LG and Qualcomm have jointly announced their collaboration on future Optimus G series Smartphones. You guessed it right, the Optimus G2 is coming, and will be powered by the Snapdragon 800 (aka beast) SoC.

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LG and Qualcomm jointly announced on Wednesday that the Korean company will use the chip makers’ latest and greatest Snapdragon 800 SoC in its future Optimus G series Smartphones. This could only mean one thing, the Optimus G2 is coming, and that it’ll be a true beast.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800, demoed yesterday, showed strong improvements in CPU benchmarks (perhaps largely due to increased core clock speeds) and almost 2x the GPU performance in many GPU-centric benchmarks. The Krait 400 cores are one thing, but the Adreno 330 GPU is another beast altogether. The SoC also supports features such as 4K decoding and capture, always-on voice recognition feature and much more.

“With a powerful combination of LG’s core Smartphone technologies and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, we are taking a significant step forward in the mobile experience. The result of this collaboration will in many ways be the industry’s best smartphone by which all other devices will be measured.”-Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO, LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.

“We are pleased with continued collaboration with LG. Fully tailored and tightly integrated with the entire next G series platform, the new, best-in-class Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor will help deliver blazing fast web browsing, eye-popping graphics, seamless connectivity as well as an unmatched multimedia experience.”-Murthy Renduchintala, executive vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., co-president, Qualcomm mobile and computing

LG Optimus G2 leak image

Leaked image of what might very well be the Optimus G2

We eagerly await the follow-up to the beautifully built Optimus G, the Optimus G2 (might end up with a different name), to hit the markets. By our estimates, it should happen anytime in the next 3 months.

Source: LG

 

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