Back to a few days ago we’ve heard about a new Nexus Phone that this time will be made by LG, and that will be based on LG’s latest flagship the Optimus G.
The rumor mill seems to be true (or untill now it goes to have a confirmation soon, or not). According to the latest reports of an XDA-Developers forum goer has posted a collection of photos for the E960, which appears to be a variant of the Optimus G — until you realize that it’s using software navigation keys, doesn’t quite resemble the international or AT&T Optimus G models and is oddly badged as the “Full JellyBean on Mako”.
According to the NenaMark2 benchmark score uploaded on the Nena Innovation AB website, the LG device has a display resolution of 1280 x 768 (it shows up as 1196 because of the space taken up by the navigations keys). It also has a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with Adreno 320 GPU, which means it is the same APQ8064 found on the Optimus G.
That’s all we can say for now. We are definitely hoping to see more of this phone in the coming weeks and learn more about it, especially on what’s ticking inside that sleek body.
And we’re quite sure that we’ll hear more about it until Google or LG confirms it.
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AT&T and Sprint Wireless will offer the LG Optimus G in the United States. AT&T will be selling the 8MP version of the smartphone, while Sprint will entice you with a 13MP snapper on the back of the Android powerhouse. Of course, both versions of the handset will feature LTE connectivity.
The rest of the LG Optimus G’s specifications are already quite familiar to us. They include Qualcomm’s beastly Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset with four 1.5GHz Krait CPU cores, two gigs of RAM, 32GB of further expandable memory, 4.7″ HD display, 2100mAh battery, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Exact pricing and availability of the LG Optimus G in the United States are yet to be known. We doubt it will be long before it hits the shelves though. In the meantime, check out our extensive preview of the smartphone over here.
Source : AT&T, PR Newswire
A rumor about an Google Nexus Phone made by LG has been surfaced. A tipster has contacted AndroidAndMe to give it a first hand account of what the LG-made Nexus is like.
Reportedly looks like about the same (in about the same size) as the current Galaxy Nexus phone. There’s a silver band running around the perimeter of the phone, similar to that of the iPhone 3G and a Nexus logo on the back similar to the Nexus 7 (with the “x” styled to look like the four-colored Nexus logo).
The tipster claims that the LG Nexus is running Android 4.2 Key Lime Pie, which at the moment is hard to distinguish from 4.1 JB . AndroidAndMe was also sent an 8MP photo with the appropriate EXIF data, though they couldn’t share it “due to the nature of the photo”. Still, the photo points to the LG Optimus Nexus using the 8MP version of the Optimus G camera (as opposed to the 13MP one).
All that is far from confirmed but the rumor mill is really insistent that LG will be making the next Nexus phone. We also heard that “Nexus” phones might be built by multiple makers, so the LG Nexus might not be the next Nexus phone, just one of a generation of Nexus phones.
Via : Androidandme
LG announces today the Optimus Vu successor, the Optimus Vu II. It’s barely been six months since LG announced the square phablet design the Optimus Vu and the Korean company has now already to come up with a successor.
The Optimus Vu II, features the same 5-inch, (1024 x 768) resolution 4:3 display and looks just as unwieldy as before. Now, however, there is a newer 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 from the Snapdragon S4 series ticking inside.
Other changes include a 2GB of built-in RAM, a slightly bigger 2,150mAh battery, IR blaster functionality to use the device as a wireless universal remote control, Miracast support, wireless charging and VoLTE capability listed in the leak is here and accounted for, as well as a Rubberdium Pen 2.0 stylus with a thinner, more precise nub. One thing we hadn’t heard about is its optional “One Key” accessory, a waterproof fob intended for your key ring that can be pressed to make your phone beep loudly if you need to find it, and light up blue or red to alert you when there are messages or if it has finished charging.
Finally,The Optimus Vu II will pack Android 4.0 out of the box plus that integrated IR blaster and QRemote software to control your home theater.
The Optimus Vu II is priced at 966,900 won (About 864 US $) in Korea, though we’ll have to wait for a global announcement to have any idea how much it will cost when it be released.
Source : LG
The Optimus G is one of the most awaiting LG’s flagship, and one the most enhanced features on the Optimus G, that the Korean firm found it innovative and that we’re going to talk a bit on it (Lg talks about it on the video down below), is the 13MP sensor.
But first lets do a breakdown on the features side, the Optimus G runs on the Qualcomm APQ8064 processor, which is the quad-core version of the MSM8960 we saw on the HTC One S and several other phones. It also features a new Adreno 320 GPU, which is said to be significantly more powerful.
First off, the Optimus G will be sold in both 8MP and 13MP varieties depending on the region. Secondly, the camera module was built by LG Innotek, for what that’s worth. The 13MP sensor is backside illuminated with a total size of 1/3.06″ and an estimated pixel size of 1.1 microns per pixel (those are some really tiny pixels there).
Further more features will include a 2GB of RAM, a a 4.7-inch 1280×768 IPS display, 720p True HD IPS display, 13MP camera, 2,100mAh battery and Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich on top of all.
Following its success in Korea and Japan, the Optimus Vu : will make his shipment on the world market starting with the markets of Europe, Asia, and the Middle-East/Africa the Latin America in September. Being the first with a 5 “screen in 4:3 ratio, the Optimus Viewed: stands out as a single device connected to the traditional boundary between tablet and smartphone.
Since its launch in Korea in March, the Optimus Vu: has sold over 500,000 copies, showing the acceptance of its format to the public. Receiving unit in Korea convinced LG to launch Optimus Viewed: Japan this month, where he was well received by Japanese consumers.
For its worldwide release, the Optimus Viewed: will be equipped with a mobile processor NVIDIA Tegra 3, a quad-core 4-PLUS-1 ™ with a fifth processor energy savings, which will allow a great compromise between performance and energy consumption. 4 processors are used for tasks requiring high performance such as games and multitasking. For calls, emails, music and video playback, only the fifth heart energy saving will be in action, and it consumes much less battery.
With its IPS screen resolution 5 “in 4:3, the Optimus Vu : is a very special which is both highly mobile and very spacious.
The Optimus Vu : features an enhanced version of QuickMemo ™ and Notebook, two features that are very useful with a large screen.
Operating System: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Display: 5.0 “XGA IPS 4:3 ratio with 768 x 1024 pixels
Camera: 8.0MP rear / 1.3MP in front
Size: 139.6 x 90.4 x 8.5mm
Source : LG