Android has come a long way since the days of companies launching “iPhone killers”. It seems that the Android ecosystem has a king now and that’s Galaxy S II. And that’s why LG is supposedly not wasting any time and is trying to dethrone it. LG has long been a close competitor to Samsung, so this comes off as no surprise.
If you remember LG last year, they wanted to be the first manufacturer with a dual core Tegra 2 smartphone on the market. Unfortunately, they had to cut some corners to do that. They didn’t have time to put Android 2.3 on the Optimus 2X, and it also came with quite a few bugs. So we know that LG can build a phone that can out-spec every phone on the market. But the real question will be, will it be polished enough? We’ll see. I believe they deserve the benefit of the doubt,and they are catching up fast with other top manufacturers in the Android ecosystem.
So what are these rumored specs for the “Galaxy S II killer” apparently named LG LU6200 (please don’t make that launch name LG)? Let’s take a look:
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If that picture is accurate, this phone is poorly designed. You can’t use a 4.5″ 16×9 display and have such big vertical bezels (with buttons) and expect to be competitive in the future (or I sure hope you can’t anyway – it’s certainly not what I want and I’d rather this market had a lot of well designed phones for me to choose from). If it were me, I’d try very hard to use a 5″ 1280×800 with ultra small bezels – something like 4mm and 8mm (gets you to around 124×75 mm which is a very attractive size for me). Let the phone get thicker in the center (up to 14 mm) to hold the best camera on the market (best the N8), and you have a winner.
Indeed, the design doesn’t seem that great. For me, I think 4.3″ is the maximum size for a phone with physical buttons, and 4.5-4.7″ for one with the buttons integrated in the interface, but it remains to be seen if they’ll actually do that with ICS. The 5.3″ Galaxy Note is a great device, and will have its place in the market, but I doubt it fits very well in a pocket.