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LG Optimus Blaze to be Verizon's model of the LG Optimus G?

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LG Optimus Blaze to be Verizon's model of the LG Optimus G?
UPDATE 9/11/12
We've received word from another Verizon insider that they have also been told about this LG Optimus Blaze, and that it would come with 2GB of RAM, along with the specs that were leaked below....

The upcoming LG Optimus G  is expected to be one of the first smartphones to use Qualcomm's new Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. One of the main advantages of the Snapdragon S4 Pro (besides it being quad-core) is that it comes with the updated Adreno 320 GPU for even better graphics and uses 28nm die for lower power consumption.

We've now received word from an insider at Verizon stating at a recent manager's meeting, it was mentioned that there would be an LG Optimus Blaze, based on the LG Optimus G. We're told the LG Optimus Blaze would use the Snapdragon S4 Pro with a clock speed of 1.7 GHz, though it is not mentioned if it would be the quad-core or dual-core version. The high-end smartphone will also feature a 4.7" Super IPS+ display with a resolution of 768x1280 pixels, and a sport a 13MP autofocus camera on the rear.

It is also expect that the LG Optimus Blaze would be the first device certified to run on the (unannounced) Verizon 4G LTE+ network (also known as LTE Advanced). The benefit of LTE+ is added security, faster data transmissions, as well as higher quality voice with VoLTE. Supposedly, Verizon will be "upgrading" its current LTE network to LTE+ starting next year - though no time frame is given on how long this may take.

Lastly, the person says that the LG Optimus Blaze is expected to have a pre-order date near the end of October with a release on November 16th, just inn time for the holiday season. Pricing was said to be $299 with a 2-year contract for the black or white model, but there will also be a "special edition" version with brushed metal.

At this point, we can only hope this will happen, as there is also the HTC 6435LVW 1080p phablet device (still unannounced), not to mention the Motorola DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD - both of which are coming out this Fall.


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posted on 07 Sep 2012, 18:17 3

1. MalakiMills (Posts: 255; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)


Oh glob, this or that HTC monster. (I understand both are only rumored, but if either come to fruition I'll be one happy man)

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 20:01 4

8. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1433; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Noooooooo!!! Bring it too at&t

posted on 08 Sep 2012, 10:35 1

15. mc1191 (Posts: 28; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


I actually agree. Verizon has better LTE hands down but HSPA+ support would be very nice for the folks without LTE towers near by. Anyway, the news is that the G is also coming to at&t and Sprint.

posted on 08 Sep 2012, 12:49 2

18. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


oh glob? wtf!
First anime and now this, I really hope people don't start shouting lines from Finn and Jake all over the internet, my heart can't take it.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 19:12 1

22. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


go in this an never close this tab/browser until it's done.

I dare you, I double dare you m*therf**ker. :)))

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV4RKwFlG4Y

Anyways, HTC's rumored device might be a monster, 1080p resolution for a 5 inch display device, suweeeeet! If HTC's would come with same processor with that of this G, I suggest you better get that. ;)

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 04:35

33. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Adventure Time is just too mathematical for you.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 03:55

35. Phullofphil (Posts: 798; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


i dont usually like lg phones and have never got one but this is a monster of a tablet let alon of a phone size. I would go on to say that 1.7 gh is almost to much for batter consumtion and i wold be happier if it would be under clocked a little. Heck who am i kidden i will end up over clocking the damn thing as high as it will go any way. but that said i hope it comes in phablet size 5.5 screen size with no bezel to make it a normal size phone

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 18:21

2. khmer (Posts: 88; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


Samsung Galaxy Blaze was patent by Samsung no more Blaze on other phone. Samsung will sue LG on Optimus Blaze. Now Samsung is addicted on patent wars like Apple.

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 18:48 3

5. tgtftw (Posts: 31; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


It can be called the blaze because Optimus is linked to the Blaze name. Just like Galaxy is linked to Samsung's Blaze smartphone.

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 18:53 6

6. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5483; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


you copyright a name, not patent it and i doubt Samsung will make a ruckus about something like that.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 23:49 1

31. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


well if this was apple then it would defintkly sue, but samsung doesn't do these pointless stupid things.

plus. samsung doesn't have its legions of iStormtroopers to back up it's stupid rediculous plots

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 18:25 8

3. ajac09 (Posts: 1212; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


man Verizon getting some heavy hitters (though the 5 inch from lg is ugly as sin)

posted on 08 Sep 2012, 12:00 1

17. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5286; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


VZW is definitely getting ready for the holiday shopping season! Decisions, decisions, decisions.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 22:50

30. PAPINYC (Posts: 2044; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Every phone the add in Q4 will level the competition; except, of course, that "New" 4 inch phone that doubles as a music player.

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 18:34 2

4. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3659; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Looks like LG is trying to redeem themselves in the mobile industry. Does anyone know if this is uni-body or not? I looked at the pictures, and I haven't seen any notches for the back plate to be removed, but any clarification from anyone?

posted on 08 Sep 2012, 10:32 1

13. mc1191 (Posts: 28; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


It has a non-removable battery design though i'm not sure it has a unibody structure. The one I saw had a metal frame that was holding the front and back together.

posted on 09 Sep 2012, 01:07 1

19. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


i think it is a unibody.. rmb reading it some where

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 19:39 1

7. shamatuu (Posts: 57; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


Now all its missing is the Samsung Note 2. Couple of options to choose from all OEMS. I'm actually glad that i waited since my contract ends in November.

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 20:11 5

9. JC557 (Posts: 702; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


The brushed metal option sounds interesting. I can't a wait to see in person.

posted on 08 Sep 2012, 10:34 3

14. mc1191 (Posts: 28; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


I hope the brushed metal design is clear of any signal interference.

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 20:40 6

10. Gcombs (Posts: 131; Member since: 22 Aug 2011)


Did anybody else catch the LTE Advanced ready? Verizon is going to start upgrading the LTE network next year.

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 23:08 5

11. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I am more interested in LTE advance. I guess LG will try to make this monster work. I would assume Verizon is gonna announce their plans about LTE advance at CTIA, or MWC

posted on 08 Sep 2012, 03:27

12. spinz (Posts: 24; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


This phone has alot better specs than the upcoming LG Spectrum 2. I can't wait for a hands-on review.

posted on 08 Sep 2012, 11:15 2

16. fanboy1974 (Posts: 998; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


LTE Advance? First time ever hearing this.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 18:55

21. Fallin (Posts: 58; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)


Here check this out. Here some info on LTE Advance.http://www.qualcomm.com/solutions/wireless-networks/technologies/lte-advanced

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LTE_Advanced

http://gigaom.com/broadband/lte-advanced/

I hope this helps some.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 18:45

20. Jphones (Posts: 230; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


$300 are you serious? lost there minds

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 19:23

24. shamatuu (Posts: 57; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


I'm guessing it's because of the LTE Advanced radio.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 20:30 3

26. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3659; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Usually all of Verizon's top line models are $300 on release. The Razrs were, the Galaxy Nexus was, the Rezound was, etc.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 19:21 1

23. shamatuu (Posts: 57; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


Holy crap This might be next true if the dates are correct. I really hope it true. If not than i guess note 2 or the HTC phone will do also but i prefer this. 1) LG phone 2) Note 2
3) HTC phone.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 19:31

25. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5483; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i may just have to take a serious look at this. LG may get me back after all these years. o:

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 20:33 2

27. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3659; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Seems like a nice chance at redemption there, LG. Gonna take a look at this, the next Nexus, the Razr HD, the new iPhone, and the Lumia 920 before making a decision on who gets my money this year... It's going to be a tough choice.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 21:21

28. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


man. this would be the perfect nexus device(samsung are you listening?)

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 21:40

29. fanboy1974 (Posts: 998; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


I wish I could time warp to December 1st. Verizon is going to have at least 3 phones on my Christmas list.

Galaxy Note 2
HTC 1080p
LG Optimus Blaze

But I'm not really a LG fan but lets see what happens.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 00:45

32. jove39 (Posts: 1206; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I love (and hate) how fast new tech is adopted in Android devices :) Every other day we have something to chew on!!

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 04:36

34. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Woah.
This phone will be a monster. If these specs are true, this is mine.

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