Earlier this evening, LG (finally) announced the successor to the Optimus G. While the phone was not explicitly named in LG's press release, we can only assume it will be the Optimus G2, the phone we've been hoping for for some time now.


LG and Qualcomm remind us in the release that the Snapdragon 800 boasts up to 75% better performance than the Optimus G's S4 Pro, along with 4G LTE Carrier Aggregation (by which data speeds are made "even faster"), better battery life, Ultra HD video capture, and support for displays up to 2560x2480, among other things.

Not much else is known about the device (like, say, its actual appearance or when it'll be available), but we'll certainly keep you posted. Check out the full press release below.



Successor to Original G Series to Feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Processor

for the Ultimate Mobile Experience

SAN DIEGO, June 19, 2013 — Expanding on a collaboration with a proven track record of success, LG Electronics, Inc. (LG), Qualcomm Incorporated, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., today announced that the successor to the award-winning LG Optimus will utilize Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 processor, the industry’s most advanced mobile chipset. Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

LG’s G series device powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors will redefine the smartphone experience through stunning performance, rich graphics and outstanding battery efficiency. Capable of carrier aggregation, the Snapdragon 800 processor is designed to allow LTE to be even faster by maximizing spectrum bandwidth to increase data speeds and reduce latency.

“With a powerful combination of LG’s core smartphone technologies and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, we are taking a significant step forward in the mobile experience,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The result of this collaboration will in many ways be the industry’s best smartphone by which all other devices will be measured.”

“We are pleased with continued collaboration with LG,” said Murthy Renduchintala, executive vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and co-president, Qualcomm mobile and computing. “Fully tailored and tightly integrated with the entire next G series platform, the new, best-in-class Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor will help deliver blazing fast web browsing, eye-popping graphics, seamless connectivity as well as an unmatched multimedia experience.”

Delivering up to 75 percent better performance than the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, the Snapdragon 800 processor will feature many of the industry’s leading technologies for the ultimate mobile experience, including:

  • Higher speeds with Krait 400 CPUs in quad configuration to deliver greater processing and communication performance;
  • Enhanced aSMP (asynchronous Symmetric Multiprocessing) architecture for dynamic power sensing and control for peak performance per core and improved battery life without the use of specialized cores;
  • Fully integrated connectivity with a wide variety of communication options including 4G LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation;
  • New Adreno™ 330 GPU delivering more than two times better performance for compute applications over the current Adreno 320 GPU;
  • Video capture, playback and display in Ultra HD format, four times higher density than 1080p HD;
  • HD multichannel audio with DTS-HD and Dolby Digital Plus, supporting higher display resolutions up to 2560 x 2048 pixels and Miracast 1080p HD; and
  • Qualcomm IZat Location technology, featuring GNSS for more accurate navigation and location services.