Share this Story

LG Posts Teaser for New Snapdragon Quad-core Powered Phone


LG appears to be on the verge of releasing the most powerful smartphone on the planet. In a new teaser, they have confirmed that they are working on a phone powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro, better known to most of us as the quad-core variant of the chip we are seeing in handsets today. This chipset sports an Adreno 320 GPU, one that should make all other mobile graphics processing units look silly. We have seen benchmarks of tablets (and phones?) with this processor inside and have been blown away.

What we want to know, is if a processor this powerful, is enough to get you to buy an LG phone? Will we see it at IFA next week, along with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2?

Via:  The Verge

  • xizhu768


  • Chris

    I used to have the LG Voyager a few years back, before my first smartphone. Then I got the HTC Droid incredible, and then the HTC Thunderbolt. Part of me wants to go back to LG beacuse I loved my old phone. I went to the Verizon store and I absolutely loved their screen and battery.

    I personally LOVE HTC Sense. I won’t get another phone without it. Especially Sense 4. So, if this LG phone can get an HTC Sense 4.0 or 4.1 ROM, then I will gladly buy it.

    That’s just my opinion 🙂

  • Jillxz

    I like LG . had an LG feature phone that was perfect in every way a feature phone could be.The best sound , connection and reception quality . never a dropped call nor ever a connection problem.
    I would buy this new Smart phone that is coming out. i like it far better than the Samsung Galaxy S3 , but not as well as the RAZR MAXX .

  • oh.. not LG, please =)

  • James Jackson

    dont forget, LG has gorgeous IPS screens

  • my wife and i had this discussion this morning, and we decided the only way we would buy an LG handset is if it met the following 3 requirements:
    1) killer hardware (like that mentioned above)
    2) lte radio
    3) aosp firmware / unlocked bl (aforementioned LG Nexus rumor?)
    if the rumors are true two may have been already met, and if it lands on Big Red, I may just purchase my 1st LG phone lol

  • kidheated

    If LG was smart, they would just ditch their crap UI and roll out w/ stock android. Then I might buy this phone… after testing it out for a lengthy time period of course. Do what you do best, LG, and stick to hardware.

  • RedPandaAlex

    Why don’t we take this processor, and put it in a Nexus phone?

  • Makes perfect sense…

  • DanWazz

    All I undserstood was “40%” and “CPU.” They need to dress up their offices a little bit. After watching Samsung’s video, LG’s office looks boring and cheap.

  • Javier


  • When is first bought my LG Spectrum, I was very impressed with the hardware specs and the gorgeous screen…and the promise of ICS “soon.” I WOULD have become a loyal customer of LG had they kept up with their update in a timely manner. However, with lack of support from both LG and VZW, you could not pay me to take another LG phone again. Doesn’t matter how powerful their new phone is if the support is not there. You’d think that both companies would realize that repeat customers count.

  • Graham Cluck

    I would love for LG to provide some actual competition to Samsung, since HTC has fallen off. Problem is though, their designs are fugly, and that UI looks like it was designed by a 1st grader. Shame too, because their displays are pretty damn good. Say what you will about the Spectrum, but that 4.5″ display put a lot of others to shame. Still have that horrible, cheap feeling though, and that crap interface. Oh well, at least Moto is still a viable alternative.

  • DontBeConfused

    Quad core with ridiculous processing power in a lg variant of nexus phone would make me consider dropping my s3

    • LionStone

      Oh no, no…don’t do that, the SG3 is a TOP tier, high end device, and this is, well…an LG so its LOW tier. Steer clear of this one 🙂

  • Bionic

    No. It’s still an LG

  • Raven

    Maybe if it had a good keyboard. My last “dumb” phone before the OG Droid was the LG Env 2 and I could type really fast on that little keyboard.

    • mustbepbs

      LG’s last good phones were the EnV series. The EnV3 was probably the most durable, well put together phone I’ve ever owned. The keyboard was rock solid and high quality. I don’t know why they can’t translate that into smartphones.

  • NorCalGuy

    Would love to see some good competition for Samsung as androids top phone. Let’s just hope it plays nice with LTE and it could have a serious chance.

  • Matt Tithof

    Meh, it’s LG. Let me see the next Nexus with a S4 Pro and made by preferably Motorola. If not Moto, then please HTC. I love my Galaxy Nexus, but we need more Android competition and I’m sick of hearing Samsung in the news. Let’s see a Moto Nexus

    • i can dig it, but not a huge fan of moto. HTC got it right the first time, let’s see a One (onex not N1) inspired Nexus..

  • ManBearPig618

    And I’m sure in the US we’ll see watered-down dual-core version with some nasty carier logos plastered all over the front of it. And probably a sub-HD screen so they can release the “HD” version 8 months from now at a higher cost.

    • RedPandaAlex

      This SoC supports LTE, CDMA, and GSM/HSPA+, so it should be the one quad-core processor to rule them all

  • Greg Morgan

    I will keep an open mind about this. The Optimus 4x HD did get pretty good reviews. Will see how this one turns out.

  • Dan

    Darn, I just purchased my unlocked Galaxy Nexus this week.

    Hopefully this doesn’t translate to an obsolete phone soon

    • mustbepbs

      The Galaxy Nexus had outdated hardware when it came out. It certainly does now. But rest assured, this is not the phone you want. LG sucks. Period.

      • frankandsimple

        some idiot gave you a thumbs down even though what you’ve said is a 100% fact.

        • Eugene

          You guys are in for a surprise when Verizon releases the spectrum 2 and intuition. I personally had a lot of hands on time with them yesterday and running ics with the new lg ui it was extremely smooth and the animations were awesome. The intuition is odd shaped but it’s surprisingly better than I had expected after using it in person. Spectrum 2 felt extremely comfortable in hand I know it is running s4 krait processor. I don’t remember what intuition had. Both screens were best looking I have seen. These phones should not be written off and I think they are the best lg smartphones to come stateside. I currently have the s3 but these phones seriously have me contemplating if I wanna pick one of them up. I was never an lg fan nor considered a lg phone until now. Intuition will be 199 and spectrum 2 was quoted by the rep to be 99 which is a steal. Another cool little thing was that the menu buttons light up in blue. Little different touch compared to other phones

          • frankandsimple

            I actually do agree with you.. the point I was agreeing was with the fact that the galaxy nexus had an already outdated hardware when it came out.

      • JoshGroff

        If you’re referring to the LTE variant, then it didn’t. (it had the best processor until this round of S4 phones in the US) Considering it was competing with the older OMAP 4 in the RAZR, S3s, and Tegra 2s.

      • RedPandaAlex

        Aside from the camera, what spec of the Galaxy Nexus was outdated when it launched? What phones out at the same time had better specs? It launched at the same time as the Razr and Rezound.

      • my gnex = oc’d to 1.7Ghz. benchmarks are saying it’s not outdated.

  • Anthony

    A translation would be nice lol. I got “snapdragon” “quadcore” & “cpu” out of that.

  • Jarred Sutherland

    Hardware means nothing with the software is garbage.

    • TheDrizzle

      Only if the bootloader is locked. 😉

      • PC_Tool

        If only this were true. The Spectrum is a great device in terms of hardware…but zero dev support makes it a tough sell.

        Had this device gotten any form of AOSP support, it’d be an amazing device.

      • I am agreeing with you.

  • mustbepbs

    LG phone powered by top of the line S4 Pro:
    Still runs like ****.

    • And will never see an update.

    • michael arazan

      And still wouldn’t work with lte