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LG Electronics and Qualcomm this week announced that the successor to the popular LG Optimus will utilize Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, one of the industry’s most advanced mobile application processor. With up to 75% 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.

“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. The result of this collaboration will in many ways be the industry’s best smartphone by which all other devices will be measured,” said Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics mobile communications company.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 features four Qualcomm Krait-400 (Cortex-A9-like with 3 decoders, 11 stage pipeline, VFPv4 FPU, 128-bit NEON accelerator, L2 2MB cache [512KB per core]) general-purpose cores with speeds of up to 2.3GHz per core customized for low power consumption, powerful Adreno 330 graphics processing unit (unified shader architecture; supports Direct3D 11 feature level 9_3, OpenGL ES 3.0, OpenGL ES 2.0, OpenGL ES 1.1, OpenVG 1.1, EGL 1.4, Direct3D Mobile, SVGT 1.2) and 32-bit dual-channel LPDDR3 controller with up to 800MHz memory support. The chip fully supports 1080p capture and playback, and can support up to a 13MP camera.

In addition to quad-core CPU processing power and advanced graphics core, Qualcomm 800 incorporate a set of radio technologies, including Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, GSM/GRPS/EDGE, W-CDMA/UMTS/HSDPA/HSPA+, MBMS, 4G/LTE cat.4, CDMA2000/EV-DO and TD-SCDMA.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with four Krait 400 cores is the industry’s first high-end chip to integrate a 4G/LTE Advanced modem with carrier aggregation and category 4 data speeds up to 150Mb/s. 

“We are pleased with our continued collaboration with LG. 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,” said Murthy Renduchintala, executive vice president of Qualcomm Technologies.

The new LG Optimus G2 is expected to become available later this year. 

Tags: LG, LG Electronics, Qualcomm, Snapdragon, 28nm

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