LG: Optimus G successor will be powered by Snapdragon 800 processor

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: June 19, 2013

LG Optimus G rear

LG hasn't officially announced the follow-up to last year's Optimus G flagship, but tonight the manufacturer revealed one of the pieces of hardware that'll be inside the upcoming smartphone. LG and Qualcomm have confirmed that the successor to the Optimus G will be powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor.

The two companies say that the Snapdragon 800 offers 75 percent better performance than the Snapdragon S4 Pro that powered the original Optimus G (OG OG?) as well as an enhanced architecture that'll offer dynamic power sensing and control, which will lead to optimum performance from each core as well as improved battery life. Also included with the Snapdragon 800 is an Adreno 330 GPU, Ultra HD video capture and playback capabilities and support for 4G LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation, which maximizes spectrum bandwidth to provide faster data speeds and lower latency.

There's not much else that we know about LG's Optimus G follow-up, but the fact that it'll come to market with a Snapdragon 800 chip means that it'll like be a device that spec hounds will want to keep an eye out for. LG previously said that the next Optimus G will debut sometime in Q3 2013, so as long as the company can stick to that timeframe, we should start hearing more about the future flagship in the coming months. What other features would you like to see LG include in its Optimus G successor?

Via LG Newsroom