Aug 23 AT 3:38 PM Nick Gray 20 Comments

Quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro powered LG smartphone confirmed by Qualcomm


The Xiaomi Mi-Two may have been the first announced with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon S4 Pro chip, but Qualcomm just let slip that its new chip will also be powering an upcoming LG device. The unnamed LG device will hit the Korean market in September with a global rollout to come at a later date. This unnamed LG device could be linked to recent rumors of the LG Optimus G, which is said to feature a quad-core processor, 13-megapixel camera, 2GB of RAM and access to voice over LTE.

Qualcomm will supply the latest Snapdragonâ„¢ S4 Pro platform to LG, enabling LG’s new quad-core smartphone, which is currently in production with anticipated commercial availability in Korea in September and global rollout to follow. This smartphone will be the newest commercial and global device to offer a quad core CPU Snapdragon S4 processor along with 3G/LTE multi-mode capabilities, delivering a superior mobile experience for voice, web browsing, games, user interfaces and other graphics applications.Qualcomm

The current breed of phones running on Qualcomm’s dual-core S4 processors have the best balance, battery life and system performance we have ever seen. Things can only get better with the new  Snapdragon S4 Pro chip. We have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot more of Qualcomm’s new chip in the coming months.

Source: Anandtech

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • aranea

    I hope that’s the LG optimus Nexus.

    • OnIn2

      Would you buy an LG phone ? I ~might~ be persuaded to part with my beloved G2x /sarcasm

      • Homncruse

        No sarcasm here. I’ll gladly part with mine as soon as the next generation of phones come around the corner.

      • aranea

        Why not? Depends on the other nexus phones and if it will be google handling the os upgrades.

    • R.A.P.1.$.T

      final nail in the coffin for LG. wtf is this kworl cum they better afford a true brand name losers

      • Homncruse

        I’m going to guess you’re the same person who comments on almost every article regarding a major tech brand saying “final nail in the coffin for {company}”.

        Please, just stop. It’s not funny, it’s not witty, it’s not even original, and despite what you might think, it doesn’t make you cool enough to run around with the higher level internet trolls. Your various guest names aren’t impressive either, and they only show your complete and total lack of maturity and intelligence, providing you can even spell either word without looking them up.

        Good day, sir.

        I SAID GOOD DAY!

        *deep, rant-ending breath*

        • Samuel Hurd, criminal jungle bunny (drugs…)

          final nail in the coffin for Homncruse

  • AIM2002

    I’m gonna stick with Samsung here. GALAXY S2 FOREVER!

  • CTown

    I know this is crazy but please bear with me: Snapdragon S4 Pro… Sony… Nexus… $400 unlocked…

    Did you get that Google?

    • Alexander drzfr3shboialex

      +1. Sony with Google hardware and software will be the ultimate Nexus.

  • Mix

    Unlike a few people who have already posted I can wait to see what LG has to show.

    • Homncruse

      Can, or can’t…? Because I can wait a surprisingly long time for the next LG product.

      • Mix

        Lol I mean can wait.

        LG makes some decent products and I won’t hold my breath for this one but I also wont shoot them out of the sky before the show.

        I will be looking at an Android phone that has a quad core to replace my Blackberry so the more options the merrier but I have been able to get rid of my phone for almost 2 months now….waiting sucks.

  • themost

    Even if it does have a top of the line chip, to me its still an LG phone and that alone will discourage me from buying it.

  • BigCiX

    LG is always the first to deliver. First dual core, first 3D mobile device, first quad core and now this. They just suck at software updates.

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  • Nathan D.

    LG has always been up to par when it came to the hardware side of phone. They just need a better team that has better understanding of software optimization for a better experience on phones. If they can get that down then LG would be a sure pick for smartphone.

  • Newton

    Watch it!


    LG is really trying hard. I think they see what Samsung is doing and see an opportunity to increase market share, popularity and repair their image from the g2x debacle. They’re motivated.

  • MoSDeeb

    Let’s hope LG learned a lesson from its previous phones as most have been duds.