Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 to power LG "G" series phones, the OEM's successor to the Optimus line

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 to power LG
LG and Qualcomm teamed up to announce on Wednesday that Korean based LG will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 on its LG "G" series phone. The "G" series replaces the Optimus line as the OEM's high-end models. The chip will allow LG's smartphones to offer tremendous performance, stunning graphics and outstanding battery life. 

The Qualcomm Snapdragon offers 75 percent better performance than the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and the Adreno 330 GPU offers twice the performance as the Adreno 320 does. Video capture and playback is available in Ultra HD, which has four times the density as 1080p resolution. It also supports higher display resolutions up to 2560 x 2048 and includes HD multichannel audio with DTS-HD and Dolby Digital Plus.

As we told you the other day, at the time LG was considering removing the Optimus name from its high-end models and planned on using the title for its low to mid-range handsets. Based on the press release, it appears that the top-shelf models from the manufacturer will now be known as the "G" series. This makes sense considering that its last two Android flagship models were the LG Optimus G and the LG Optimus G Pro. An LG Optimus G2 is also expected to come to market later this year, but could have a different title by the time it is released.

source: LG



1. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012


14. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

LG "G" Point "G" is probably associated with a woman's intimate area!

2. Samsomesh

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 11, 2012


3. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

So, if Samsung owns the Galaxies, the LG " G "owns the Globe/global, and Sony xperia ZU = Universe, and nokia Lullaby, and the hTc T6 = total recall. .. nice!!!;-)

4. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

What a crazy world! !!

9. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

oh man you've been drinking too much.. But i gave you a thumbs up.. cheers

5. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Not suprised android world moves very fast. And so it goes with all OEM's of Open Handset Alliance.

6. istitch

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Galatica ? ahah i see what you did there

7. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

So it'll be called the LG G2? Hmm, it sounds funny to say it out loud. But I do like the compactness of the name. I imagine somewhere down the line we might see a 'Samsung Galaxy Stellar Win Active Zoom 3"

8. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

The name "Optimus" should never be relegated to low/mid-range fields. Optimus had the touch, he had the powerrrrrrr!

12. Max_Boost

Posts: 101; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Optimus Prime? LOL :D

10. Jason2k13

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Lg go update your phones, the 2012 flagship optimus g is pretty much dead.

11. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Agreed. All the raw spec firepower are rendered useless w/ locked boatloaders, lacking dev support and slower than slow official updates.

13. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

LG G, LG G2 sounds pretty stupid.

15. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

They could resurrect the Goldstar name. I have fond memories of my Goldstar...CD-R Drive.

16. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

"Optimus G" is good, get rid the "LG" in front of it. LG= LIFE IS GOOD. .. IF YOU KNOW HOW TO UPDATE YOUR PREVIOUS PHONES NOT ONLY THE NEXUS 4. You just know how to make new one, but forgot to upgrade/support the old one, that waiting somewhere in the dark. By the way, How's your new "Optimus G Pro", I barely read a news about it. .. it is going to the dark side too!???

17. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

I thought Optimus G Pro is the killer competitor to gnote 2, what happened now ? " your product is good but... we need update ".

18. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I've owned more LG phones than any other brand. They had great built quality and electronics. Haven't seriously considered an LG smartphone because Verizon insists on using proprietary branding like Spectrum and Lucid. I'd look at a G if it were left untouched by the carrier.

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