LG Optimus G prototype images surface

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.



source: AndroidMX via TheVerge

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Optimus G
  • Display 4.7" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(15h talk time)

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38 Comments

1. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 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%.

4. Yummy

Posts: 117; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

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

9. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 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.

11. Corpsemaker

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 10, 2010

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

27. Jasonhunterx

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

Stop with that Broke talk

14. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

18. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 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

21. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

15. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 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

17. lilg29

Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 14, 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.

31. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

2. Yummy

Posts: 117; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

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

37. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

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

3. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

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

5. KParks23

Posts: 725; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

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

28. Jasonhunterx

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

its simplistic nothing special or bad

38. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

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

6. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 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..

7. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Now that thing is really "Futureproof" .

8. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

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

10. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Looks just like the optimus 2x from front

12. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

This is soooo beast!!

22. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

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

13. swagat73

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

sony xperia t and tx are better

16. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

25. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

32. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

but replaced it with a worser back -.-

33. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

35. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

the PRADA was not a bad looking handset imo

36. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

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