Watch Out Samsung, Here Comes the LG Optimus G

Earlier this month, Qualcomm teased that LG would be the first company to make use of its new quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, but declined to give more details at the time. We wondered if the phone could possibly live up to expectations, and now we have our answer, as LG has revealed the Optimus G – the first smartphone to come with the S4 Pro chip.

While we may not have seen the phone in action yet, its on-paper specification is fantastic, and more than lives up to our already high expectations.

Initially, it appears to be an evolution of the Optimus 4X HD, with a 1280 x 768 resolution, 4.7-inch TrueHD, IPS+ touchscreen dominating the front panel. Except this is no ordinary screen, it’s one of LG’s latest super-thin displays, offering improved performance and response.

That’s not all either, as the Optimus G outdoes the Galaxy S III with a 13-megapixel camera on the rear, plus there is a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front for video calling too.

But the headline feature has to be the incredible 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, which has a massive 2GB of RAM and the new Adreno 320 graphics processor too. The video and gaming experience is set to be superb.

Other features include a healthy 32GB of internal memory, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, a 2100mAh battery and NFC. Perhaps the only let down is that the Optimus G will use Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and not 4.1 Jelly Bean.

LG has said the Optimus G will be going on sale in Japan and Korea next month, but we’re expecting more information on a European launch during the IFA 2012 show at the end of this week.

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