LG is sending members of the press an invite to an event that’s scheduled to take place on September 19th in New York City. Qualcomm’s logo is prominently displayed in the top right corner, which means we’re probably going to hear about the LG Optimus G. Quick recap for those of you who haven’t heard of that device: It’s supposed to be the first smartphone to use Qualcomm’s quad core Snapdragon S4 chip. It’ll also have a 13 megapixel camera, something that’s incredibly rare in today’s market. Sony has two devices with 13 megapixel cameras, the Xperia T and the Xperia V.
But enough about Sony, is LG going to blow our minds next week? Yes and no. We’re geeks, we’re not ashamed to admit that, so any handset maker announcing a device with an insane spec sheet is going to get a lot of attention from us. That being said, we can’t really remember the last time we were excited about an LG device. That’s not to say that LG doesn’t make good phones. It’s just … Samsung and HTC make better ones. And when you’re taking $600 or more out of your wallet to buy a smartphone, you want the best one. You don’t want number two.
Here are the questions we hope to find answers to next Wednesday: What version of Android does this device run? How offensive is the skin on top? When will this device hit the market? How much is it going to cost? Which operator will be subsidizing it? When will it land in Europe and Asia? Assuming there’s 4G LTE inside, and it’s pretty much 100% guaranteed, which bands are going to be supported?
We sincerely hope that LG doesn’t pull an Optimus 4X HD again. That phone was announced in February and it only started shipping last month. That six month gap is simply unacceptable.