Recent reports say Samsung is on a roll with plans of launching new Android devices. LG seems to be not far behind, too, especially with word about an upcoming Android smartphone called the LG Optimus EX (LG SU880).

According to Korean tech blog Moveplayer, the LG Optimus EX is headed for Korean mobile carriers SK Telecom and LG U+ at a still-unknown date. Moveplayer was also able to acquire a leaked image of the phone’s looks.

Just days after the real-life photos of the LG Optimus LTE were spread around, we see this upcoming device. Although very little is known about the LG Optimus EX, reports have been mentioning that it will be using Google’s Android 2.3 Gingebread platform.

An unspecified 1.2-GHz dual-core processor is inside and will be powering the 4-inch multi-touchscreen TFT LCD display with a resolution of 800×480 pixels.

The LG Optimus EX is expected to carry 1 GB of RAM, as well as a 5-megapixel primary camera, a front-facing camera for video chat, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0 support making it a well-rounded device from LG.

WCDMA and GSM support are also reportedly on the LG Optimus EX.

As the leaked press shot of the LG Optimus EX shows, it will have speaker grills right above and below its screen. This type of design is yet to be seen from LG and according to reports, the LG Optimus EX’s sleek and sexy design will only be 9.5 millimeters thick.

The LG Optimus EX will be available in black and white colors starting this month, but there are still no information available on the exact release date and how much it would cost.

There was also talk of LG Electronics’ releasing variants of the LG Optimus EX for other Korean telecoms. It’s possible that LG might also prepare a variant for global release, though the smartphone will be hitting Korean stores first.

Who wants to fall in line for the LG Optimus EX when it reaches your country?

Image credit: Moveplayer