LG Optimus LTE P936 Gets Previewed Before Official Announcement
It looks like LG is set upon expanding its Optimus family as much as possible in as little time as possible. The latest addition to this lineup is the Optimus LTE P936, which is yet to be officially announced. Thanks to the guys at GSM Dome we manage to get a glimpse of the specs and actual device itself as they managed to make a review of this new and exciting device.
The LG Optimus LTE P936 looks very similar to the Korea bound LG Optimus LTE SU640 both in terms of design and in terms of specs. While we generally do not agree with reusing the same design and specs for different models destined for a couple of markets each, as was the case with the original Samsung Galaxy S, this particular LG does look interesting thanks to its LTE capabilities. If we are to guess where this device will be headed, we would point at the US carrier AT&T mostly because the LG Optimus LTE P936 is very similar in the numbering area as the LG Nitro HD P930. Maybe it is meant to be the successor of the Nitro HD, but we must consider that Verizon also has an LTE device from LG in the form of the LG Spectrum so it might be that the LG Optimus LTE P936 is meant to be the first LG made LTE smart phone for Sprint. While Sprint doesn’t have an LTE network, it is working on one and it should be ready in a couple of months, just in time for the P936.
Another possibility is that the LG Optimus LTE P936 is an international version of the Optimus LTE aimed at the European market. LG is yet to release an LTE device on this market so it might just be common sense to enter a new LTE area with a high end device.
As far as the specs of the device are concerned, the LG Optimus LTE P936 comes with a nice and big 720p AH-IPS LCD at the front, which should be on par with the best in the business and a Snapdragon chipset with a dual core CPU running at 1.5 GHz. It will be interesting to see if LG will opt for the new Krait architecture for the P936, but most likely it will stick with an older model which has already proven its worth in LTE networks. This device will most likely come with 1 GB of ram and it will also have an 8 MP camera on the back capable of 1080p video recording.
There is also no certainty about the Android OS version that will be found on the LG Optimus LTE P936 at launch. The version that was previewed was running on a skinned version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but the final model might well run on Android 4.0 ICS.
Before you go be sure to check the video below as it features the LG Optimus LTE P936 at its best in the popular Android benchmark Quadrant.