Jun 20 AT 8:35 AM Nick Sarafolean 7 Comments

LG’s next G series smartphone will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 processor


Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 processor is the primary choice for a competition-destroying processor,  so we were bound to see it get stuffed into our phones soon. LG has come out to say that the next smartphone in their high-end G series line will indeed feature a Snapdragon 800 processor. They didn’t reveal anything more than that regarding this new phone, but let’s quickly run over what we already know regarding the Snapdragon 800.

The Snapdragon 800 features four Krait 400 CPUs that can run up to 2.3GHz in each core, which greatly outpaces anything else on the market. The Snapdragon 800 can also display, record and playback videos in Ultra HD resolutions; normal screen resolution of a device can be up to 2560 x 2048 pixels. Some of the other benefits are improved performance and battery life, full support for LTE advanced networks and stunning graphics capabilities with the new Adreno 330 GPU.

What we’re expecting to see with this phone is something that simply blows the competition out of the water. If LG can push this smartphone into the US carriers in a timely fashion, they could have a real shot at getting a best-seller. The Galaxy S4 and HTC One wouldn’t be able to compete with a device with specs like this.

On a scale of 1-10, how much do you guys want to see this device get fully revealed?

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Successor to Original G Series to Feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Processor
for the Ultimate Mobile Experience

SAN DIEGO, June 19, 2013 – Expanding on a collaboration with a proven track record of success, LG Electronics, Inc. (LG), Qualcomm Incorporated, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., today announced that the successor to the award-winning LG Optimus will utilize Qualcomm® Snapdragonâ„¢ 800 processor, the industry’s most advanced mobile chipset. Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

LG’s G series device powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors will redefine the smartphone experience through stunning performance, rich graphics and outstanding battery efficiency. Capable of carrier aggregation, the Snapdragon 800 processor is designed to allow LTE to be even faster by maximizing spectrum bandwidth to increase data speeds and reduce latency.

“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.”

“We are pleased with continued collaboration with LG,” said Murthy Renduchintala, executive vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and co-president, Qualcomm mobile and computing. “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.”

Delivering up to 75 percent better performance than the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, the Snapdragon 800 processor will feature many of the industry’s leading technologies for the ultimate mobile experience, including:
Higher speeds with Krait 400 CPUs in quad configuration to deliver greater processing and communication performance;
Enhanced aSMP (asynchronous Symmetric Multiprocessing) architecture for dynamic power sensing and control for peak performance per core and improved battery life without the use of specialized cores;
Fully integrated connectivity with a wide variety of communication options including 4G LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation;
New Adrenoâ„¢ 330 GPU delivering more than two times better performance for compute applications over the current Adreno 320 GPU;
Video capture, playback and display in Ultra HD format, four times higher density than 1080p HD;
HD multichannel audio with DTS-HD and Dolby Digital Plus, supporting higher display resolutions up to 2560 x 2048 pixels and Miracast 1080p HD; and
Qualcomm IZat Location technology, featuring GNSS for more accurate navigation and location services.

A nerd at heart, Nick is an average person who has a passion for all things electronic. When not spending his time writing about the latest gadgets, Nick enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and experimenting with anything and everything coffee. Should you wish to know more about him, you can follow him on Twitter @nsarafolean.

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  • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

    LG doesn’t really excite me. The Nexus 4 is their nicest “looking” phone, at least to me. But if they somehow made a beast before everyone else and it came to Verizon, I would give it a thought. But what is their track record when it comes to updating the OS through carriers? I almost never see posts about upgrades being available for LG devices on Verizon. Some, but not many.

    • john

      I have the g2 fir a few days, really like it so far. Ever had a smartphone that, at the end of a days work, still has 98% battery? I almist didnt use it, but data connection was running all the time.So there’s a big plus already!

  • Andre

    There seem to be a lot of new Android phones coming out to get excited about! I’m still excited to learn more about the X Phone!!

  • redraider133

    I am excited to see all of the new devices with the snapdragon 800 and if it really performs how they say it will.

  • Nate B.

    I’m curious to know if they’ll actually take advantage of the power and have some neat features to show them off. Or will it be powerful and not be to different from what we see today.

  • dbareis

    The IZat (indoor navigation) sounds good… A fast CPU doesn’t hurt either :-)

  • donger

    Qualcomm FTW.