LG Optimus G to feature battery with longer life cycle and brighter True HD display

LG Optimus G to feature battery with longer life cycle and brighter True HD display
On Saturday, we passed along to you some photographs of what was alleged to be a prototype of the LG Optimus G. This is the device that LG is counting on to compete with top shelf models like the Samsung Galaxy S III. While LG didn't mention the device by name, it has confirmed that its new flagship model will have the new quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 processor that marries the speed of a quad-core processor with LTE connectivity.

LG has also added some of its own home-cooking to the phone, including a battery that uses new technology from LG Chem to offer a lifetime of 800 charges instead of the usual 500, without any changes in size or weight from traditional smartphone cells. But wait, there's more. LG Display, which produces, hold on, it will comes to us...ah, displays, has a new True HD IPS+ screen. The Korean tech giant says that this display is clearer than AMOLED screens and uses less power. The True HD IPS+ panel has a pixel density of 320ppi and resolution of 768 x 1280. There is no Pentile display here as the display uses the Stripe RGB matrix. The screen presents 470 nits of brightness while using 70% less power when it displays a white background and doesn't have the screen burn-in problem that occassionally happens with an AMOLED display.

LG Innotek together with LG Display has developed the G2 Touch Hybrid Display. This is the result of increasing R&D spending on touchscreen technology, and gets rid of the gap between the glass and LCD panel seen in today's touchscreen devices. The result is a 30% thinner touchscreen with an image that appears to touch your finger without a glass barrier.

With all of this vertical integration in the new LG flagship smartphone, it seems that LG has developed a model that not only will compete with other flagship units, but could surpass them in many ways.

source: LG

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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



36. anGel_pLayer

Posts: 54; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

500 charges... So after complete 500 charge cycles the battery dies?.. Sorry noob question here...

37. g2a5b0e unregistered

It doesn't die, but you would defintely start to see some serious degradation at that point. Could anyone with more technical knowledge on the subject lend a hand?

31. maryaaadil

Posts: 146; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

Well LG has done a heck of a job with hardware but samsung and HTC have great software(touchwiz n sense) in the their phones so still due to this still LG will have tough time, until and unless they do wonder with their software.

28. redmd

Posts: 1965; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

This will be my next phone if galaxy note 2 is unimpressive.

27. sfukr

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 30, 2010

Would like to see this on Verizon. Wonder why only on Sprint?

30. g2a5b0e unregistered

What makes you think this phone will only be on Sprint? This article makes no mention of carriers.

24. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

I gotta say, I'm impressed from LG they've only recently started but they're catching up very quickly, Bravo L.G. :)

19. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

I'm pretty excited about this phone. Just so long as it looks good too, I could be seriously interested.

17. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Good tried LG but I still love my Galaxy S3.

14. Jphones

Posts: 259; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

lets just hope its not all talk and the phone actually looks cool. maybe they should ask us phonearena posters for design input. i'm pretty sure we could come up with an amazing design

12. sadaivadai

Posts: 156; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I hope they will make some huge improvements in their UI or leave it to stock android .. They should improve the camera in the phone too ..

15. jove39

Posts: 2153; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Stock Android UI will win many hearts :)

11. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Agree, looking very forward to this phone. Just please LG do something about your updates and UI :(

32. mrbtree

Posts: 59; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i like the ui. i find it better than touchwiz

10. FrostyDanny

Posts: 90; Member since: Jul 15, 2012

Looking forward to this phone

9. FrostyDanny

Posts: 90; Member since: Jul 15, 2012

I'm not trying to Trol but this is what you call REAL innovation not the same phone for the last 3 years. Take note iphone

8. JerzeySniper

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

Yes this has caught my eye go LG always thought we need more top notch major plays in the android arena. And League of extrodinary gentlemen was awesome, lol good plug sid07desai lol

6. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

Wow, that's a lot of special features! Two thumbs up for you LG :)

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

sounds great. Glad to see LG finally trying to step in the ring with samsung on a tech level. They are the only other android manufacturer that ever actually could. The only thing that worries me is those thinner glass screens. Samsung went the same way with the SGS3, and even with gorrilla glass2 on it, it still shatters easier than the sgs2/sgs1. If they can make it thinner without making it weaker, I'm all for it. Otherwise, leave it thicker please. lol. If they come out and say its going to be a stock 4.1 device or that its going to be unlocked and XDA friendly, they will have my ear. No matter how awesome, if its going to be a locked/slow updated device, i'm not interested anymore.

13. jove39

Posts: 2153; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

"Glad to see LG finally trying to step in the ring with samsung on a tech level. They are the only other android manufacturer that ever actually could" Really? LG is only one? Never heard of HTC One X or One XL???

16. xoatomxo

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 26, 2011

no. never heard of them

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

can you tell me how much of the tech in ANY HTC was developed by HTC? I'll give you a hint. . none. That LCD2 screen on the OneX is made by samsung, and the chip is qualcomm or Nvidia depending on the version. HTC, much like apple, customizes the design and the software but gets parts from everyone else. LG and Samsung are the only 2 that make the bulk of their phone parts themselves.. For samsung they make nearly the entire thing with samsung parts (for international versions, with Qualcomm chips for US versions), LG only has to outsource for the CPU and radio. LG has spent too much time trying to look like samsung and not enough time pushing their product tech. I'm very happy that they are starting to look like they are ready to get serious and go toe to toe on some tech levels w/ samsung.

21. AshishRomea

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Perhaps ur forgetting a legendary. Brand.by the nane SONY ;-) Not just it is a software tycoon like Apple Its also a hardware player like Samsung Making it the only company that can challenge both Apple n Samsung head to head....

22. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

umm.. not in mobile phones. Sony doesnt make crap for the phones. Just like HTC, they are software overlay designers and phone designers. They make nothing hardware wise for android phones. Making playstations and bluray players is not the same tech as making phones. And theyve fallen quite behind in many of their other products as well, their software and quality has been lacking for some time.

35. jove39

Posts: 2153; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Display in HTC is made by Sony btw and soc used in PSP vita is a quad core A9 with 543MP4+...could be used in any phone as is...sony for sure know thing or two for mobile soc...now after their split from Ericsson...I hope they'll made a device to join Elite Android force :)

26. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

The S-LCD2 is actually either a Sony display (which can be either made by Sony, AUO Optronics, or Sharp. The Sony displays might be made by Samsung, might be made by Sony, no one really knows besides maybe HTC themselves. HTC may not have any ability to make custom displays and chipsets, but they obviously know how to put all of those things together to make something good. LG has yet to actually put all of their know-how together to make a truly desirable device. Samsung has, but it's design lacks originality and the software still feels cartoony.

34. jove39

Posts: 2153; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I wasn't comparing manufacturers...but their devices!

20. kingpet13

Posts: 139; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

I still say huaweii can make phones just as good as ss. They just need to start releasing their phones in the USA, and market them a lot better. They were good with updates, but I don't know if they can keep it up with the emotion ui. And for some reason I have always been a huawei fan boy

23. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol, im glad someone is a huaweii fan boy. lol. heck, even BADA had peter.

3. techsavvy.jaz

Posts: 163; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

Welcome to the big league LG! timely updates will be the keyword though.

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