LG and Qualcomm tonight announced that the follow-up to 2012's LG Optimus G flagship smartphone will use the Snapdragon 800 processor. The as-yet unnamed phone (it's not been publicly announced, anyway) is expected to be announced later this year.

The continued partnership isn't unexpected -- the original Optimus G was one of the first out of the gate with the Snapdragon S4 Pro. The Snapdragon 800 promises a 75 percent performance increase over that system, sporting the Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 330 GPU, LTE Advanced capability and Ultra HD video capture, playback and display.


Successor to Original G Series to Feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Processor for the Ultimate Mobile Experience

SAN DIEGO, June 19, 2013 — Expanding on a collaboration with a proven track record of success, LG Electronics, Inc. (LG), Qualcomm Incorporated, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., today announced that the successor to the award-winning LG Optimus will utilize Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 processor, the industry’s most advanced mobile chipset. Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc

LG’s G series device powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors will redefine the smartphone experience through stunning performance, rich graphics and outstanding battery efficiency. Capable of carrier aggregation, the Snapdragon 800 processor is designed to allow LTE to be even faster by maximizing spectrum bandwidth to increase data speeds and reduce latency.

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

“We are pleased with continued collaboration with LG,” said Murthy Renduchintala, executive vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and co-president, Qualcomm mobile and computing. “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.”

Delivering up to 75 percent 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, including:

  • Higher speeds with Krait 400 CPUs in quad configuration to deliver greater processing and communication performance;
  • Enhanced aSMP (asynchronous Symmetric Multiprocessing) architecture for dynamic power sensing and control for peak performance per core and improved battery life without the use of specialized cores;
  • Fully integrated connectivity with a wide variety of communication options including 4G LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation;
  • New Adreno™ 330 GPU delivering more than two times better performance for compute applications over the current Adreno 320 GPU;
  • Video capture, playback and display in Ultra HD format, four times higher density than 1080p HD;
  • HD multichannel audio with DTS-HD and Dolby Digital Plus, supporting higher display resolutions up to 2560 x 2048 pixels and Miracast 1080p HD; and
  • Qualcomm IZat Location technology, featuring GNSS for more accurate navigation and location services.
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barondebxl says:

"LG and Samsung tonight announced that the follow-up to 2012's LG Optimus G flagship smartphone....". You meant LG and Qualcomm right?

Derp. Fixed. :)

jonathan3579 says:

LG and Samsung? 0_0

Armada says:

LG and Samsung announce the Galaxy Optimus. Or is it the Options Galaxy?

return_0 says:

Autocorrect got ya ;)

Ezye1313 says:

This is what I'm waiting on!

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junglejunkie says:

Hopefully the N5 will rock a S800.

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TheWenger says:

My body is ready.

LegacyEvoAce says:

Oh my lordy lord I can't wait!

nube_android says:

Nexus 5 get's S800! YAY

jimbo says:

Nope. LG is not manufacturing the Nexus 5.


How's this for a repetitive ego boost.

return_0 says:

And you have the inside information to prove it, right?

Currently, all rumors (and hints from LG itself) point to an LG-made Nexus 5.

RaiderWill says:


sirheck says:

A 75% increase in performance over the S4 pro is a pretty good boost.

s2weden2000 says:

that's on the way

Bradleybones says:

Could we have this yesterday, please?

Cokerf1 says:

Can't wait what carrier? ??

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biln says:

Is that a real mermaid? Wtf is a mermaid doing in that pic?

baldypal says:

LOL! i wasn't exactly wondering if she was a real mermaid but I was wondering the same thing as to why? will it be waterproof maybe?

ConTejas says:

Life is good?! It's their TM. That's my take on it.

deadpenguins says:

A.... real... mermaid?

hermond says:

Isn't the new Korean variant of the Galaxy S4 coming with the 800 and LTE-advanced? That will probably be the first 800 processor phone, why not talk about that? Are you guys being paid by LG? :) :) Joke, joke.

jimbo says:

HTC will also soon announce the Snapdragon 800 for the HTC One availability later this year


Ego in your face.

RaiderWill says:

Where is your Proof of that ???
Do you believe this statement.....

neonworm says:

Proof or it didn't happen.

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John-Smith says:

Ohh god, 75% increase over the S4 Pro... My Nexus 4 is amazingly smooth, I wonder what they can do with a 75% increase.

Pretty amazing times we're living in. Can't wait to see more products coming out with the 800 series processors.

I just want the Nexus 7-2 to have a Snapdragon 600.. And I want it, NOW! C'mon Googs!! Give me more information!!

Anyways, back on topic. Remember this time last year guys? Well everyone was talking shit about LG.. Now look at them.

ConTejas says:

Regarding the S4 Pro in my AOKP PUB n Franco'd beast of a device...how do you get 75% faster than "instant?" Makes the GS4 feel like a turd (ok, a bit harsh/hyperbole) and the One just okay. Can't wait to find out with the N5 that will surely rock this chipset. Still hope HTC will win the next Nexus bid, but LG would be a-okay with me.

nboatr says:

My LG Optimus G pro is already faster then the Galaxy Note. this is great time to be a Phone Junkie...
Lg will be the first with flexible Screen and now super fast S4 Processor.

return_0 says:

What the heck is in that picture?

neonworm says:

A mermaid.

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