins for LG to work with. Lets see if they can do what HTC couldn't but honestly I don't know, it seems to be Samsungs playground when it comes to Android phones, everyone else is just fighting for a distant 2nd.

Oh my god it looks like the iPhone!! Sue!!!!!!!

It's black, touchscreen, rectangle, has rounded edges. I'm sure it has icons at the bottom of the screen and other icons in a grid layout. They're probably in color also. Of course existence itself infringes on Apples patent known as "God" by iSheep.

The phone looks fantastic. Now all we have to do is wait for LG to stop putting their crappy OEM skins on Android. Give this phone stock android and I'd get it in a heartbeat.