LG and Qualcomm are all set to unveil the new Optimus G smartphone next week. LG has started sending out invites for the launch event scheduled in New York, USA, on September 19. LG has teamed up with Qualcomm to add the latest Snapdragon S4 Pro mobile processor in the Optimus G smartphone. This is a major announcement for Qualcomm as well since the first quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro based device with built-in LTE capabilities will finally debut in the mass market.
This smartphone will feature LG’s latest G2 Touch Hybrid Display panels which are thinner and will offer sharper as well as crisper visibility even outdoors.
The LG Optimus G will have a massive 4.7-inch True HD IPS+ panel touchscreen display and will support 720p HD resolution natively. By default, this smartphone will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, layered with Optimus 3.0 user interface. Under the chassis, the Optimus G will house a Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 mobile processor. This mobile processor has four cores codenamed Krait and latest Adreno 320 graphics chip. This chipset also comes with built-in LTE network support capabilities. The Snapdragon S4 Pro has been clocked 1.5 GHz speeds.
The Optimus G is also expected to feature 13 megapixel image sensor for high quality still images and full 1080p HD video recording. The new camera app will let users click images more quickly and explore more features such as Time Catch Shot for the burst mode. To make these activities smoother, LG has packed 2 GB RAM that will also power the multimedia activities on the phone.
The LG Optimus G will have the Quick Memo feature that will let users add notes and create memos from anywhere on the interface. LG will introduce a new feature called Dual Play that will let users watch movie in split screen and open any other app such as a document next to it.
The Optimus G will feature 32 GB on-board storage, 1.3 megapixel front facing camera, Bluetooth 4.0, USB on the go, Mobile High-Definition Link, A-GPS, WiFi, DLNA support, and even Near Field Communication chip.
With power packed features, we expect LG Optimus G to be priced relatively high, at least initially.