LG takes shot at Samsung with new name for the LG Optimus LTE

LG takes shot at Samsung with new name for the LG Optimus LTE
LG has changed the name of the LG Optimus LTE and at the same time, has taken a little shot at Samsung's HD smartphone screens. Both manufacturers are headquartered in South Korea. By changing the name of the LG Optimus LTE to the Optimus True HD LTE, LG is pointing out that it doesn't consider Samsung's OLED panel to be true high-definition because of the use of pentile displays.

Samsung's OLED displays have lower pixel density than the IPS screens used by LG based on slides produced by the latter. The visuals show how a pentile display has 1.8m sub-pixels compared with the 2.8m using the RGB stripes. LG also believes that OLED panels overexpress colors while IPS panels reproduce colors perfectly. One slide shows that energy consumption is also better with IPS panels compared with OLED displays.

You have to admit that a whole lot was said just with a simple name change. But will Samsung be able to strike back in time with the Samsung Galaxy S III. The latest rumors have the eagerly awaited model using the first HD AMOLED RGB (non-pentile) screen made by Samsung.

source: Engadget

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Optimus LTE
  • Display 4.5 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 4GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1830 mAh
  • OS Android 2.3



31. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

this is a LG vs. Samsung fight and Apple retina display has nothing to do with this so fandroid please keep it within Android... go LG

32. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

Ya know, you could reply to whomever that comment was meant for, so it doesn't look like your just rambling for no reason at all, just a thought...

30. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

Man I don't know why people dog on LG so much, I mean yea they haven't released anything like the galaxy series, but they have potential, just look at the g2x, its a good phone

27. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

Samsung's HD displays although PenTile, makes no diff..at that PPI, u cant really tell the difference.. so yea..but im fine with both LG and Samsung's displays


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Me 2.......

17. scummins07

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

Im glad to see LG finally trying to get back into the smartphone war! Too bad they give Verizon their low end devices, I wouldn't mind checking out their phones. As far as displays I believe my HTC Rezound still holds onto the best pixles per inch, but too bad I have to keep the brightness at the lowest to even keep my battery going for half a day. But I have to say all the newer displays are looking pretty enticing!

16. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

The LG nitro HD had an amazing screen, to be honest it was nicer than the galaxy s2 an the iPhone screen.

15. TBONEraca

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

afterall samsug,s displays are still more gorgeus to look at.

14. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011


6. Mark.J.Linskiy unregistered

Samsung's reply: "Come at me bro". Lol.

5. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Human eyes can't tell the different SAMOLED HD is fine to me.

9. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Oh a blind guy & a samsuck fanboy for the asians


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Oh a dum guy & a eyefg$ fanboy for the ??????

19. GeekMovement unregistered

LG is also from Asia, just FYI... from the exact same country if I might also add. What a retard.

24. abhishek48

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

go and see the differene first... there is some.. why dont u see the difference between galaxy s and s2, s2 has soled+ with rgb s only has soled with rg gb

4. Dutch1

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

LG, stick to making ovens, refrigerators and microwaves. The GS III is going to wipe the floor with the Optimus.

8. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Another stupid fanboy


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Another dimwit fanboy


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

And another iBenedictus fanboy.....

3. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

I'm excited to see how the Optimus 4X fares in comparison to upcoming quad cores!

2. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

"LG doesn't consider Samsung's oled panels to be true high definition" Well by that logic, I don't know how any1 can consider LG phones to be true smartphones.

23. abhishek48

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

band joke.,.. lg phones are good value for money... i own a galaxy s2 and lg thrill 4g, both are good but no dening galaxy s2 is better mainly bcoz of its browser.... is it possible to posrt galaxy s2's browser on other androids..?

1. GeekMovement unregistered

Don't care I still think Samsung pwns LG. Samsung all the way.

7. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Lol samsuck fan


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Lol ifrypan fans.....

18. GeekMovement unregistered

@eaxvac You don't even keep up to date with news do you? So ignorant you'd see clearly why I made that statement if you even knew what I was talking about. Samsuck? Is that suppose to be original?

20. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

That is the pot calling the kettle black. geekmovement, you're being a hypocrite -- it's okay for you to criticize someone else but it's not okay for someone to critize YOU. Guess what, geekmovement your poo stinks like the rest of us.

21. GeekMovement unregistered

Let's be honest, your post doesn't make any sense, ardent1 (and never did in any other articles anyway). I never said people weren't allowed to criticize my COMMENTS (I do not criticize PEOPLE, only comments in reply to mine that makes absolutely no sense at all) unlike you who I guess criticize directly the person, hm.. When did I say it is not ok for others to criticize my comments? They can criticize all they'd like, I'll just make a reply to it if I want. So stop being a hero for the ignorant.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

People like you eaxvac are the reasons why some people dislike Apple so much. You are a brainwashed trolling fanboy who acts like a little child who thinks he's the coolest kid in school. Grow up kid and stop bashing everything else just because Apple tells you to. Grow a pair and be your own person.

22. abhishek48

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

PEOPLE PLEASE READ !!!!! what lg has mentioned is FACT & CORRECT. if u compare galaxy s2's super amoled + to galaxy s's super amoled only. U will see a big time difference, its because of same reason subpixels are rgb vs rg- gb, so there is no denying this fact , IPS panel made by LG have TRUE HD, BUT OLED HAS OTHER BETTER COLOR WHEN DISPLAYING COMBINATIONS OD DARK AND LIGHT SHADES TOGETHER. so facts are. 1. whites are better on lg 2. blanks are better on oled. but galaxy s3 with true oled hd, will be possibly the best display of all time.

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