Qualcomm confirms LG smartphone with Snapdragon S4 processor, probably Optimus G

Remember the rumors about a new top of the line LG phone that surfaced just a few days ago? Well, they just got quite a bit more credible. Without any word from LG, processor manufacturer Qualcomm apparently decided to jump the gun, and go ahead and announce some information about the new device. According to the company, a new LG smartphone (most likely the aforementioned Optimus G) is in fact in the works, and it will come with a Snapdragon S4 processor.

This should be good news for Android fans, as the Snapdragon S4 is one of the fastest chips on the market today. In addition, the rest of the rumored Optimus G specs include a 4.7-inch HD display, 2GB of RAM, and 13MP camera, which should compliment the S4 quite well. Qualcomm also revealed that the device will be packing an LTE chip as well, which hopefully means Verizon and AT&T LTE support here in the US.

Qualcomm even decided to share information on the Optimus G’s release, and said that it will be coming out this September in South Korea. We’ll know all the details of the smarpthone then, but may have to wait a little longer to get a hold of it here in the states. Although LG doesn’t have the greatest track record with Android smartphones, they have a chance to really make a comeback with the Optimus G. Even with the right specs, the build quality and software could be a problem, but based on what we have so far I’m certainly going to keep an eye out for whatever LG decides to release in September.

[Engadget]
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Aaron Orquia

Aaron Orquia is an associate editor at Pocketables. He has been using Android and Linux since he bought his first computer years ago, and his interest in technology, software, and tweaking both to work just right has only grown stronger since then. His current gadgets include a OnePlus One, a Pebble smartwatch, and an Acer C720 Chromebook.

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