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Qualcomm Reveals LG’s New Quad-Core Smartphone Ahead of Official Announcement

LG is gearing up to launch a new smartphone with a quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor and LTE connectivity this September, according to chip maker Qualcomm. The company revealed the device in an announcement this week, but as yet there’s been no official word from LG.

Qualcomm’s statement read:

“Qualcomm will supply the latest Snapdragon S4 Pro platform to LG, enabling LG’s new quad-core smartphone, which is currently in production with anticipated commercial availability in Korea in September and global rollout to follow. This smartphone will be the newest commercial and global device to offer a quad core CPU Snapdragon S4 processor along with 3G/LTE multi-mode capabilities, delivering a superior mobile experience for voice, web browsing, games, user interfaces and other graphics applications.”

Unfortunately, it’s unclear what this mystery device may be, because this is all the information we have at this point. However, there’s a possibility Qualcomm’s announcement is in relation to the recently rumored LG Optimus G, a device that is said to become the Korean company’s next flagship smartphone.

On Wednesday, Asia Today reported that the Optimus G would boast a quad-core processor, voice-over-LTE support (VoLTE), 2GB of RAM, a 4.7-inch display, and a 13-megapixel camera. The device is expected to do battle with Android handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S III, and could be on show at IFA in Berlin at the end of this month.

[via AnandTech]


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