LG first to flaunt quad-core Qualcomm smartie
Optimus G adopts Snapdragon
LG today officially unveiled the Optimus G, the first 4G smartphone to utilise a Qualcomm quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor.
While LG only recently hit Blighty with its first quad-core Droid dialler – the Optimus 4X HD – its replacement here ditches the Nvidia Tegra 3 processor in favour of Qualcomm's alternative.
The Snapdragon S4 Pro platform was announced back earlier this year as part of a portfolio refresh. The chipset features the latest Adreno 320 GPU, delivering an enhanced gaming experience with faster frame rates and HD support. Unlike the Tegra, it utilises, Asynchronous Symmetric Multiprocessing enabling each core to power itself independently for better battery management.
Indeed, Qualcomm has high hopes that the S4 Pro will power a host of tablets with its eye on Microsoft's forthcoming platform, although LG seems keen to raise the game in smartphones. The Optimus G boasts a 4.7in HD IPS+ display, 32GB of internal storage, plus 13Mp rear-facing and 1.3Mp front-facing snappers. Its 1.5GHz quad-core brain is backed up with 2GB of Ram.
The handset touches down with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich too, although with a Jelly Bean update expected soon. Other specs include an MHL port, DLNA and NFC capabilities, and a 2100mAh battery said to extend lifespan around 60 per cent further than traditional juice packs.
The LG Optimus G will launch in Japan in the coming weeks, before a global version is revealed in Korea next month.
Pricing and UK availability has yet to be confirmed. Still, despite Everything Everywhere's recent 4G acquisition, the British market is still some way off LTE tech, but at least it's coming, so manufacturers needn't leave us out, even if it will be a year before we can use 4G. ®
4-sided, Rounded corners...
Apple will immediately go to court and have it banned!
see LG Prada
infact I can't believe Apple won the court case, here's another fine examlpe of rounded corners, icons in a row etc.
LG should sue Apple!
Prada: Sales start in May 2007
iPhone: Sales start June 29, 2007
Don't expect to get JB
Frankly, it's amazing that it even has ICS.... It will never get an official JB update... LG provides no ongoing support...
I have an Optimus 2x, which is more than capable of running ICS quite well.. And after 3 delays of the promised delivery date of the ICS update they have finally come out and said that the 2X will not get ICS after all... There are still a number of bugs in the firmware that have been in since the beginning with no patches, including random re-boots.
Never buying LG again...
You realise if they waited for the development cycle (develop, test, release) for each OS version to be complete, they'd never actually release the phone? Since they're probably in the testing phase for JB now (assuming they are doing an OTA) by the time they get close to release, the next version will have been announced and they'll have to wait all over again.
Only Google and people working in partnership with Google for a recent OS release can do this. Hence the Nexus phones shipping with it, then the source being released. Even when the Nexus phones are released, you can be damned sure that Google are already working on the next version of Android.
Wow, I misread the title as blah blah blah "Quantum Core" instead of blah blah "flaunt quad-core Qualcomm".