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June 20, 2013

LG Optimus G to now utilize Qualcomm Snapdragon 800

The times they are a changing, or so the saying goes. We’ve been hearing a lot about LG lately, and although the LG high end line of phones will no longer be referred to as “Optimus“, the low end to medium range will be, and with that, the new Optimus G is getting a brand new Snapdragon processor to go with it: The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800.

What makes the Snapdragon so snappy (sorry, we couldn’t resist) is its incredible ability to display everything in Ultra HD format, as well as to record it all. For the movie buffs in all of us, that is a welcome sigh of relief. Also, the new Adreno 330 GPU apparently doubles the performance of the old Adreno 320 GPU, which means quicker load times, and less lag.

In our recent test of the Snapdragon 800, we were blown away by its performance. To find out that it’s going into a mainstream medium range model however, totally justifies a full review of the next Optimus series. Right now, the Optimus series runs on a 600 model that we can’t complain about. But you have to also keep in mind that right now, the Optimus goes all the way up to madly expensive territory.

This all equates to a very simple truth; That the next wave of LG smartphones will be less expensive than their forerunners, while also being faster and more capable. As consumers, we’re sure you’re stoked. And as people in the industry, we’re very intrigued. Stay tuned for more info as it comes in.