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LG and Qualcomm Holding Event on September 19, Ready for a Snapdragon S4 Quad-core?

At the end of August, and just before the start of IFA in Berlin, LG announced the Optimus G. At the time, I referred to it as a “beast” because of its insane specs and the fact that the phone is the first to sport Qualcomm’s new quad-core Snapdragon S4 with an Adreno 320 GPU. Beyond the processor, it also has a 4.7″ True HD IPS display with 320ppi and will look equally as good as the new iPhone 5 display because it’s full sRGB. Not only will it look brilliant, but is the first to use LG’s G2 Touch Hybrid technology which means the display itself is ultra thin and cuts down on reflections. We’re talking a serious phone here, folks. 

So when LG invited us to their September 19 event in NYC where they have partnered up with Qualcomm, we immediately thought, “Optimus G for the U.S.?” We don’t have confirmation on that being the case or anything, but what else could it be? Qualcomm wouldn’t be headlining another dual-core Snapdragon S4 phone event, right?

We’ll know for sure next week when our man Kover is on the scene.

Who isn’t excited to see this?


  • dang branding!!

  • macboy74

    Awesome more cores that we will never take advantage off.

  • James

    I’ll admit it, I’m intrigued by this phone even if it’s not a Nexus

  • Anon

    It’s only “Life Without Boundaries” if you can load AOSP Android on it without having to hack.


    Isn’t this scheduled on the same day as the HTC event?

    • LionStone

      Yep…should be a busy day

  • Leaks say that this is launching at the same time as the RAZR HD and won’t have close to the same battery life.

  • Lactose_the_Intolerant

    Dear HTC,

    This is what your 5″ beast has to beat… don’t let me down.

    • smwandrie93

      well its HTC vs. LG HTC shouldnt have to worry too much, unless LG Finally got their heads out of their asses! LOL

    • AnGeLFaCe777

      keep dreaming !

  • freddy

    this year at AT&T, Sprint, TMO, and Verizon in Jan.

  • jay_peter

    Android makes THE WORST phones out of everyone! I made that mistake once, but never again.

    • smwandrie93

      wrong site then buddy!

    • Android makes phones? I WANT ONE! Wait…

  • cowdog

    Dear android manufacturers: Please detail cost and carrier release date at phone announcements. Otherwise consider calling them future product glimpses.

    And, yes, this phone would be great if it was a Nexus device and on Verizon and would actually operate like a Nexus, meaning updates from google, directly.

  • Jimmyrustler

    Why do android phone makers insist on putting their logos on the front screen :/

    • Robert Jakiel

      Because iSheep have a hard time telling a 4.7″ Android handset apart from a 3.5″ or 4″ iPhone because the color and rounded corners confuse them.

    • LionStone

      HTC doesn’t…they put it on the back where it belongs.

  • itznfb

    Welcome to the smartphone market, LG. It’s about time you joined.

  • mustbepbs

    LG? Pass. Why can they make killer appliances, but horrid smartphones?

  • Mario Mendez

    LG INVITE YOU TO… “Live Without OTA Updates”

    • coolsilver

      I don’t now being rooted… oh yea it’s a Thunderbolt. No updates for ages as well.

  • Make the back carbon fiber, get rid of the logos, put a “Google” logo on the back…Nexus? I’d buy it.

  • user311

    If this were made by any other company other than LG, I’d be excited. Chances are its not shipping with JB and won’t get it for quite some. Forget developer support since LG refuses to release drivers.

  • Liderc

    Actually like the look of this. I just can’t stand their skin, it’s horrid.

  • Robert Jakiel

    If this thing sports the rumored specs as well as the 13 megapixel super camera they have been hinting at it will be interesting. If it has an easily unlocked bootloader and is easily rooted… OMGWTFBBQWIN!

  • I’m patiently waiting to see if this, the Note 2, which Lumia (or rather if Verizon’s 820 offers anything better) or that HTC 5 in. phone comes to Verizon at the same time so I can properly pick the beast of my preference. With the handle of Verizon and its shot at it’s Nexus device I’m more than ok with not getting a Nexus or even waiting on one. Also the Maxx HD is intriguing me (with it’s UI being the closes to stock Android) but with Motorola’s record of cameras I don’t think I
    would get it if it’s worse than my GNex but from the videos of the Atrix HD there’s some hope that Motorola might have addressed this camera issue. NOW GIVE ME THESE PHONES NOW SO I CAN GIVE YOU MY MONEY.

    • AnGeLFaCe777

      Motorola have not resolved the camera issues because they do not want to. They have the power to do it. They concentrate more and the build quality, radios etc. On the other hand Samsung and HTC are the ones making good cameras and display with cheap plastic, (small batter HTC are you listening?(

      • HTC phones take fantastic pictures but horrific video. The video detail just isn’t there.

        • AnGeLFaCe777

          I do agree with you. Sony,Motorola and Samsung are better when it comes to video detail. Let’s see if HTC make a complete device with better batteries.

  • JoshGroff

    Wow, that phone looks sleek, props to LG.

    • AnGeLFaCe777

      It does and with its specs, it will be a great device if LG tweak the software a little bit better.

  • Could be interesting depending on battery life as well as the aforementioned skin.

  • BrianLipp

    Sounds like a beast phone……that will be ruined by LGs “Whatever they’re calling it now” Skin

    • If only there was some magical way to put a third party launcher on the phone…

      • JoshGroff

        Bam: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.launcher&hl=en

        All hail my magical might. 🙂 Now if only there were some magical way to disable annoying features that bog down the phone, that would be awesome. 😉

        • dicky

          disable all the crap ware in apps settings. put on launcher of choice and you are set. or maybe go to launcher n app settings and clear default so you can select the default home. would that work?

          • JoshGroff

            You don’t have to clear defaults when a new launcher is installed unless you accidentally set the stock back as default. But yeah, that’s what I do with most devices, or root them and flash an AOSP based ROM.

      • Detonation

        Skins are more than just the launcher

        • the specs on this phone will push anything that LG puts on it without a second thought. I wouldn’t care if it came with a crapped down version of Froyo.

  • Steven

    I am sure Apple will sue. It has rounded corners.

    • Justin

      It looks really similar to the iPhone 5, honestly.

    • tomn1ce

      It would be nice if crapple does sue them that way LG can rub the Prada design on their face and invalidate crapple’s stupid, retarded patent of a rectangle with round corners.

  • Fabyloso

    I see LG, and all I can think of is the LG Chocolate that I used to have, and thought it was the coolest phone ever.

    • Funny thing is, we got a press release earlier in the week saying that the designer of this phone was the same one that designed the Chocolate.

      • Fabyloso

        There doesn’t seem to be much design on this phone. It’s black, square (w/rounded edges), and has a few buttons around the bezel.

        • Bigwavedave25

          Yeah, probably wouldn’t take more than two ID guys to run the design department’s smartphone devision these days…

        • AnGeLFaCe777

          It looks like the GS2, which is Samsung’s best device to this date.

      • ddevito

        Chocolate-covered Jelly Beans?!

        • AnGeLFaCe777

          you never stop trolling lol.

    • AnGeLFaCe777

      LG came out with good devices before. The chocolate, voyager were great devices back then. They need to make a good comeback this year or the next that way we will have more competition among manufactures.

      • ChrisTraeger1

        It’s nice to see you back.

        • AnGeLFaCe777

          Thanks lol :”)

  • Jroc869, Cool story bro

    That phone kinda reminds me of the samsung infuse design wise

  • Jack

    It’s LG, so…meh.

    Ron Swanson, I eagerly await your manly return to primetime television, you magnificent mustachioed beast.

    • EL Big CHRIS


  • Ron_Swanson

    Looks like a beast.

    • mustbepbs

      Only BEASTSUNG can make beast phones.

      • susan

        you forget about Samsung’s crap android phones just two years ago when HTC ruled. Both Korean OEMS sucked eggs. It is possible they can return to glory.

  • LG has yet to catch my eye, that NOTE look alike that came out recently wasn’t an exception. Lets see it LG!