LG Optimus G combines quad core chip and a 47inch display

first_imgLG just couldn’t contain its excitement and has spilled the beans on the Optimus G ahead of IFA 2012, which kicks off on Friday. It’s understandable that LG had a hard time keeping its finger off the publish button — the Optimus G is an absolute beast of a smartphone, and it could do wonders for elevating LG’s stature in the Android arena.The Optimus G gets the ball rolling in a hurry with Qualcomm’s APQ8064 processor, a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro clocked at 1.5GHz — and the generous 2GB of RAM will provide plenty of operational elbow room. The SoC also features an Adreno 320 GPU, and that combination should put its benchmark scores right up there with the big boys. Previous tests from Qualcomm show the chip comfortably besting the HTC One X and Galaxy S3, and its Sunscript score undercut the competition by nearly 25%.Its big performance will go nicely with its big screen: the Optimus G features a 4.7-inch, 1280 x 768 LG G2 Touch Hybrid gapless display. LG has also equipped the Optimus G for external viewing for those times when five inches isn’t nearly big enough, with Dual Screen Dual Play mirroring and “live zoom” for videos. Power will be provided by a 2100mAh battery — also produced by LG — which is reportedly good for a whopping 800 charge cycles.Rounding out the Optimus G’s spec sheet are 1.3MP front- and 13MP rear-facing cameras (no hump necessary on this one), Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, an MHL port, and 32GB of internal storage. The Optimus G will also be the first quad core smartphone to feature LTE support. And while the Optimus LG is big and bad in some respects, it’s not in others: it’s just 8.45mm thin and it weighs just 30 grams more than the iPhone 4S %displayPrice% at %seller% .NTT Docomo customers will get first crack at the Optimus G, and they’ll have their choice of white and red in the coming months. We’ll have to wait for the official word on a global rollout, but it’s hard to imagine LG not wanting to get this smartphone on retail shelves in as many countries as possible.More at Engadget and LGlast_img read more