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LG Sort of Announces New Optimus G Series of Phones, Will Feature Snapdragon 800 Processors

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As has become typical of LG over the last year, the electronics company has made a mobile-related announcement on the eve of a major Samsung Galaxy event. LG has in-a-way unveiled their new line of Optimus G products, though no hardware or exact names have been revealed. What they did mention in a press release this evening, was that their new Optimus G series will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors, that will “redefine the smartphone experience.” 

Qualcomm showed off their new Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz to a select group of journalists yesterday, producing benchmarks that put the rest of the current mobile processor industry to shame. But that’s to be expected in almost any next-gen technology these days. The only competition for the 800 will likely come from NVIDIA’s Tegra 4, assuming NVIDIA can find partners willing to adopt the chipset into their tablets and smartphones.

We’re talking 75% performance increase over last year’s Snapdragon S4 Pro, with 4G LTE Advanced integration, a new Adreno 330 GPU, 1080p Miracast, output in Ultra HD, and more.

So again, LG only announced tonight that they will have a new Optimus G series of phones and that they will be powered by the Snapdragon 800. Fun, right?

Does this mean that Samsung is going to unveil the LTE Advanced Galaxy S4 with a Snapdragon 800 tomorrow? You know, so that LG can say, “We did it first!”

LG, QUALCOMM EXPAND SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATION WITH NEXT G SERIES SMARTPHONE

Successor to Original G Series to Feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Processor for the Ultimate Mobile Experience

SAN DIEGO, June 19, 2013 — Expanding on a collaboration with a proven track record of success, LG Electronics, Inc. (LG), Qualcomm Incorporated, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., today announced that the successor to the award-winning LG Optimus will utilize Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 processor, the industry’s most advanced mobile chipset. Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

LG’s G series device powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors will redefine the smartphone experience through stunning performance, rich graphics and outstanding battery efficiency. Capable of carrier aggregation, the Snapdragon 800 processor is designed to allow LTE to be even faster by maximizing spectrum bandwidth to increase data speeds and reduce latency.

“With a powerful combination of LG’s core smartphone technologies and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, we are taking a significant step forward in the mobile experience,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The result of this collaboration will in many ways be the industry’s best smartphone by which all other devices will be measured.”

“We are pleased with continued collaboration with LG,” said Murthy Renduchintala, executive vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and co-president, Qualcomm mobile and computing. “Fully tailored and tightly integrated with the entire next G series platform, the new, best-in-class Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor will help deliver blazing fast web browsing, eye-popping graphics, seamless connectivity as well as an unmatched multimedia experience.”

Delivering up to 75 percent better performance than the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, the Snapdragon 800 processor will feature many of the industry’s leading technologies for the ultimate mobile experience, including:

  • Higher speeds with Krait 400 CPUs in quad configuration to deliver greater processing and communication performance;
  • Enhanced aSMP (asynchronous Symmetric Multiprocessing) architecture for dynamic power sensing and control for peak performance per core and improved battery life without the use of specialized cores;
  • Fully integrated connectivity with a wide variety of communication options including 4G LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation;
  • New Adreno™ 330 GPU delivering more than two times better performance for compute applications over the current Adreno 320 GPU;\
  • Video capture, playback and display in Ultra HD format, four times higher density than 1080p HD;
  • HD multichannel audio with DTS-HD and Dolby Digital Plus, supporting higher display resolutions up to 2560 x 2048 pixels and Miracast 1080p HD; and
  • Qualcomm IZat Location technology, featuring GNSS for more accurate navigation and location services.
  • Phillip Wiggins

    I would totally buy an S4 with LTE Advanced, but I would be mad if I already bought the regular S4 two months ago.

  • bananatroll

    lg is living in the past. Hardware navigation buttons are obnoxious!

    • Bionic

      I dunno, i understand some people hate them, but I honestly dont mind them on my S4

  • dmagicp

    I just love reading those specs over and over again. Just hearing about the graphics, processing power and Super amazing HD screen seems to make the words transform into music, lift off from the screen, and sing their way into my ears. I doubt that Motorola is going to have anything close to this with the XFON but I could be wrong. All I know is if the Note III has the Snapdragon 800 on board with a HD screen like that, and Samsung continues to keep the home button OFF of said screen, then we may have the greatest cell phone ever created on our hands.

    • bionicwaffle

      +1 home, back, task-switch off screen!!!

  • mechapathy

    Fingers crossed for the Snapdragon 800 in the Nextus.

  • http://www.minecraftgames.co/ Minecraft Games

    800 Snapdragon Processors, a relatively large number also.

    • Sean Royce

      800 processors? That’s a lot mate :P

  • Ian Smith

    are those capacitive buttons?

    • dragonthc

      just like my current Optimus G, yes they are capacitive buttons.

  • calum wilper

    plleeeaaaaseeee verizon… pleeeeaasseeee

  • Bionic

    Motorola Nova

    • Ian Smith

      WTF???

      • Bionic

        Like that huh? :)

        • Greyhame

          I can’t tell if you do this in an attempt to try to help keep interest in Motorola, or as an attention grab. I’m thinking more and more lately that it’s the latter.

          • Bionic

            To help motorola. Why would I care if random user names like what I have to say?

          • Justin

            Just tell us this: When is the Motorola “hero” device coming, according to you or Sarge or God?

          • nvitone23

            the one that they are referring to…October…the Nova which in my opinion is the better option, Q1 2014

          • Justin

            What’s likely to be the difference between the “October edition” and the “Nova edition”?

          • Bionic

            No. Sarge said 2014 for nova. X phone hero is just the 5 inch x phone

          • nvitone23

            thats what i said, Q1 2014 for nova….october for 5 in. hero

          • tyguy829

            Do you have any updates for specs on the hero x phone? Any chance we will see an 800? Or will it just be the 600 or even that s4 prime you mentioned a while ago? Day 1 gnex owner, and dont think i can wait for the nova

          • Bionic

            no updates at this time

          • nvitone23

            you can do it man. believe me, Ive seen the specs list of the two side by side. its really worth a few months of waiting

          • tyguy829

            damn, i know you’re right but i’ve already had my gnex’s usb port replaced once and it’s starting to fail again. I guess we’ll see how it’s holding up in october. Thanks

          • nvitone23

            What really is convincing me to hold off until the Nova is the snapdragon 800 which is miles ahead of any mobile processor we have seen, the removable 3200 mah battery, VoLTE capabilities, and the incredible build quality…oh and it has IP-57 certification

          • tyguy829

            i mean that does sound amazing. But wont a new qualcomm generation be announced in january, so getting the 800 in late q1 or q2 will be like getting the s4 pro as the one and s4 came out this year right? This may sound dumb, but why couldnt they just make the october x phone the nova? Unless im missing something, they have all of the components available (the 800 will be mass produced by october). Why the holdup for an extra several months?

          • nvitone23

            I get what youre saying but if they do announce the next generation, they wont be implemented for some time so youd be waiting even longer. The 800 is revolutionary so I personally am gonna jump on it. As far as the timing of the Nova, I can’t really say much…I don’t know any of that inside stuff and sarge hasnt really gone that far into detail, but it does take time to perfect a phone

          • Bionic

            Scheduled for October

          • Justin

            What’s likely to be the difference between that one and the Nova?

          • Bionic

            More RAM, the 800, bigger screen, removable battery.

          • Justin

            So the really great specs are going to be hitting Q1 2014 from Motorola?

          • Bionic

            According to sarge yes. Possibly Q2

          • Justin

            So I guess my Galaxy Nexus should last until the “Nova”! Where the hell is Sarge anyways!

          • Bionic

            In the matrix

          • Justin

            Ugh… where the hell are all of the leaks! I want leaks! Can’t EVLeaks come foward with some grand info…

          • Bionic

            Sarge > evleaks

          • Justin

            True, we’ve gotten more tips and whatnot. Don’t know if it’s worth asking but any news on the Galaxy Note 3? Possibility of announcement at Samsung’s event tomorrow instead of at IFA in August? Thanks for the info, by the way!

          • Bionic

            Sarge has one and is playing with it. It’s pretty much what we all expected.

          • Justin

            That was a confusing response hahahaha. You mean his playing around with a Galaxy Note 3??

          • Bionic

            Yes.

          • Justin

            WHAAAAAT! Any possibility of it making a cameo tomorrow at the Samsung event?!

          • nvitone23

            The guy is the real deal. And I doubt it.

          • Justin

            Damn, that’s amazing LOL

          • nvitone23

            Thats why we have been trying to share the wealth. Unfortunately most are thick-headed until the evidence is there in their face.

          • Justin

            I gotta ask, how do you guys know him? Understandable if you can’t answer

          • Bionic

            We fought klingons in the war together. And through the interwebz

          • nvitone23

            Can’t say man. I’m sorry but he’s gotta stay as anonymous as possible. Otherwise no more inside info. You gotta understand that hes probably signed a NDA and isn’t supposed to be giving anything out.

          • dmagicp

            I’m going to go ahead and step in and answer this question for bionic. Plausible deny ability is great. Lol! There are certain companies out there like one that starts with a V that have their employees sign a non disclosure agreement when they are hired. It means that if you as a Verizon employee, talk about anything that we show you on a blog site, we can fire you, and possibly sue you for monetary damages if it results in trade secrets being disclosed which can cause them to lose money. I don’t work for Verizon but I know people that do. The right people. At any given time and months before a phone is released to the public, it is already sitting on the desks of certain employees that play with it, make calls on it, test it out with the Verizon billing system to make sure there aren’t going to be any bugs or hiccups before the device is released. Bionic probably works for Verizon or another carrier and he has seen and touched the xfon, the galaxy note 3, and probably quite a few more phones that we don’t even know about yet. I had a friend that worked at Verizon that had a Motorola Xoom on his desk a full year before it was released to the public for example. Bionic can’t say any of the things that I am saying right now because if whatever company he works for found out that it was him he would be fired. Here is a secret about Verizon that I was told a long time ago by a someone who knows. After all of the carriers switch to the next iteration of cellular technology from 4G, Verizon is going to stop selling phones. You will buy your phone from a place like best buy or amazon and activate it on their network. I was told that Verizon is losing too much money by investing in hardware and they want to move away from that. This same person told me that they were getting away from unlimited data almost a year before Verizon even announced it. I don’t know why people don’t believe bionic when he shares certain things because he is taking a huge risk by doing it. And this stuff isn’t impossible. I have seen some of these devices that haven’t been released yet. Verizon and all of the other carriers have to let employees test these phones out before they are released to the public so that the bugs can be eliminated before their launch. So instead of people teasing him, maybe you guys should be thanking him. I know I wouldn’t take that risk of losing my job just to try and share some info with folks about a phone. With that being said, hey bionic, all I want to know is if the Galaxy Note III made from aluminum this time or plastic?

          • Bionic

            That I have no idea. Possibly.

          • Justin

            If I can attempt to ask this: What role does Sarge have? How does he do this stuff??

          • Bionic

            He just has connections in the right places. I’m not saying more than that.

          • Justin

            Understandable. Seems like I’ll get the Note 3 if I’m anxious but I’ll likely wait for the “Nova”

          • Justin

            Last question, when’s the regular Moto X (the little one passed through the FCC) announcement supposed to be?

          • nvitone23

            no clue…its gonna be mid-range though…personally I have no interest…All or nothing!

          • Justin

            Same here. No interest, just want to know when we’ll see it

          • Bionic

            Soon, but no hard date is known

          • n900mixalot

            Non-existent? Made up? In your head?

          • nvitone23

            im in the same boat…day 1 galaxy nexus owner…contract ends in mid-december so its perfect

          • nvitone23

            yes…BEASTLY specs…as in i couldn’t imagine a more perfect phone for myself while remaining in realistic boundaries

          • nvitone23

            the reason i say wait is, the 600 will be out for months before the 5 in hero device comes out…so why give in and purchase that when you can get the nova just a few months later with a processor that blows every other mobile processor out of the water

          • bananatroll

            So let me get this straight:

            Theres the Moto X PHone which is the hero device correct?

            Then theres the moto XFON which is the mid range… right?

            What exactly are the differences if any? Lol why do they both have the same neame?

            keep it up bro!

          • Bionic

            Names are always subject to change. The mid range phone still does not have an official name because its not announced yet, same goes for the 5 inch.

            They both wont have the same name at launch. Probably

          • Greyhame

            That’s an encouraging reply. Carry on.

    • Eats poop

      Is that a serious answer?

    • nvitone23

      aka my next phone :)

      • Bionic

        You’ll by waiting a while

        • nvitone23

          Have to wait til mid-December anyway if I’m gonna switch to T-Mobile. Shouldn’t be too much longer than that.

    • http://twitter.com/zbaltrip Zach B

      A wild Bionic appears…spouting new yarns! :-P
      But no seriously, tell us more. Hypebeast is about to go to 9000%

      • nvitone23

        Nova = my dream phone

      • Bionic

        2014 phone. 5.2 inch screen. Snapdragon 800. 3GB RAM. Per sarge.

      • Jonathan Williams

        9000?!?!?!!?!?!?

    • jb

      I am guessing that’s a code name and/or this phone isn’t coming to Verizon because those Viva Movil customers aren’t going to pay for a “Motorola No-Go”! lol

    • bananatroll

      will it run stock android? All carriers again?

      • Bionic

        Little is known about the Nova since its 6 months away at least

    • Steve Benson

      So there’s three phone coming from Moto now?

      – XFON – mid range device; to launch end of summer;
      – Moto X – high end “Hero” device; to launch in the fall;
      – Motorola Nova – cutting edge, 5+ inch screen, 800 processor, 3gb RAM; due in Q1 or Q2 of 2014;

      Do I have that correct?

      • Bionic

        4. There is also an Intel powered ATOM coming but the Nova is better. The Nova is going to be Motorola’s holy shitt phone. But yes you are correct.

  • TheWenger

    Make this a Nexus. I will throw money at it until it becomes mine.

    • Nigerian_Prince

      Are you familiar with Western Union? If so it is your lucky day!

    • g2gsr

      I completely agree!