With new releases from industry giants like Samsung recently, few were expecting LG’s news of the upcoming arrival of the LG Optimus LTE 2. The device has just been launched by LG, and is slated to be available for purchase by Korean customers later this month. Five carriers are rumored to carry the product at launch, although no plans have yet been released for bringing the smartphone to the North American market. As the product has not yet been made available to the public, most of the information presently known about the smartphone has come directly from materials distributed by LG.
Beyond a doubt, the LG Optimus LTE 2 has everyone talking because of the included 2 GB of RAM found within the smartphone. Never before has that much RAM been packed into a smartphone device, which has experts weighing in on what it could potentially mean for the smartphone game. 2 GB puts the phone on par with advanced tablet devices and even some traditional computers, and will likely mean the user experience on the phone is much faster than that found on similar phones by competitors. As for LG, the company is claiming that the additional amount of RAM should make the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system more stable on the phone.
Pictures released of the phone appear to show a device that is much more boxy than many of the phones that have recently been released by giants within the industry. Instead of opting for the curves and sleek corners many phones now feature, hard angles make up the corners of the LG Optimus LTE 2. No specifics have been released on screen size either, although experts believe it will measure just over four inches. LG claims that is it will feature a True HD IPS display
One stark improvement from the last incarnation from LG is the inclusion of a much more powerful battery with the LG Optimus LTE 2. The battery reportedly holds more than 40% as much charge as the device that came before it, meaning consumers will not need to charge their devices nearly as frequently. This could come as a great benefit to heavy users who must charge their smartphones repeatedly throughout the day. It would appear that the phone may also feature wireless charging capacity, which if true, would be another first for the smartphone world.
LG’s promotional materials also claim that the phone will have a “renal smart camera” on the back of the device. Again, without technical specifications, it is difficult to have a clear view of what exactly this will mean for competitors who are pushing similar phones. Regardless, from what limited information has been made public, it does appear that the new smartphone will have more than a fighting chance when it hits the market later this month in Korea.
Many of the technology companies regularly release phones that are only destined for the Asian marketplace, so American consumers may never have the opportunity to purchase the LG Optimus LTE 2 for themselves. Regardless, experts believe that by pushing forward with impressive phones that feature the latest in mobile technology, manufacturers can push each other to continue advancing and innovating within their respective fields. This is a win-win situation for consumers, who in turn will benefit from more advanced devices that will be capable of achieving things that were only a dream for the smartphones of yesterday.
This article is written by Kevin Moor, who also writes for trojanalert.net, a website emphasizing Trojan reviews.