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 inches
    1280 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.4.2

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38 Comments

39. thelegend6657 unregistered

No on screen buttons :(

30. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 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

24. jamvts

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 27, 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

23. jibraihimi

Posts: 816; Member since: Nov 29, 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............

20. A.aoudi

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

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

19. imkyle

Posts: 1117; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Galaxy Nexus with Jellybean is fast enough for me :)

26. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

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.

34. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

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

13. swagat73

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

sony xperia t and tx are better

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!

10. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Looks just like the optimus 2x from front

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

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..

5. KParks23

Posts: 750; 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.

3. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

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

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.

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.

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