Qualcomm S4 quad-core processor in new LG smartphone

There’s no stopping the move to quad-core computing on phone handsets. The latest device to make the move is a not-so-secret smartphone (or "superphone"), dubbed the LG Optimus G. The specification has been rumoured to have:

  • Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 (confirmed by Qualcomm)
  • 1.5-1.7 GHz Quad-core Krait (confirmed by Qualcomm)
  • 2GB RAM
  • Adreno 320 GPU (confirmed by Qualcomm)
  • LTE modem
  • 4.7inch IPS True HD display
  • 13MP camera

The specifications of the device are simply the evolution of current handsets, but this is the first smartphone to use a quad-core Snapdragon S4 chip. The GPU also gets a performance increase with the introduction of the Adreno 320. Qualcomm’s current dual-core MSM8960 is currently performing well against Samsung’s Exynos 4 quad-core chip in their Galaxy SIII.

It hasn’t been said what OS the phone will run, but looking at the specification it’s more than likely to be a version of Android, probably Jelly Bean.

With the number of cores doubling, the GPU getting approximately twice the performance gain and the addition of other power hungry components, there’s no telling just what the battery life of the device will be. Good software from LG will be the key in winning consumers over from the already well received Samsung Galaxy SIII.

Source: Hexus

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LG main problem its not its hardware, its all about the crappy software that they put in those phones, and how long they take to put bugfixes and updates

eilegz said,
LG main problem its not its hardware, its all about the crappy software that they put in those phones, and how long they take to put bugfixes and updates

And that they design some of their phones like they're washing machines.

tanjiajun_34 said,
I can bet the XiaoMi phone will have better and faster software update then LG...

I'm willing to bet my left nut as well.

Nashy said,
I haven't had a laggy Android phone for a bloody long time.

You mean it's a bloody long time since you've had an Android phone

Nashy said,
I haven't had a laggy Android phone for a bloody long time.
I have a Galaxy SII ICS 4.0.4, and this is the main reason I'm ditching Android for WP8.
There have been multiple instances where the phone lags while ringing and won't allow me to answer incoming calls. This thing should be a phone first!

ahinson said,
I have a Galaxy SII ICS 4.0.4, and this is the main reason I'm ditching Android for WP8.
There have been multiple instances where the phone lags while ringing and won't allow me to answer incoming calls. This thing should be a phone first!

blame touchwiz, hack the thing and go stock or cyanogenmod, in extreme case miui if you want to replicate the iphone look

still1 said,

ever heard of jelly Bean... So NO.

I have and I've seen that it makes little difference. It will take more than a new theme to fix the performance issues in Android.

jakem1 said,

I have and I've seen that it makes little difference. It will take more than a new theme to fix the performance issues in Android.


then you have not seen it at all... I see a huge difference with JB.. and every ICS/JB users agree with it

jakem1 said,
Android will still be laggy on that phone.

I have Jelly Bean on my two year old Desire HD, under a 1Ghz single core CPU Jelly Bean is fast, fluid and totally lag-free.

jakem1 said,

I have and I've seen that it makes little difference. It will take more than a new theme to fix the performance issues in Android.

You clearly haven't been following Android even slightly, it's not just a new theme 4.x brings, so much work has been done under the bonnet to make lag extinct.

nekrosoft13 said,

you and the rest of 5% of market share

Oh it's 5% now? Not bad. A few months ago you were saying 2%.

Enron said,

Oh it's 5% now? Not bad. A few months ago you were saying 2%.


Forgive him he made a mistake!!!! He meant you and the rest of 5 people