The Optimus G is LG’s current flagship, equipped with a massive 4.7-inch, 720p touchscreen, a quad-core Snapdragon processor and a 13-megapixel camera. It also forms the basis of the Nexus 4, which shares the same screen size and resolution, plus that storming Qualcomm chip.
It makes sense the, for LG to be preparing a sequel for next year, and an early rumour has spilled the beans on what it may contain. A Korean news source has published details on what it calls the Optimus G2, and they’re pretty exciting. First, the screen size will increase to 5-inches, and boast a 1080p resolution.
This is in keeping with LG’s own announcement made earlier this year, where the company confirmed it was working hard on 5-inch screens with a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. At the time, this was unheard of, but since then we’ve seen the HTC J Butterfly/Droid DNA, and everyone from Sony to Samsung has claimed to be hard at work on a similar Full HD panel.
Again, LG will use an Android operating system, and it could be the next big release of Google’s OS for the Optimus G2, namely 5.0 Key Lime Pie.
Powering the phone will be an evolution of the Snapdragon S4 Pro, named the S4 Prime. This is a quad-core chip with an incredible clock speed of at least 2.0GHz, plus 2GB of RAM and the next generation Adreno 320 graphics chip too. S4 Prime chips aren’t expected to be made available until the second half of 2013, so if the Optimus G2 really will use one, it’s not going to be out until deep into the latter part of next year.
With a spec like that, it’ll be worth the wait.