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LG Announces the Optimus LTE2 With 2GB of RAM, Eat Your Heart Out SGSIII

According to analysts and bloggers fanboys, Samsung’s launch of the Galaxy SIII was suppose to be thee launch of 2012. To some, it may have seemed to be anything but. In a surprising move, there was another device manufacturer that decided to unveil a new device on the same day as Sammy though. LG decided to go against the grain and announce the Optimus LTE2. What makes this device stand out is its whopping 2GB of RAM, wireless charging capabilities (zing), LG’s True HD IPS display, and a massive 2,150mAh battery.

No word from LG on which chipset we can expect to see included with the device, but we can hope it is something powerful enough to take full advantage of that 2GB of RAM. Much like the SGSIII, the device is expected to launch this month in Korea, with no signs of an American launch. Figures. Sure the design may look sort of horrendous, but those specs are nothing to scoff at.

Via: Engadget

  • Ansh Prajapati
  • yarrellray

    Least we know the NEXT SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS will trump this….

  • LOL

    “Sure the design may look sort of horrendous, but those specs are nothing to scoff at.”

    love it

  • What an ugly mother… Specs are nice, but that phone is not sexy.

  • Bob Martin

    I’m waiting for it to be called “Optimus Prime”. Then I will buy it.

  • Pat Hamilton

    What is the point of the button?

  • Prime7

    This announcement is pretty underwhelming when you consider that someone will likely announce something even better next week.

  • duke69111

    Not sure that 2,100mah battery would be considered massive.

  • Josh Flowers

    headline excitedness = 10 factor

    phone form factor = 1


  • I have had LG phones, loved them,never a problem

  • r0lct

    This is where Android is failing. Here you have a high spec phone that should be awesome on paper but based on LG’s past very little to show for in actually customer experience.

    I’m willing to bed despite the G3 “ugliness and terrible specs” and all that nonsense that customers satisfaction is going to be much greater with the G3. Because consumers don’t use specs, they use the phone.

  • New_Guy

    Screw how bad the design looks, if you can root this thing it would be simply amazing!

  • Stewie

    Not bad … Remember the OG gang …

  • mustbepbs

    That thing looks like it hurts :<

  • ocdtrekkie

    I like the design, it’s reminiscent of the clean lines of the original DROID. Not sure why the author here is knocking it.

  • DoctorOta

    These specs seem phenomenal but after my LG voyager breaking down after 1 1/2 years and my EnV touch doing the same in a 1 1/2 years with the touch screens not responding, freezing, and the phone randomly rebooting I don’t think I’d even return to LG, that’s just me but these specs sound interesting to say the least.

    • LionStone

      Yea I’m a bit skeptical too with my last experience with LG. I was on my 3rd Voyager before it was stolen. I’m sure their smartphones may be better and hopefully more reliable with regards to the touchscreen responsiveness, etc. But I still don’t regard LG as ‘quality’ like I do with the other top Android manufacturers…not yet anyway.

  • AnotherAndroidKid

    looks to me like the phone a chinese power businesswoman would have in an action movie.

    not my style. i prefer the gnex i have now for style.

    the internals look good but the lg thing means i would not likely buy

    • BlueLetter

      what action movies are you watching with chinese businesswomen in them?
      And I still don’t get what people see in the Gnex as far as style goes. Just looks like another rectangle with rounded corners to me, certainly not bad looking but…

      • AnotherAndroidKid

        the rounded edges and the slight curve to the body work for me. i have a cruiserlite thin case on it and it is very stable for 1 hand use.

      • LiterofCola

        Yeah, I’m not crazy about the curves of the Nexus or S3 either.

  • I’m already loving that custom skin

  • FortitudineVincimus

    Say what you want, but these guys did more to upstage Samsung’s “redefining smart phones” BS – adding an extra 1gb in memory is a step forward no one has taken, and the screen.. they also have wireless charging like Sammy announced was so unique to them.. ha ha and they even upstaged the SGS3 battery.

    I dig the design over the SGS3 as I like angles over curves – but sadly, I will not expect this on VZW as Asia’s LTE is not our LTE (but here is hoping they put a USA and VZE friendly LTE chipset in there)

    I was let down with the SGS3 to be honest, so hours later last night when I saw this hit the wire… I was like “hells yeah, there are some specs that are more impressive and they didn’t have a big huge corny orchestra and trite video montages with cliche sayings to out it – they just outed it like POW”

    • New_Guy

      To your point…I don’t understand why LG is the first to add the extra gig of RAM. Seems like this has been a while coming since phones have multiple processors and should be able to multitask like a beast at this point. Bravo for this bold move of theirs.

      • nwd1911

        Totally agree and thoroughly concur with both of you. I’m giving a “way to go” to LG for taking on Samsung head on, but in a subtle way. They let the phone speak for itself. Let’s hope we see a variant make its way to the US. I also like the design, minus the extra space between the top of the screen and the top of the phone. Overall, this is the big news from May 3rd.

        • michael arazan

          What is its processor? dual, quad, hamster and wheel?

  • One thing I will give LG, they put one hell of a display on their phones. Walk into a Verizon store and walk down the isle. That Spectrum display stands out like a supermodel at fat kid camp.

  • moozicmon

    “…those specs are nothing to scoff at.”

    Agreed, but the device is made by LG.

    Thus I shall scoff heartily.

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  • Hmm….

    Pretty silly comments about the “horrendous” design. Not every single phone has to look like a melted marshmallow. That’s one of the things I particularly like about the RAZR-esque styling from Moto. At least this is different, which is good.

    Massive battery? Uhm…. RAZR MAXX anyone?
    Nice RAM though 🙂

  • Detonation

    “and a massive 2,150mAh battery”

    Yes 2150mAh is bigger than the current norm, but the S3 has a 2100mAh and I’m hoping all new phones follow this trend. Someone needs to give the Maxx some competition in battery life.

  • MKader17

    Tim, calling the LG battery “massive” when the Razr MAXX has a 3300mAh battery is really just silly.

    Also, that “massive” battery doesn’t really make it “stand out”. The GSIII has a 2100mAh battery, and the G-Nex extended battery is also 2100mAh and was always stated to “not be that much bigger” than the standard 1850mAh.

    So really, the Optimus LTE2 just has a pretty standard battery for top of the line phones that’s still falls behind the Razr MAXX

    • Diablo81588

      He must be referring to a HTC phone. That battery is huge in comparison to most of their lineup.. lol

    • LiterofCola

      I agree, from the front, I like the design of this in comparison to the GS3. It’s different in a good direction, not quite there yet, but in a good direction.

      Crap, wrong post.

  • DanWazz

    I had two LG phones in the past that worked great until the day I upgraded, but for some reason, I have zero interest in an LG smartphone. The design is ok, basic black square, which is what I like.

    P.S. stop with the physical buttons. You don’t need it and it just makes the phone bigger for no reason.

  • And with those sharp edges, it has the mugger-repellent feature, also missing from the SGS3

    • Kinda disappointed in LG’s smartphones, because back in the day I loved my enV to death

  • Dr_Buttballs

    Hey look, a Zune HD.

    • DanWazz

      hahahaha, it does look like one. I miss my Zune.

      • Dr_Buttballs

        I still use my 1st gen 30gb Zune. Still running like a champ.

        • DanWazz

          My brown 30GB still works, kinda. The hard drive is messed up, so you can’t add any songs, and some of them won’t play, so I hardly use it anymore. My 120GB one’s hard drive went out a long time ago.

  • Butters619

    2GB of power hungry RAM! Exactly what I’m looking for.

    I think manufacturers should really turn their attention to software optimization at this point.

    • Dr_Buttballs

      But then all the spec queens wont get all hot in their nickers over it, and we can’t have that.

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  • socalrailroader

    Just one e for the “THE” here, thee is old English. 😉

    LG cell phones for me? Never again. 😀

  • Isn’t this, basically, the form factor used for the Prada device? I saw the Prada while on vacation in Japan. It was pretty nice looking. Not everyone likes boxy, though.

  • Masterminded

    Ouch, pointy corners

    • They won’t allow it on airplanes.

  • Mike

    If Apple made screen doors, there would be a lawsuit pending.

  • viewthis66

    that’s a hideous looking device

  • Oh lord it has a home button. Here come the haters!

  • Michael Forte

    I was wondering when they’d start upping the RAM in phones. 1 GB has been the max now for about a year and a half.

  • chondog

    Wow. Ugliest phone ever….This form factor is the “K car” of smartphones….2GB of RAM or not.

    …and no, I’m not mad bro…..;-)

  • looks nice. as long as it doesnt have an lg skin id consider it. i got the revolution back in the summer and had 3 in a week because of problems and was forced to get the charge.

  • But it is still an LG…. I wouldn’t buy it. Nice specs, but maybe they should work on the quality of their plastic.

    • e_droid

      My LG ‘dumbphones’ in the past were great, always built very well. Felt very solid, I’ve always liked LG products but do not like the design of this…

      • chris125

        Their dumphones were great, the same can’t be said about their smart phones sadly.

        • lol revolution.
          that thing should be considered a dumbphone.

      • I had the chocolate 2. Great phone. They started going down hill from there…

      • faber

        yeah, i ran a jackhammer and did concrete demo while going through college at night, my lg flip phone was the only one that never broke.

    • FortitudineVincimus

      Yeah? And what is the GN that people seem to think walks on water… 100% plastic

      • Compared to LG? This Nexus is solid gold.

        • FortitudineVincimus

          great,,, so we are splitting hairs over qualities of plastic? Go look at a RAZR with kevlar and aluminum high quality premium materials, then come talk to me about variations of plastic… it’s all just.. cheap plastic

          • PC_Tool

            “it’s all just.. cheap plastic”

            You say that like it’s a bad thing…

      • Dr_Buttballs

        No one mentioned the GNex, stop starting arguments.

        • FortitudineVincimus

          why do you follow me around? your such an ass and your exactly what you accuse others of being. BTW, no one had to mention the GN, it is the de facto phone talked about around here so a natural comparison to make. Duh.

          • Dr_Buttballs

            Follow you around? We come to the same blog to read about tech garbage, that’s hardly “following you”. I know I’m an ass, I never denied that.

          • FortitudineVincimus

            follow me around = troll my posts – glad we agree on something, you are an ass

          • Dr_Buttballs

            You can call it trolling, I call it knocking you down a couple of pegs seeing as you usually go around forcing your opinion on people like an ass hat. I’m not the only one that leaves “troll” replies to your comments, so get over it.

    • Bob Martin

      What if its renamed to Optimus Prime?. I’d buy it just for the name. So i can be like I own Optimus Prime.

  • Since Korea actually has both CDMA and LTE, this phone is probably an easier port to bring to the US than the Galaxy SIII, which is starting out in non-CDMA, LTE-lacking Europe.

  • T Hall

    If LG actually wants that phone to be a hit, they should just put a Vanilla Android on it 🙂

  • Does not look half bad – I would rock it.

  • LG also forgot to mention that it will be severely delayed and will receive no software updates or bug fixes after launch day.

    • Haha, as a former LG Android phone owner I couldn’t agree more. Lets not forget their awful wanna be Touchwiz UI.