Earlier, Chinese Xiaomi announced the Mi-Two with the same S4 Pro chip inside for a mind-boggling price of only $310, but that phone is expected to be sold only in China.
To give you a better idea of how much faster the quad-core S4 Pro is than the current crop of chips, lets just mention that out of the box, Qualcomm’s mobile development platform for it scored around 7,700 on Quadrant, more than twice better than the Tegra 3-based Nexus 7. Here is Qualcomm’s official announcement:
Qualcomm will supply the latest Snapdragon™ S4 Pro platform to LG, enabling LG’s new quad-core smartphone, which is currently in production with anticipated commercial availability in Korea in September and global rollout to follow. This smartphone will be the newest commercial and global device to offer a quad core CPU Snapdragon S4 processor along with 3G/LTE multi-mode capabilities, delivering a superior mobile experience for voice, web browsing, games, user interfaces and other graphics applications.
It has also been confirmed that along with the Qualcomm APQ8064 quad-core processor, the phone will come with Qualcomm’s multi-mode LTE-enabled MDM9615 baseband.
Could this upcoming LG smartphone be the LG Optimus G we heard about recently? Now, that would truly be a monster phone, if rumors come true. So far, we’ve heard that it’d come with Android on board, a 4.7-inch TrueHD screen, 2GB of RAM and a mind-boggling 13-megapixel camera. We've also seen the mysterious LG E970 running on the S4 Pro with Adreno 320 graphics and it was the first device to beat the iPad in terms of graphical performance. If all those happen to be one device, it could easily become one of the hottest phones this fall - stay tuned.
source: Qualcomm via AnandTech