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Don’t hold your breath for LG’s D1L, it turns out to be the LG Optimus LTE 2

June 20, 2012

Back when specs of the Samsung Galaxy S3 were still as mythical as unicorns, we reported a couple times how LG was preparing a super phone of its own to compete with the Galaxy S3 – complete with its own wireless charging solution. Dubbed as the LG D1L, the phone was to come with a 4.7-inch display of 1280 x 720 resolution, a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 4G LTE connectivity, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Where’s the LG D1L now?

Scouring the web to look for more information on the LG D1L will only lead you nowhere, because The Verge has received confirmation from the Korean company that the LG D1L is none other than the recently launched –in Korea, at least – LG Optimus LTE 2. There’s your mystery solved right there.

Aside from the name change, LG hasn’t changed the specs of the phone at all – even down to the dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor. It’s a nice surprise to see the inclusion of a 2GB of RAM and 2,150mAh battery though.

For those who have yet to check out the LG Optimus LTE 2, we have to say it does look like an enlarged Samsung Galaxy S2. It’s a good thing the Galaxy S3 comes with that curvaceous body. Speaking of which, if LG’s intention was to create competition for the Galaxy S3, the company has certainly succeeded in the specs department. It’s now only a matter of getting the beast out of South Korea and introducing it to the rest of the world. Failing that, there’s always the LG Optimus 4X HD and the upcoming LG Eclipse with its quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor.