Want to see what the rumored LG Revolution 2 will probably look like when it launches on Verizon around October 20? LG just announced the LG Optimus LTE for the Korean market, which we believe is the Galaxy S II killer we heard about last month. Availability of the Opitmus LTE in markets outside of Korea have yet to be determined, but the press release mentions the original LG Revolution and how this version tops their first 4G LTE handset.
The main attraction of the Optimus LTE is LG’s own 4.5-inch “True HD IPS” (1280 x 720 pixels) display. The True HD IPS display recently won an award by outclassing Samsung’s Super AMOLED Plus in a head-to-head comparsion. LG’s display consumes less power, measured at 624mW (compared to 1130mW of the Super AMOLED), and it offers 600 nits of brightness.
Highlights of the LG Optimus LTE include:
- 4.5–inch “True HD IPS” (1280 x 720 pixels) display
- 1.5 GHz dual-core processor
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS platform
- 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 1.3 megapixel front camera
- 1830 mAh battery
- 1 GB RAM
- LTE speeds up to 75 Mbps
- 132.9 x 67.9 x 10.4 mm, 135 g
- WiFi Direct, MHL, DLNA
LG’s press release didn’t specify which 1.5 GHz processor they were using, but earlier leaks suggested it was a Qualcomm Snapdragon S3. This is the same CPU that will appear in the HTC Rezound (aka HTC Vigor), so it will be interesting to see how the two phones perform in the long run. HTC has the better reputation for software updates, they support unlocked bootloaders, and they now have Beats audio. LG will really need to impress with their True HD IPS display to win customers over.
What do you think LG’s chances are of outclassing the HTC Rezound and Motorola Droid HD?
Show Press Release
LG LAUNCHES OPTIMUS LTE,
FIRST 4G HD SMARTPHONE IN KOREAN MARKET
Leading the LTE Era with Advanced True HD IPS Display Technology
SEOUL, Oct. 4, 2011 – LG Electronics (LG) today announced the Korean market launch of LG Optimus LTE, the first mobile device in the country to offer 4G connectivity with the highest resolution IPS display available on a smartphone. Developed in close collaboration with sister company LG Display, Optimus LTE features a striking 4.5–inch “True HD IPS” display which offers advanced resolution, brightness and clarity and shows colors in their most natural tones, as they were meant to be seen.
Optimus LTE also delivers enhanced performance with 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, running on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS platform. With a large 1,830 mAh battery, Optimus LTE is perfectly suited for multimedia usage. In addition, the device enables content sharing seamlessly through HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) and DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance).
“LG Optimus LTE is the first smartphone in Korea to offer vivid and clear HD content on a 4G network,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Our goal is to be a leading player in LTE devices by continuously offering best-in-class products based on our LTE patents and know-how.”
According to a recent report by Jefferies & Company, LG was listed as the global leader in LTE patents with ownership of 23 percent of approximately 1,400 LTE patents filed worldwide, with a financial value of almost USD 8 billion. LG demonstrated the world’s first LTE technology in 2007 and developed the world’s first LTE modem chipset in 2008. LG introduced the world’s fastest LTE technology in 2010 and conducted the world’s first video phone call on a LTE network in 2011. LG’s first LTE smartphone, RevolutionTM, was launched in the US earlier this year.
Availability of Optimus LTE in markets outside of Korea has not yet been determined.