LG hasn’t exactly been at the forefront of the smartphone wars. They’ve avoided the wrath of Apple (so far) and now they’re upping the ante with the first LTE quad core smartphone. The Optimus G will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad core processor running at 1.5 GHz and 2 GB RAM. The new LG phone won’t have the newest version of Android, but it will be operating on Ice Cream Sandwich. LG is hoping that the Optimus G can compete with Samsung’s Galaxy S3.
The smartphone will also have a 4.7 inch True HD 1280 x768 IPS display. With Qualcomm’s new Adreno 320 GPU, the graphics on the phone should be pretty stellar. On the back, there will be a 13 megapixel camera and a 1.3 megapixel camera on the front. All this in a 8.45 millimeter thin smartphone.
The phone will be available in Japan and Korea this September, but chances are it will take a while before it comes to the US.