After Qualcomm confirmed a few days ago that a new LG flagship smartphone is in the works and that it will be underpinned by the most powerful hardware platform of the moment, the South Korea-based phone maker decided it’s time to unveil some of the terminal’s specifications.
LG have released an official press statement that contains details about the company’s new high-end model, Optimus G, a smartphone based on a quad-core chipset, featuring a 4.7-inch display. LG Optimus G has a skinny body case and it will hit the South Korea market next month. The Asian phone maker is also preparing a global launch for the newest member of the Optimus tribe.
According to the announcement made on the manufacturer’s official website, LG Optimus G also hides other goodies, besides the quad-core Qualcomm APQ8064 solution. Some leaks have revealed that Optimus G will come with a 4.7-inch display, but LG adds that the 1280 x 768 pixels display was developed using TrueHD IPS+ technology, which is friendlier with the smartphone’s battery, compared to the AMOLED touch panels.
In order to further reduce the size of the device, LG used a technology that eliminates the gap between the glass and the LCD panel. The result was a device that measures 131.9 x 68.9 x 84.5 mm, weighing in 145 grams.
LG also announced that Optimus G will use a battery developed by the company, that will be 60% more efficient that the similarly-sized batteries, offering better battery life without sacrificing the size of the unit.
Next month, LG Optimus G will be launched in South Korea, being world’s first smartphone to use a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset. Qualcomm said that LG’s terminal will subsequently become available on other markets.
The South Korean company also provided the first official picture of their new flagship device, Optimus G.
LG Optimus G will come pre-loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, while the details about the international availability and price are yet unknown.