LG and Qualcomm announced something sort of interesting tonight. Their next smartphone, the successor to the Optimus G, will use Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 800 processor. LG didn’t announce a name or anything, but its due out later this year.
The new Snapdragon 800 processors will feature a 75% increase in performance from a Krait 400 CPU, 4G LTE Advanced Technology, an Adreno 330 GPU which will offer 2x better performance than the previous 320 GPU, Ultra HD video capture, and much more.
This is exciting news, especially since LG just recently announced that they had sold 1 million Optimus G Pro units in South Korea. We’re excited to see what LG has in store for us.
LG, QUALCOMM EXPAND SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATION WITH NEXT G SERIES SMARTPHONE
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.