LG has made the Optimus G official, and it’s of particular interest due to the presence of Qualcomm’s new quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, a chip that has attracted a lot of attention due to impressive early benchmark tests.
The Optimus G is easily the highest-specification phone LG has released to date, beating even the Samsung Galaxy S3 in several areas. The TrueHD IPS+ screen measures 4.7-inches and has a 1280 x 768 pixel resolution, and is the first to use LG’s new, super-thin display technology.
As we’ve already mentioned, inside is a 1.5Ghz Snapdragon S4 Pro chip, and it gets 2GB of RAM to play around with, plus the latest Adreno 320 graphics processor for the best possible gaming and video experience too.
Qualcomm sent out a press release recently indicating LG would be the first to use its incredible new S4 Pro chip, but didn’t mention the name of the device at the time. The mystery has now been solved.
On the rear of the device, and beating the Galaxy S3 in terms of megapixel count, is a 13-megapixel camera, while around the front is a simple 1.3-megapixel camera lens for video calls.
Other features include Bluetooth 4.0, 32GB of internal storage, GPS, DLNA, NFC and in some territories, 4G LTE connectivity too. The question whether the Optimus G will have support for 1800Mhz, so it fits in with Everything Everywhere’s 4G plans in the UK, remains unanswered at the moment.
Finally, there’s the question of the operating system. Of course, it runs Google Android, but sadly it’s not looking like it’ll be 4.1 Jelly Bean, but 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich instead. Shame.
We can expect more about the Optimus G’s European release date — it’s only set for Japan and Korea in September so far — at the IFA 2012 show at the end of this week.