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LG Optimus G prototype images surface

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LG Optimus G prototype images surface
A few days ago we got a hold of some leaked specs for the upcoming beast, rumored to be the LG Optimus G. As we told you, this handset is purported to be LG’s most powerful smartphone yet that should allow it to compete with the likes of other industry powerhouses such as the Samsung Galaxy S III.

The model is being referred to as the LG Optimus E973 G and is said to boast a 4.7-inch IPS HD display with a 1280 x 720 resolution (although the screen shot shows 1280 x 768), 2GB of RAM, a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, Adreno 320 GPU, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, and currently runs on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, but may see Jelly Bean 4.1.1 before its final release.

AndroidMX has obtained the following photos of the prototype and is reporting that the handset will be officially announced at IFA next week. The resolution on these photos is quite generous, so be sure to click on them to get a really up close look.

LG Optimus G prototype images surface
LG Optimus G prototype images surface
LG Optimus G prototype images surface
LG Optimus G prototype images surface
LG Optimus G prototype images surface


source: AndroidMX via TheVerge

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posted on 25 Aug 2012, 11:35 2

1. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


I just don't get it. Why the hell would you want a quad core krait chip in your phone? Tegra 3 can dual boot Android and Windows.

In my opinion Dual Core Krait is more than enough. Google Nexus S runs INCREDIBLY fast with a single Cortex A9 chip and 512 MB of RAM. If LG included the normal dual core krait chip in this phone, I bet the price would be lowered atleast 15%.

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 11:37 15

4. Yummy (Posts: 117; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Well I see it this way, it is better to have it then not to have it.

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 11:59 1

9. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


Eh, I would rather not pay an extra 15% or so just because I want something that I don't need. Same thing goes for my TVs and Laptops.

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 12:06 12

11. Corpsemaker (Posts: 63; Member since: 10 Jul 2010)


Well, the more choices the better....The people who want to pay the premium can.

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 14:34 1

27. Jasonhunterx (Posts: 110; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


Stop with that Broke talk

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 17:31

29. Heatfan316 (Posts: 433; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Lg already has a phone with a Tegra 3 in it so what the hell are you talking about, plus s4 significantly more powerful then the Tegra 3 bro and I'm sure the s4 pro will dual boot too especially since it's a Qualcomm processor.

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 12:37

14. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


It's to help with future updates. Yes, the dual Krait can run just about anything, but it might not be as smooth when the next version of Android comes out. And the Nexus S did run incredibly fast; past tense. When the ICS update rolled out, it was very laggy.

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 13:24

18. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


1.LG didn't update their Optimus 2X to ICS, you expect them to update this?

2.I am talking about Nexus S on Jelly Bean

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 13:44

21. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I thought it is going to get the update, just in certain countries? And even so, I would certainly hope they would update this. The Optimus 2X wasn't exactly the best Android phone. Yes, it was the first dual-core, but it had a lot of bugs because well, LG is LG.

Also, the Optimus 2X released with Froyo, so the fact that it was updated twice (in some countries) is pretty nice, considering that a most devices only get 1 year of support unless it's a Nexus.

I've actually never seen the Nexus S run Jelly Bean, but I can guess from Project Butter it made it a lot better than the ICS update it got.

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 12:38

15. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


To use your phone as a game console and a desktop computer replacement?
It's just a matter of hooking it up to HDTV and accessories (wirelessly), and side-loading Ubuntu

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 12:43

17. lilg29 (Posts: 89; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


People on here tend to complain about how LG is lagging behind, Im happy LG is trying to get up with the big boys because for me they tend to be really reliable until their phones get outdated by other better ones. maybe with this phone, after a few updates and maybe some rooting and adjusting this could be a really great phone.

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 20:46

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


It's called future-proofing my friend. You don't want to change your phone every now and then, do you? Why have a dual core if a quad core is existing? It makes your devices future-proof for the future iteration of Android OS which will most probably, need a higher specification for it to run smoothly.

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 11:35 2

2. Yummy (Posts: 117; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


I like it. Does it make calls? Good 5 out of 5 LOL

posted on 26 Aug 2012, 12:47 1

37. sid07desai (Posts: 262; Member since: 03 May 2012)


yeah but Apple will sue LG. This one's rectangular.

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 11:36 2

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


what's up with e back?! that ain't hot!

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 11:49 4

5. KParks23 (Posts: 452; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


That thing is UGLY!! I hope the phone looks nothing like the prototype

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 14:35 1

28. Jasonhunterx (Posts: 110; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


its simplistic nothing special or bad

posted on 26 Aug 2012, 21:46 1

38. nicholassss (Posts: 351; Member since: 10 May 2012)


it looks good from the front, but the back... eeek.

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 11:50

6. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 433; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


the looks of the camera is making my mind say "Is that a 13MP camera?"
because the looks and size is like a 3MP sensor. For me..

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 11:52

7. aayupanday (Posts: 517; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Now that thing is really "Futureproof" .

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 11:54 1

8. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 433; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


specs are quite futureproof but design? disaster. i hope it will get better to the final product

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 12:00

10. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1352; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Looks just like the optimus 2x from front

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 12:19 7

12. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 411; Member since: 04 May 2012)


This is soooo beast!!

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 14:02 1

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


Son of a bitch!! Why is this not a Nexus? LG's s**tty skin ruins it!

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 12:21 4

13. swagat73 (Posts: 11; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)


sony xperia t and tx are better

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 12:41

16. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


This is a beast on paper, but... LG, why must you make such unappealing devices? I mean really, a lot of LG devices sound amazing on paper, but when it actually comes out, but when it comes to the actual release... Not so much.

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 14:21

25. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


at least they got rid of the tacky prada textures for this one.

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 21:03

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


but replaced it with a worser back -.-

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 22:22

33. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i don't think it's so bad. it's definitely LG which is no complement i'm afraid but i definitely didn't like that prada.

posted on 26 Aug 2012, 00:11

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


the PRADA was not a bad looking handset imo

posted on 26 Aug 2012, 00:34

36. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i just think their smartphones aren't the most attractive.

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 23:18

34. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


LG needs a new designer as well... What is up with them?

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 13:26 1

19. imkyle (Posts: 1006; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Galaxy Nexus with Jellybean is fast enough for me :)

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 14:22

26. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yeah, i just got my mom one. i'll probably flash MIUI 4.1 on it after she gets a feel for what it's like stock.

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 13:44 1

20. A.aoudi (Posts: 125; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


Pretty impressive looks like my 4x HD will not remain flagship for long.

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 14:05

23. jibraihimi (Posts: 695; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


After a long while I'm excited for smartphone from LG................. Hope this time they are able to give complete package, and not just the title of first phone with S4 pro chipset............

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 14:20

24. jamvts (Posts: 14; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)


oh LG wait wait............are you infringe apple patents

edge to edge glas etc etc

think think -- you may find something (in general terms we call it rediculous but u can call these patents)

but dont worry unless u will be big enough.... apple don't have problems

hahahhah

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 19:51

30. osanilevich (Posts: 245; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)


LG better release a new UI with the phone, I hate their current one. But aside from that, this is one of the first LG phones I ever considered purchasing

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 00:49

39. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


No on screen buttons :(

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