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

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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Optimus Blaze
  • Display 4.7" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB

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35 Comments

1. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 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)

8. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Noooooooo!!! Bring it too at&t

15. mc1191

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 08, 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.

18. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

22. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 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. ;)

33. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Adventure Time is just too mathematical for you.

35. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 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

2. khmer

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 21, 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.

5. tgtftw

Posts: 31; Member since: Aug 23, 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.

6. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

31. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 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

3. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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

17. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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

30. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

4. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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?

13. mc1191

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 08, 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.

19. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

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

7. shamatuu

Posts: 159; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

9. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

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

14. mc1191

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

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

10. Gcombs

Posts: 136; Member since: Aug 22, 2011

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

11. rockstarlive

Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 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

12. spinz

Posts: 27; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

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

16. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

LTE Advance? First time ever hearing this.

21. Fallin

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

20. Jphones

Posts: 256; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

$300 are you serious? lost there minds

24. shamatuu

Posts: 159; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

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

26. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

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

23. shamatuu

Posts: 159; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

25. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

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