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Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 to power LG "G" series phones, the OEM's successor to the Optimus line

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 to power LG
LG and Qualcomm teamed up to announce on Wednesday that Korean based LG will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 on its LG "G" series phone. The "G" series replaces the Optimus line as the OEM's high-end models. The chip will allow LG's smartphones to offer tremendous performance, stunning graphics and outstanding battery life. 

The Qualcomm Snapdragon offers 75 percent better performance than the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and the Adreno 330 GPU offers twice the performance as the Adreno 320 does. Video capture and playback is available in Ultra HD, which has four times the density as 1080p resolution. It also supports higher display resolutions up to 2560 x 2048 and includes HD multichannel audio with DTS-HD and Dolby Digital Plus.

"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. The result of this collaboration will in many ways be the industry’s best smartphone by which all other devices will be measured."-Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO, LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.

"We are pleased with continued collaboration with LG. 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."-Murthy Renduchintala, executive vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., co-president, Qualcomm mobile and computing

As we told you the other day, at the time LG was considering removing the Optimus name from its high-end models and planned on using the title for its low to mid-range handsets. Based on the press release, it appears that the top-shelf models from the manufacturer will now be known as the "G" series. This makes sense considering that its last two Android flagship models were the LG Optimus G and the LG Optimus G Pro. An LG Optimus G2 is also expected to come to market later this year, but could have a different title by the time it is released.

source: LG

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posted on 19 Jun 2013, 22:14 1

1. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 348; Member since: 07 May 2012)


NICE!!!

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 03:43 1

14. MCrapp (Posts: 312; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)


LG "G" Point "G" is probably associated with a woman's intimate area!

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 22:23

2. Samsomesh (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


Great..!!

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 22:27 6

3. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


So, if Samsung owns the Galaxies,
the LG " G "owns the Globe/global,
and Sony xperia ZU = Universe,
and nokia Lullaby,
and the hTc T6 = total recall. .. nice!!!;-)

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 22:28 1

4. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


What a crazy world! !!

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 01:01 1

9. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


oh man you've been drinking too much.. But i gave you a thumbs up.. cheers

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 22:30

5. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Not suprised android world moves very fast. And so it goes with all OEM's of Open Handset Alliance.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 22:36

6. istitch (Posts: 170; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


Galatica ? ahah i see what you did there

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 23:30

7. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


So it'll be called the LG G2? Hmm, it sounds funny to say it out loud. But I do like the compactness of the name.

I imagine somewhere down the line we might see a 'Samsung Galaxy Stellar Win Active Zoom 3"

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 00:54 1

8. roscuthiii (Posts: 1863; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


The name "Optimus" should never be relegated to low/mid-range fields.

Optimus had the touch, he had the powerrrrrrr!

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 01:43 1

12. Max_Boost (Posts: 60; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Optimus Prime? LOL :D

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 01:07 4

10. Jason2k13 (Posts: 657; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


Lg go update your phones, the 2012 flagship optimus g is pretty much dead.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 01:31 3

11. Suo.Eno (Posts: 200; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


Agreed. All the raw spec firepower are rendered useless w/ locked boatloaders, lacking dev support and slower than slow official updates.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 03:16 1

13. _Bone_ (Posts: 2137; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


LG G, LG G2 sounds pretty stupid.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 09:48

15. roldefol (Posts: 3107; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


They could resurrect the Goldstar name. I have fond memories of my Goldstar...CD-R Drive.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 09:58

16. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


"Optimus G" is good, get rid the "LG" in front of it.

LG= LIFE IS GOOD. .. IF YOU KNOW HOW TO UPDATE YOUR PREVIOUS PHONES NOT ONLY THE NEXUS 4. You just know how to make new one, but forgot to upgrade/support the old one, that waiting somewhere in the dark.
By the way, How's your new "Optimus G Pro", I barely read a news about it. .. it is going to the dark side too!???

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 10:05

17. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


I thought Optimus G Pro is the killer competitor to gnote 2, what happened now ? " your product is good but... we need update ".

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 10:10

18. roldefol (Posts: 3107; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I've owned more LG phones than any other brand. They had great built quality and electronics. Haven't seriously considered an LG smartphone because Verizon insists on using proprietary branding like Spectrum and Lucid. I'd look at a G if it were left untouched by the carrier.

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