Oct 04 AT 1:02 AM Taylor Wimberly 13 Comments

This is what the LG Revolution 2 could look like


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?

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Show Press Release

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.

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  • Panatella

    Woa! That IPS screen technology is really promising, i thought AMOLED was the way to go, but this changes everything, again.

  • R.S

    Pretty impressive specs overall. Sounds like the Revolution 2 will have a great battery life!

    On a side note, I’m really liking the look of the textured back.

  • http://binary-lab.blogspot.com Binarylab

    Yes, and it will be available with Android 2.2 like O2X, with possible upgrade to 2.3.5 in 2013 ;)

    After very bad experience with o2x, I’ll never buy a smartphone from LG. Even if it will be added to a cornflakes box for free.

    • PikkonX

      Exactly. After the ongoing G2x/O2x debacle, it’ll be a cold day in hell before I or anyone I know purchases anything LG branded. Hopefully the Nexus Prime will be announced for T-Mobile sometime soon or I’ll just have to get a Galaxy S II next week.

  • uknowme

    Wow it really looks like LG is stepping up. I’m pretty impressed. I’ll still hold judgement until I actually try it.

  • Tico4674

    After owning the g2x it will be a very long time before I purchase or recommend an lg smartphone. I’m convinced that the g2x is plagued by more than mere software bugs. The hardware definitely suffers from a lack of quality control. Great specs but not for me, bring on the prime!

  • Nate B.

    All it has is a higher resolution. That’s cool & all but to beat the best thing you can’t up it in one area. The user ex is way better on the SGSII.That’s the problem now with manufacturing. They go from a 1.2 to a 1.5 & call it a number 2. Nothing to exciting. SGSII still the best phone out. Nexus Prime is up.

  • http://androidfriki.com AndroidFriki

    Cool! i would like to have my hands on it already

  • metafor

    So many LTE “second gen” phones coming out but they all have the same problem: they’re using power-hungry, 45nm LTE modems.

    I’ll wait for 28nm modems.

  • The Dude

    Don’t buy it. I am serious.
    You’ll be stuck on a half baked android version forever that will make you feel like you bought a phone with half the specs.

    Believe me. I own a LG Optimus 2X.

  • johnny

    you guys saying you’ll never buy another LG phone because of the GX2 is what i said about samsungs’ galaxy 1 lineup. Broken gps and laggy as hell with an 8 month overdue froyo update. Looks like they fixed majority of the problems with the GSII. Looks like LG is learning from their mistakes!

    • eagle1967

      g2x owner. trust us when we say we woundnt piss on LG to put out fire. i dont care if it came with icecream sandwhich , which if it doesnt dont hold your breath. they are a joke. they sold the gslate with a non-locked bootloader and than locked it with an update and refuse to even answer a question as to why. go to their forums there only response is well look into it and let you know-and that will be the last post you see from them in what ever thread it is. there is a difference between samsung and lg. samsung cares LG only cares about what they can sucker the next person to buy. samsung has talented personal on the software side. lg seems to have people new to all of this and have no care to release anything in a timely manner or how to fix what they broke. their updates actually take away features and they dont include features that are 1 of the big advertised features of the android version they update to when they do put out the update..(check out gslate threads)(g2x update downgraded camera software and caused front camera to not be able to use its advertised resolution), and as in the o2x/g2x they released the g2x in the us 2 months + after the o2x and it was released with the same freezing and reboots issues the o2x had 2 months prior.
      they do make great screens, tv /monitors. and im sure the screen is everything advertised as long as they learned to close the edges so that back light bleed doesnt wash out the screen.
      and the specs seem awesome.
      unfortunately ill never get to see it because you couldnt make me by anything from lg again on a bet. they are a piece of trash company that will never see a dime of my money until i die…period!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      does that mean they will never release a good product..no they probably will and i hope it sits on the shelves as they sit and scratch there heads as to why people wont buy their products.
      let me know if you want to know how i really feel :)
      LG—-Like Garbage.

      • lp

        Wow dude, try getting laid…

        You’ve got a lot of pent up anger issues, loser…