It seems to me that LG is gaining ground to become one of the most dominant smartphone contenders in the market. Their flagship, the Optimus G, debuted late September this year, raised dust that hasn’t settled yet – and it definitely overshadowed the release of Google’s and LG’s Nexus 4. LG isn’t letting the dust settle as rumors indicate that the company is working on a successor to the Optimus G and from the look of things, it appears that it has quite some impressive specs.
According to MK Business News, a South Korean paper, the LG Optimus may come to the market in May 2013 and will feature a 5 inch screen and Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. The LG Optimus G 2 may be pushing the specs of the G a little further and may come out in time to take on Samsung’s Galaxy S4 which is also said to be in the works. The G2 may come with a full HD 1080p display – a standard already set by HTC’s Droid DNA and is expected to be maintained by Samsung when the S4 eventually comes out.
Another intriguing rumor is that the G 2 may come with the most powerful smartphone yet to feature in any smartphone – a 2.0 GHz chipset expected to have at least four cores. No other specifics regarding the chipset have surfaced so far but if LG is working on the most powerful smartphone yet, it is just a matter of time before something leaks. The original LG Optimus G, currently available on AT&T sports a 1.5 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm processor and 2 GB RAM. The LG Optimus G has not been so impressive in sales, but the company is striving to get on top of the smartphone market.
LG laste year began to work at developing high quality devices and tone down on the frequency of devices released. However, in light of the fast growing smartphone market, the company just has to release high end devices to satisfy the market. We expect the Optimus G 2 to uphold this trend.