Jun 19th, 2013


Last year, we watched as HTC got the jump on Samsung when the One X released ahead of the Galaxy S3. This was followed much later by LG with their Optimus G which may have been late to the party, but came packing a much higher-powered processor. Seems we might be seeing the same situation this year.

While we still don’t know what LG has planned for the next followup to their G Series flagship, we now know exactly what will power it: a Snapdragon 800 processor. In a joint press release, LG and Qualcomm announced the news this evening, which was more or less LG’s way of reminding the world, “Hey, don’t forget we have something big planned for later this year.”

Other than the processor, LG failed to reveal anything else of the device (not even it’s official name) but they did boast that it will be “the industry’s best smartphone by which all other devices will be measured.” Qualcomm promises their latest Snapdragon processor will be capable of 75% better performance when measured against the Snapdragon S4 Pro, delivering “eye popping” graphics thanks to its more powerful Adreno 330 GPU. All this while further improving battery life.

There was also something in there about 4K video support but you get the idea. This thing is going to be a beast. As a big fan of the original LG Optimus G, I’m excited to see what LG has in store for the series.