A little over two weeks after officially announcing the Optimus LTE2’s coming, LG has already put the new smartphone up for sale in its native land, South Korea. The Optimus LTE’s successor is not the most affordable handheld out there, but it will come with some great tech specs, including one that pushes that really pushes the envelope.
If you’ve been following us for more than a little while, you might remember that we told you that the phone will be the first ever to come with 2 GB of RAM. However, that’s pretty much all we knew about the new phone’s tech specs, which made us a bit cautious in predicting its success and popularity.
Now, LG’s officials have released a full spec sheet for the Optimus LTE2 and we must say… we’re impressed. The 2 GB of RAM will be coupled with a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, which is pretty much the standard in raw power these days, and the display is itself set to be gorgeous.
With a 4.7-inch diagonal, the “True HD” screen will feature a 1280 x 720 pixels resolution and will use a full RGB matrix, considered by many superior to the PenTile used in Galaxy S3’s display (more on that here).
Other features include an 8 MP rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED flash, an 1.3 MP front-facing webcam, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G LTE connectivity, a microSD card slot and a hefty 2,150 mAh battery, reportedly capable of running for “6.5 hours of mobile TV and up to 10 hours of talk time” between charges.
We still don’t know how much internal storage space the LTE2 will feature, but we’re guessing that it will come with the standard 16 GB. As far as software goes, LG’s new phone will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, with the new Optimus UI 3.0 overlay on top. You should also know that it supports wireless charging, with the help of a separate, optional pad universally, compatible with the Wireless Power Consortium standards.
The LG Optimus LTE2 has already started selling in South Korea, where it goes for 935,000 won (around $800) with no contract. The phone’s main target is to exceed its predecessor’s popularity, which has sold more than a million units in Korea alone, but unfortunately there’s no word about a possible release in Europe or the US.
I personally think that this gadget has the potential to be at least as “competitive” as the Optimus 4X HD, a phone that has already been made official for Europe and the Americas, so I would be terribly disappointed if LG won’t release this big guy outside Asia.
What do you guys think? Would the LG Optimus LTE2 be something to interest you if it were to come your way?