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LG Optimus LTE2 breaks cover: the first phone with 2GB of RAM

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LG Optimus LTE2 breaks cover: the first phone with 2GB of RAM
The LG Optimus LTE2 is a monster phone, but while we all anticipated the Samsung Galaxy S III, the Optimus LTE2 came out of the blue and struck us with specifications we haven't yet seen in a phone. 

Namely, a whopping 2GB of RAM packed inside the Optimus LTE2. Now, you can be pretty much sure you won’t run out of memory, even if you’re the toughest multitasker. Actually, bumping up the amount of RAM is one of the easiest ways to boost system productivity, and we applaud LG for being the first to take this step.

Now, are you excited already? Hold your horses, the handset is targetting Korea only in the beginning and there's no word or whether we'll see it in other markets. Still, given its technical prowess, we doubt that LG will be keeping this to its home market only for a long while.

We don’t much of the details like the actual screen size yet, but we’d bet on more than 4.3 inches in diagonal. We do know however that the LG Optimus LTE2 will feature a TrueHD IPS screen, and the “True” part here means that you get the full RGB matrix, not a pentile screen like the one in the S III. 

It can also brag with running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the gate, and pack a relatively big 2,150mAh battery with the promise of a 40% battery increase compared to the original Optimus LTE. The power efficiency is said to be courtesy of a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chip inside, but we're waiting for an official confirmation. Of course, as the name suggests, the handset will feature LTE connectivity.

Also, the hanset supports wireless charging via a separate dock, a neat little addiction that will help you cut cords. The design is rectangular, reminiscent of the visuals used in LG's L-series.

The rest of the details are murky, but we shouldn’t have to wait long - the Optimus LTE2 release date in Korea is mid-May.

source: LG (translated)

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posted on 04 May 2012, 02:01 19

1. wendygarett (unregistered)

R.I.P galaxy s3 if this is true :(

posted on 04 May 2012, 02:06 18

3. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)

Looks like LG has kicked some butt here. . .

posted on 04 May 2012, 02:47 11

15. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

This is undoubtedly a surprise. If it has a quad-core or an S4 chip then it's really gonna be a contender for the smartphone crown. Couple this with a Camera better than 8MP, and the TrueHD screen and this will surely be a tough phone to beat.

posted on 04 May 2012, 02:52 1

17. yt6nin (Posts: 100; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)

And a really large battery to power the phone for at least 12hrs...

posted on 04 May 2012, 02:50

16. yt6nin (Posts: 100; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)

When I saw the headline, I was about to have an org***!!! Disappointed that if true, LG's going to be setting the stones for a true, high-end smartphone, something with 2GB of RAM and a minimum dual-core. I was hoping for Samsung to at least bump up the RAM, out in a higher MP rear and front camera, change the display tech... I also like the boxier phone design of the LG's than the way too curve SGIII... LG's planning on having a wireless charging system wh/Samsung is bringing us... Android market is really competitive amongst themselves... The Android OS is fragmented along w/the various manufacturers and their phones supporting Android...

posted on 04 May 2012, 03:43 6

24. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

No offense guys, but the Motorola Atrix was one of the first with 1GB RAM and Dual Core and it still kinda sucked because of the UI (at first, not anymore by 2.3) so LG needs to show something to us first before we start with this hype again. LG Optimus 2X sucked for me.

and what's up with all the SGS3 hate? It's an upgrade to the SII, not the Nexus and Samsung has really done a good job with Touchwiz and all that. When the SII came out, there was not much hype and fun over it but give it time and you'll see the full potential. It may not be the phone for geeks like us, but I'm sure it will lead the way in sales and all that because everyone knows Samsung is the anti-iPhone.

posted on 04 May 2012, 03:52 4

28. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)

LG was the first with dual core, not Motorola. Motorola might have sold it in the states first, but worldwide, LG was first

posted on 04 May 2012, 04:34 3

37. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

i said ONE of the first lol. I know that.

posted on 04 May 2012, 04:41 3

38. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)

oh missed tt >< lol

posted on 05 May 2012, 00:43 1

69. bvalde09 (Posts: 188; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

LG always bring something new. I think they are always first bringing the new tech

posted on 17 Sep 2015, 19:54

93. NeonHD (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Aug 2015)

Meanwhile from the future, we have phones with Octacore CPU and 4GB of RAM! The past must be so jealous of us!

posted on 04 May 2012, 02:02 7

2. KParks23 (Posts: 679; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)

Hahahaha galaxy what????

posted on 04 May 2012, 02:08

4. Dejan (Posts: 17; Member since: 24 Mar 2012)

Now guys just hold on for a sec.WTF is this?What in the next 2 years we will have a desktop pc specs in our phones?I mean I don't say that is bad I just say it is kind-a too much....

posted on 04 May 2012, 02:28 3

10. ilia1986 (unregistered)

The SGS2 already has desktop pc specs in it. Granted, an old desktop\netbook PC, but still.

The smartphone is the new PC. Something that Apple keeps ignoring.

posted on 04 May 2012, 03:46 6

26. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

soon we'll have Nvidia GTX Video Cards on phones and tablets, and intel just entered the mobile world lately...


imagine an Alienware Phone...

posted on 04 May 2012, 02:15 7

5. calirocker394 (Posts: 8; Member since: 03 May 2012)

Now only if it comes with atleast a 4.5 in. then yup yup r.i.p s3

posted on 04 May 2012, 10:56 1

56. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

lol at people saying rip...watch when sale figures come out and the s3 wipes the floor with this and one x...ie not saying the s3 is the best but it certainly is the most recognised out of the android crowd....lg were the 1st with dual core and 3d and it shows being 1st doesnt mean success...serious note dont think we need quad or 2gb ram but hey why not :)

posted on 04 May 2012, 02:15 6

6. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

So much for all of that galaxy crap.
This thing will also run on S4 Pro - much better processor than the Exynos in Galaxy SIII.
Now it looks like LG and Sony will be the best androids to buy this summer..although there is so much more to a good product than just specs. But I believe they both learned their lessons.

posted on 04 May 2012, 02:32 5

14. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)

I'm awaiting what the Hayabusa has to bring to the table, yum2.

posted on 04 May 2012, 02:15 3

7. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 438; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

They make very ugly phones to me

posted on 04 May 2012, 05:35

46. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

Yeah, me too. It's not the body of the phone, that looks nice. It's the skin they put on the favorites bar. Ew.

posted on 04 May 2012, 02:21 1

8. rg987 (Posts: 130; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

wat do u people think, samsung can also have taken that step but its not required, samsung wud have definitely introduced such large amt of ram if reqd............and btw before buying this optimus lte2, u shud consider the late updating track of lg, their poor cameras in their mobiles,their poor Services......

posted on 04 May 2012, 04:42 3

39. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)

sour grapes. just cant handle the fact that LG outdid Samsung at last

posted on 04 May 2012, 10:49 1

53. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

s3 will sell more...lets not forget lg were also 1st to do dual core and 3d and that didnt help them much...people dont put lg and good phones together.

posted on 04 May 2012, 20:33

66. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)

of cos the Samsung will sell more. Samsung has the branding and has been on android longer than LG, so naturally ppl will think Samsung is better because of its experience. and also this phone is starting out in korea only, so it will take a longer time to achieve a high sales figure
not yet, but this phone could change things

posted on 04 May 2012, 02:27 9

9. cGmC11 (Posts: 151; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)

Take note Samsung...this phone is True HD "RGB" have 2GB RAM and for the look better quality materials.

The only downside is that LG take two years updating its hansets.

posted on 04 May 2012, 02:32 4

13. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)

let us hope LG has learned their lesson and are working on software updates furiously

posted on 04 May 2012, 02:29 9

11. Jericho (unregistered)

The real monster has been unleashed......
My brother have sucked the blood out of me saying lg is nothing and the s2 owns it and now that lg has released the s3 destroyer its my time. I love lg my first phone was prada. And samsung fans say goodbye to the best smartphone throne.

posted on 04 May 2012, 02:30 1

12. x7black7x (Posts: 118; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)

looks like a brick
will weight around 145gm (imo)
EVERGREEN bad software from lg

and who told you that s4 is better than exynos
thise of u whi think its a great phone are airheads
what u will do of 2gb ram
1.2 gb ram was enough for todays standards

posted on 04 May 2012, 03:44 2

25. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 May 2012)

1.2 gb RAM is enough at present.

But with 2 gb of RAM, your phone will last much longer and you won't have to replace that frequently.

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