Developing areas of the world have begun to adopt LTE services in their carrier networks. Why LTE? Simply because it is much faster than 3G and it is more efficient use of frequency bands. This simply means that if the networks adopt LTE only in their network, they can cater to more people in the future.
LG made a name for itself in selling LTE devices. They have recently announced that they have sold over 5 million LTE devices around the world.
LTE is still very young, and there are still improvements to be made. LTE still melts your battery like an ice cube on a heated stove, but at least it drives your internet needs just as fast. Ever wonder why the Samsung Galaxy S3, and the HTC One X both have quad core processors for the international versions, but only sports a dual core processor for the US LTE versions? One thing peculiar about LTE is that it doesn’t play well with quad core processors.
The build of the LG Optimus G certainly looks like the company plans to lead the next generation of devices. It sports a 4.7 inch display which is just slightly smaller than the Samsung Galaxy S3, and sports a resolution of 1280 by 768 pixels. It is a WXGA True HD IPS+ Display with a 320ppi pixel density. This display uses LG’s new G2 Touch Hybrid Display for touchscreen panels, which are slightly reminiscent of the rumored iPhone 5’s in-cell technology.
Apart from the wicked processor, LG includes the Adreno 320 GPU in the fray, giving it the best graphics to date. It also seeks to triumph over current generation 8 megapixel cameras such as the one used on the Samsung Galaxy S3 by placing a hefty 13 megapixel camera at the back. Too bad they had to nerf the front camera by placing a low 1.3 megapixel camera.
Probably the only disappointing thing about the new LG Optimus G is that it will arrive dressed in Android Ice Cream Sandwich. One would expect that at this point in the game, Jelly Bean should come right out of the box. It sure doesn’t help that LG is notorious for painfully slow updates, so as much as this is sure to get Jelly Bean sooner or later, we may see it later than sooner.
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