As American consumers get situated with the LG Arena for AT&T, Korea is finally getting treated to an LG phone that houses the mighty Snapdragon processor. We were fortunate to see the Snapdragon powered smartphone in the LG eXpo, but there has yet to be any LG feature phone that uses the speedy processor in Korea – up until now that is. Qualcomm's Snapdragon debuts in Korea with the LG Maxx (LG-LG9400) and is expected to be available through LG Telecom – which has the smallest share in the local market. The Maxx features a 3.5” touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera, supports HD video & DivX, mobile TV (T-DMB), GPS, Wi-Fi, and utilizes LG's own S-Class 3D interface. LG also anticipates to branch out to other carriers in Korea such as SK Telecom and KT to allow customers a chance to experience the peppy handset. It may seem that LG decided to unleash this handset as one of their chief rivals, Samsung Electronics, aims to launch their Bada powered Wave in Europe starting in April – it'll eventually make its way to the Korean local market within the first half of the year.
source: Telecoms Korea