Yesterday in San Diego, Qualcomm and LG announced their successful collaboration on the Optimus G successor, the Optimus G2. The next Optimus G-series smartphone will reportedly feature the mighty Snapdragon 800 processor, which promises a 75% boost over the last-gen Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset thanks to the new Krait 400 cores. The new Adreno 330 GPU on the other hand is said to offer double the punch the Adreno 320 gives.
“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,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The result of this collaboration will in many ways be the industry’s best smartphone by which all other devices will be measured.”
Other highlights of the Optimus G2 and the Snapdragon 800 CPU altogether are the fast LTE Advanced speeds and 4K video encoding and decoding capabilities. There’s also the IZat Location technology on-board, featuring GNSS for more accurate navigation and location services.
We expect the announcement of the Optimus G2 to take place this summer, most probably at IFA 2013, followed by an Autmun release. Are you getting heated up for the next Optimus G?