Samsung's turbocharged LTE Advanced-capable Galaxy S4 may be set to hit the market first, but perennial Korean shadow LG won't be far behind in launching its own Snapdragon 800-equipped smartphone.
Possibly in response to Samsung's news the other day, LG has issued a press release announcing that the next-generation Optimus G flagship will launch in Q3 with Qualcomm's latest high-end processor on board.
Early benchmarks have already revealed the Snapdragon 800 as something special, and LG highlights that it'll be good for up to 75% better performance than the Snapdragon S4 Pro found inside the likes of the Nexus 4.
Advantages include enhanced aSMP architecture, integrated 4G Advanced connectivity, the speedy new Adreno 330 GPU, and more advanced display and sound support.
LG Mobile boss Dr. Jong-seok Park provides the well-he-would-say-that-wouldn't-he moment:
“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. The result of this collaboration will in many ways be the industry’s best smartphone by which all other devices will be measured.”
What we don't know yet, though, is just what the handset in question will be called. Recently it emerged that the Optimus name may be shunted to LG's mid-range offerings, which this clearly won't be.
The suggestion is that the “G” could live on by itself in some form. Still, the LG G? Might need some work...