Sources scouring the LG US web site stumbled upon some product information for a new LG smartphone. Dubbed the LG Splendor, the model number is US730. The information was found on the support pages of the LG US site and included some product images and specifications. No news on a release date or the cost for the device. The pages have since been taken down.
The LG Splendor is similar to the LG Optimus L7. Equipped with an 800×480, 4.3-inch screen, a 1GHz cpu, and 2GB of built-in memory, the new phone will come loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
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The folks at BriefMobile were leaked a screenshot of a new quad-core device by LG sporting a 4.7-inch HD screen and LTE, and it looks like it might make its way to Sprint. Here’s what they know:
- The device is the G (LS970), with “G” being the internal code name. Yes, that would make this the LG “G”.
- It is 4G LTE-capable, probably for Sprint since they are the only carrier that uses LG’s “LS###” product codes.
- It will have a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, most likely a TI OMAP5 since the OMAP5 is slated to be in mass production by Q4 this year, right around when this phone should be coming out. Also, this would be one of the first LTE devices with a compatible quad-core processor.
- The screen will be a 4.7-inch HD display, most likely a True HD IPS720p display.
- The handset will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (duh!)
The screenshot shows a very small thumbnail, which is most likely a placeholder, but could be fairly representative of the “G” as it looks similar to the Nitro HD with a larger screen.
All in all, it looks like a promising high-end device, but I can’t help but feel it’s just a tad too late to the game considering the Evo 4G LTE‘s imminent release.
The really-long-named LG Optimus True HD LTE has already launched in Korea, Japan, the U.S. and Canada. LG is now expanding the reach of this device to Germany, Portugal, Sweden, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
The handset includes a 4.5-inch 1280 x 720 True HD IPS display, 8MP camera, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Wait. What? Yes, the LG Optimus True HD LTE will arrive without the latest version of Android, though an update to Android 4.0 will be coming sometime in the future.
MetroPCS just launched the affordable LG Optimus M+, a $129 handset with a 3.5-inch screen, 800MHz CPU, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread on board. It does not have access to Metro’s 4G LTE network, which helps keep the price down. The M+ is the follow up to MetroPCS’s first Android phone, the LG Optimus M, back in 2010.
For the last year or so, LG has really stepped it up in the Android mobile arena making a mark with their Optimus line of smartphones. The latest announcement of their new offerings showcased three devices, the LG Optimus L7, L5 and L3 that were expected to go on sale in Europe by the 1st half of 2012. Well, according to LG France, the new L7 is scheduled to hit shelves in late April with the L5 expected to follow suit in May. In case you missed the presser, the Optimus L7 will be equipped with a single-core processor, 4.3 inch screen with a floating mass display, 5 MP camera with LED flash and will be served with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The Optimus L5 will ship out with similar specs with differences being a 4 inch screen and an 800 MHz single-core processor. Do take note that the L5 will also come with ICS on board. No pricing is available yet for the L5 but the L7 is said to be free on contract. Despite the slightly dated specs, these phones look to be very nice additions to LG’s current lineup.
LG’s Optimus LTE has already been galavanting around South Korea and Japan, and the U.S. has seen it as the LG Spectrum and LG Nitro HD. Now, right before launching in Hong Kong at the end of April, LG has decided to change its name to the LG Optimus True HD LTE. Name changes between markets is commonplace, so what’s the big deal? The big deal is the “True HD” portion of the name. It’s apparently a slam against Samsung’s Super AMOLED HD technology, which uses a Pentile pixel layout, meaning less sub-pixels per pixel, reducing some sharpness.
LG doesn’t think Samsung should use “HD” for it’s screens because of this, so they added “True HD” to call attention to the fact that their screens will NOT use a Pentile display and is therefore real HD. LG has also criticized AMOLED’s over-saturated colors and higher power consumption, stating that LG’s AH-IPS screens have a more consistent power consumption across varying levels of whiteness.
This amounts to mostly a spec war since most users cannot tell the difference between Samsung’s latest Super AMOLED HD screens (seen on the Galaxy Nexus) and other non-pentile HD screens, at least when it comes to sharpness and clarity. The higher color saturation is typically seen as a positive to most users who aren’t concerned with true color reproduction, but if they do any sort of semi-serious photography with their devices, it becomes more noticeable. All this drama will most likely go away as soon as Samsung releases their Super AMOLED Plus panels in time for the Samsung Galaxy S III.
Check out some of LG’s slides comparing the two technologies after the break.
Let me first clue you in on a few of the specs of the LG Viper. This device may not be at the top of the food chain, but it’s not bad. Let’s start off by mentioning the OS, Android 2.3, which could quite possibly be upgraded to 4.0. The LG Viper sports a 4inch 480×800 screen, powered by a 1.2Ghz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, LTE, 5MP rear-facing camera with a front-facing camera to compliment. 4GB built-in storage and a microSD card slot to expand on that storage. NFC and Google Wallet are also included with this Sprint device to round out a pretty robust Android phone for a mere $99 with a new 2yr contract.
So for those of you with Sprint, and an upgrade burning a hole in your pocket, this device may be for you. Maybe you’re looking for a change from your current provider. If so this could be your chance to get your pre-order in on the first Sprint LTE phone at a great price. And with the rumor of a release date of April 22nd, you could be making calls, texting, surfing the web on your new LG Viper 4G LTE in just over a week!
As sure as night follows day, benchmark bickering follows the release of a new Android device. I guess we never really outgrow the childhood “My Dad’s bigger than your Dad” complex. Only a couple of days ago we showed you how HTC’s One S performed and now it’s big brothers turn as the One X goes head-to-head with LG’s Optimus 4X HD in a battle of the quad-core titans.
Techblog got its hands on both devices and put them through popular benchmarking tools Quadrant, AnTuTu and NenaMark2. Not surprisingly the results were relatively similar with each phone performing stronger in certain areas. Quadrant saw the LG score a very respectable 4,512 with the HTC posting a market leading 4,909. LG came out the narrow winner in the AnTuTu test posting a 11,147 over HTC’s 11,030. Finally the HTC managed 47.6 fps ahead of the LG which managed 44.5 fps in the NenaMark test.
So whilst all the publicity and hype is firmly set around the HTC device it’s encouraging to see that LG’s flagship phone more than holds its own against the best in the market. The true test as always will come down to which one performs every tasks better, no doubt a story for another day. Will you be considering the Optimus 4X HD as an alternative to the LG One X? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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Most of the major manufacturers have their flagship devices out in stores now or on their way (see exhibit A and exhibit B), but what about LG’s flagship device? Sure we’d heard about about the LG Optimus 4X back at MWC this year, but LG seems to have yet another flagship device in the works. The device called the D1L, shares similar features with the Optimus 4X such as a 4.7-inch screen with a 1280×720 resolution. However, unlike the Optimus 4X which features a quad-core processor, the D1L will feature the snappy dual-core Snapdragon S4 chip. No word on additional information on the device or when it will be released.
So what do you think gang? You guys excited for the D1L?