With the arrival of Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon S4 Pro chip, the fight for the fastest Android phone has tightened up. LG is claiming to become the first company to incorporate this chip in their smartphones.
Last week LG outed a teaser video, where the company showcased it flagship product, Optimus G, one of the most awaited products this season which was said to come powered by Qualcomm’s quad core chip. And yes, recently the new Optimus smartphones was officially presented at a press conference in Korea.
LG announced the release of Optimus G with a unique User Experience (UX) in the Korean market and confirmed that the new phone will hit retail stores as early as next week of this instant at a price tag of 999,900 KRW ($895, Rs. 48,395).
Besides the Koreans, Japan’s NTT DoCoMo will also be the first to get the Japanese version of the Optimus G in October. While, availability in other parts of Asia (including India) will follow shortly in November.
As far as specifications are concerned, LG Optimus G will be a powerhouse smart phone with Qualcomm’s quad Krait APQ8064 SoC based on a 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 IPS display with in-cell touch from LG display, including either an 8MP camera with no back bulge or 13 MP camera with a slight bulge. Further, the new phone will also include connectivity features such as Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, MHL, DLNA, and most probably NFC.
With this flagship 4G LTE smartphone and its powerful hardware, LG is also giving what they call a unique “User Experience (UX)” supported by innovative hardware performance with a number of interesting user interface custom features. The powerful hardware included in the Optimus G allows for the possibility of such a creative and engaging UX which will able Optimus G users to “live without boundaries.”
The most admirable addition to the software is QSlide Function which can be helpful to display two application screens at the same time. This will enabling performing more than one task simultaneously. For example, Mobile Users can search or send messages, while watching a video or playing a game.
Other custom software features include Live Zooming , for Zooming up to 5X in a video while it is streamed, Dual Screen Dual Play for mirroring the smart phone and TV with different content, Quick Memo for writing a note with the finger directly on a captured screen and sharing an URL or attachment, ApplicationLink for launching preset applications when the alarmed is turned off, Icon Personalizer for customizing app icons, Time Catch Shot for selecting the best photo among various shots taken and Smart Shutter detects device vibrations or the motion of the subject and adjust the shutter speed accordingly.
LG Optimus G battery is quite remarkable as the company has partnered with LG Chem to develop an innovative battery with a lifespan of 800 cycles unlike standard batteries that only have 500 cycles lifespan.
Hence, it will be quite interesting to see how LG manages to provide a more competitive battle ground when compared to that of Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X.