LG’s next smartphone to use Qualcomm’s quad-core chip

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AndroidMx has handled the upcoming device and posted pictures and screenshots from the phone’s settings page. (Credit: AndroidMx)

In a press release, LG Electronics announced that its upcoming smartphone will make use of Qualcomm’s latest quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 processor as well as component technology from various sister companies. These include battery, panel and touch technology from LG Chem, LG display and LG Innotek, respectively.

LG Chem’s contribution will apparently give the new smartphone a battery that is 60 percent more efficient than similarly sized batteries. it is also claimed to have a lifespan of 800 recharge cycles, an improvement over the standard 500 charges in batteries today.

The new True HD IPS+ display will have a resolution of 1,280 x 768 pixels, and boasts of generating 470 nits of brightness, while supposedly consuming 70 percent less power compared with AMOLED screens when displaying a white background. This screen will have a pixel density of 320ppi, so working backwards using the formula for ppi calculation, it’ll sport a 4.7-inch display.

Related to this is the touchscreen technology that will eliminate the gap between the glass and the LCD panel. This is not completely new since HTC has something similar in the HTC one X Android smartphone.

While that’s all we know officially, the phone has unofficially been leaked through AndroidMx, which got hands-on time with it. Codenamed Optimus G, other noteworthy features include 2GB RAM for running programs, a 13-megapixel camera and Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)–though we hope that last item may change since Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) is already available.

LG has not said when this product will be announced. if it’s soon, this phone needs to really impress as high-profile smartphone announcements from Apple, Nokia and Samsung are all expected in the next three weeks.

LG’s next smartphone to use Qualcomm’s quad-core chip

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