Friday , August 17 2018

We brought you the news about LG’s new Optimus G a little while back. This beast will be powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 chip — a quad-core behemoth that runs at 1.5GHz. Not content with just announcing the device, LG have decided to hype up the upcoming release of the Optimus G with a teaser video released on YouTube. You can watch the video below.

To recap, the Optimus G will feature the Snapdragon S4 APQ8064 with Adreno 320 GPU, a new battery technology developed by LG Chem, a 13 megapixel shooter (although, it will be an 8mp camera here in Australia) and a 4.7″ HD display with a pixel density of 320ppi. This phone looks pretty impressive — maybe our previous, lacklustre experience from last year with LG will be turned around?

LG certainly haven’t done too well in the past — Samsung and HTC make the most popular Android handsets at the moment, so the Optimus G represents a good possibility to turn around that past experience and claw back some market share. On paper, this device looks like it will be a show-stopper — a large screen, a whale of a battery, and 2GB of RAM, something other manufacturers struggle to include on so-called premium handsets.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Christopher Chris Theofilaktos
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Sounds good but why the dramatically worse camera for the Aus version? Hardware definitely sounds good, I wonder what the software will look like and what the dev community for the device will be like.

AxisofEvil01
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AxisofEvil01

Exactly. These days you need a software experience built around brand cachet. They need to make the brand ‘cool’ again

greviousmcg
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It’s a good looking phone with fantastic hardware so I hope it get the attention it deserves providing as Alex has said they don’t screw around with the UI.

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Its a sexy piece of hadware… Lets hope the software will match it.

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