LG lining up Galaxy S III killer to eclipse Korean rival Samsung?

LG lining up Galaxy S III killer to eclipse Korean rival Samsung?Samsung is now the biggest phone manufacturer in the world - but if another South Korean maker (LG) wants to get a look in, it's going to have to up its game.

And apparently it has, according to a post over at Briefmobile. It reckons LG is working on a quad-core smartphone that will, on paper at least, easily have the measure of the likes of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III or the newly released HTC One X.

The device goes by thename of the 'Eclipse', model number LS970, and will reportedly come with a 1.5GHz quad-core Krait Snapdragon processor with an Adreno 320 GPU and a belting 2GB of RAM. On top of that, there's 16GB of internal storage,  a 4.67-inch,  720p display, 13-megapixel camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera and a 2,100 mAh battery.

Interestingly, it looks like the Eclipse is only earmarked for the US at present, but fingers crossed it - or a European equivalent with similar features - will be heading our way too at some point. But LG can't afford to wait long, or it'll find the Galaxy S III with its feet firmly under the table just like its predecessor managed last year.

In the meantime, at least we'll have the LG Optimus 4X HD to play with instead! 2012 looks like a very interesting year!

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Pondlife  May. 11, 2012 at 19:11

That sounds rather powerful.

matt101101 / MOD  May. 11, 2012 at 22:18

1.5GHz quad-core Krait Snapdragon processor
Which isn't even going into production until the end of this year. This will be better than the SGS3 and the One X, but it'll also be coming out over half a year later.

Maybe a Note 2 and 2012 Nexus rival?

socialjeebus  May. 12, 2012 at 02:44

Ultimately it won't matter how great the phone is, LGs marketing is so awful practically nobody will know about it....

matt101101 / MOD  May. 12, 2012 at 07:41

Ultimately it won't matter how great the phone is, LGs marketing is so awful practically nobody will know about it....
Fair point, couldn't put it better myself.

Pondlife  May. 12, 2012 at 11:25

That and their software alterations no doubt hampering the hardware.

matt101101 / MOD  May. 12, 2012 at 14:55

That and their software alterations no doubt hampering the hardware.
That's not an issue, TouchWiz is crap too. Look how well the S2 and Note have sold.

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