LG Shows Off LTE Smartphone with Qualcomm Processor
LG Electronics has shown off its anticipated new LTE smartphone, the Optimus G. It is also the company’s first LTE device featuring Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro Quad-Core processor.
LG also joined hands with vertically-integrated sister companies LG Chem, LG Display and LG Innotek for the battery, viewing and user experience.
The Snapdragon S4 Pro runs at 1.5GHz and features Asynchronous Symmetric Multiprocessing (aSMP), which enables each core to power up and down independently, for maximum performance with better battery life. The Adreno 320 is over three times faster than the Adreno 225 found in previous Snapdragon processors.
With help from LG Display, the Optimus G sports a 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS+ Display with 320ppi high pixel density (1280×768 pixels) and Stripe RGB IPS Panel with 15:9 aspect ratio.
Moreover, the Optimus G will be the first smartphone to be equipped with LG Innotek and LG Display’s newly developed G2 Touch Hybrid Display for touchscreen panels (TSP). The G2 Touch Hybrid Display is thinner than current TSPs and offers the slimmest panel display with no diffused reflection, even outdoors.
The thickness of the screen panel has also been reduced and the screen itself is much stronger to withstand damage from impact.
Lastly, LG Chem developed a high-density 2,100mAh battery that provides more power capacity and prolonged charging cycles. The new battery technology extended the battery lifespan to 800 cycles at 80 percent charging capabilities, much greater than the lifespan of 500 cycles in regular phone batteries.
Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company said “We are confident that users will have a superior experience with everything that we’re offering in the Optimus G,” he further added “Optimus G isn’t just another high-performance phone with the latest bells and whistles. It’s a collaboration of some of the best component makers on the planet coming together for a singular cause, to develop a smartphone that stands out in a sea of me-too devices.”
NTT DoCoMo will be the first to unveil a Japanese edition of the Optimus G. The global version of the device will be launched in Korea in September, followed by other markets worldwide.