LG Optimus G specs leak revealing the manufacturer's most beastly smartphone yet

LG Optimus G specs leak revealing the manufacturer's most beastly smartphone yet
Back when the Apple iPhone was something new, LG was known for its featurephones. Models such as the LG "V", the LG Voyager and the LG Vu were commonly seen in the palms of mobile phone users in the States and overseas LG had a wide variety of similar models like the LG Viewty, LG ARENA and even the LG PRADA. It wasn't until the LG INCITE came to the U.S. that the Korean manufacturer had shipped a smartphone to the States.

Times have changed and LG has been focusing on the smartphone side of the market. If some leaked specs found in AsiaToday are legitimate, the company is working on its most powerful smartphone to date, a model that will allow LG to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S III. The device is allegedly called the LG Optimus G and for starters, it is expected to offer a 4.7 inch TrueHD (no Pentile display here) IPS screen with a quad-core processor of unknown make under the hood. 2GB of RAM will be on board this beast along with a 13MP camera. The unit will support Voice over LTE technology and the latest Optimus UI will run on top of Android 4.0.

This is similar to how LG competed against the Samsung GALAXY Note phablet. After the device had been out for a while, LG introduced its own phablet, the LG Optimus Vu which has already been released in Korea and Japan and will get a more global launch next month. As for the rumored LG Optimus G, it would be great if we could remove this from the speculation pile and see this beast on display at the upcoming IFA in Berlin at the end of this month.

We do have to add that this sounds suspiciously similar to the LG Eclipse, expected to be heading to Sprint and AT&T this October.

If the LG Optimus G does get released, will it give the Samsung Galaxy S III a run for the money?

source: AsiaToday (translated) via Phandroid



1. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Isn't this the lg eclipse coming for sprint.?

2. ghostnexus

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

looks like it

3. Jphones

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

depends on what it looks like. it could have the best specs in the world but if the phone is ugly regular consumers wont buy it. hopefully it does look good though always good to have high end phone competition

4. rockstarlive

Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

3.0 GHz. 64 of on board memory, made of see through glass. Has 4000 battery. Comes witha pen of its own

5. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

So the difference between this and the Optimus 4XHD is the 2 gigs of RAM and the camera(Which we all know is not gonna be that good)? Meh...I think it's too early; the 4XHD is already one hell of a beast

6. Jay_F

Posts: 236; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Why can't it be built on top of Jellybean =/

7. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

I expect that this new phone not be only for North American market but also for Europe. Already enough of North American exclusivities.

8. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Was gonna upgrade next month, but good things come to those who wait :)

9. androidornothing

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Get over yourself LG u cant make phones anymore. First off all LG's UI looks horrribly ugly and their phones suck. There is no way they can compete with the GALAXY S3. GS3 FTW!!!

11. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

oh come on, GS3 deserves some competition

10. PilotHead

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 26, 2009

" and the latest Optimus UI will run on top of Android 4.0"....and you lost me. Not to mention LG is probably one of the worst offenders in updating their UI or Android, and probably the worst in terms of battery life.

14. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1271; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Ya, reminds LG Thrill (AT&T's Optimus 3D)...

15. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Depends on the model: the LG optimus 4X HD offers a pretty decent battery life, somewhere in the middle of the HTC one X and the Samsung Galaxy S3. So they are improving. I agree on the late updates both for UI and Android versions though

12. mrllano

Posts: 91; Member since: Aug 20, 2012


13. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

If it comes to the US with a quad-core processor than it easily beats the GSIII.

17. grams17

Posts: 22; Member since: May 10, 2011

Can we get this on metro pcs? Waiting for upgrade from this esteem.

18. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I hope the processor is a quad core Krait.

19. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

i hope so too!

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