LG Confirms Snapdragon 800 Coming to G2; Also Dropping Optimus Name to use G Series


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LG just confirmed a couple of rumors which have been floating around lately. First, they confirmed they will be dropping the Optimus name in their flagship phones and will simply adopt the G Series moniker going forward. This means the next generation after the LG Optimus G, will be the LG G2 instead of the Optimus G2. The second thing they confirmed is that their next flagship device, which just happens to be the LG G2 will indeed be coming with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 processor powering it. The phone could be officially announced in July, but more than likely it will wait until August/September. Here's a recap of what we know about the device so far,
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU (now confirmed)
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 5” 1080p Full HD display
  • 13 megapixel camera
There are a couple of other rumors about the device now. One is that it will come with an unspecified new feature which LG claims is “something different and something unique.“ The other is that the device will be so thin the control buttons will need to be placed on the back instead of the sides. Here's a press release detailing their collaboration with Qualcomm,

SAN DIEGO, June 19, 2013 — Expanding on a collaboration with a proven track record of success, LG Electronics, Inc. (LG), Qualcomm Incorporated, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., today announced that the successor to the award-winning LG Optimus will utilize Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 processor, the industry’s most advanced mobile chipset. Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

LG’s G series device powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors will redefine the smartphone experience through stunning performance, rich graphics and outstanding battery efficiency. Capable of carrier aggregation, the Snapdragon 800 processor is designed to allow LTE to be even faster by maximizing spectrum bandwidth to increase data speeds and reduce latency.

“With a powerful combination of LG’s core smartphone technologies and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, we are taking a significant step forward in the mobile experience,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The result of this collaboration will in many ways be the industry’s best smartphone by which all other devices will be measured.”

“We are pleased with continued collaboration with LG,” said Murthy Renduchintala, executive vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and co-president, Qualcomm mobile and computing. “Fully tailored and tightly integrated with the entire next G series platform, the new, best-in-class Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor will help deliver blazing fast web browsing, eye-popping graphics, seamless connectivity as well as an unmatched multimedia experience.”

Delivering up to 75 percent better performance than the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, the Snapdragon 800 processor will feature many of the industry’s leading technologies for the ultimate mobile experience, including:

Higher speeds with Krait 400 CPUs in quad configuration to deliver greater processing and communication performance;

Enhanced aSMP (asynchronous Symmetric Multiprocessing) architecture for dynamic power sensing and control for peak performance per core and improved battery life without the use of specialized cores;

Fully integrated connectivity with a wide variety of communication options including 4G LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation;

New Adreno™ 330 GPU delivering more than two times better performance for compute applications over the current Adreno 320 GPU;

Video capture, playback and display in Ultra HD format, four times higher density than 1080p HD;

HD multichannel audio with DTS-HD and Dolby Digital Plus, supporting higher display resolutions up to 2560 x 2048 pixels and Miracast 1080p HD, and;

Qualcomm IZat Location technology, featuring GNSS for more accurate navigation and location services.

Source: http://www.unwiredview.com/2013/06/...brand-with-g-series-for-high-end-smartphones/