LG and Qualcomm have hinted a new quad-core smartphone that will go up against rival flagship devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the HTC One X.
The South Korean phone maker posted a teaser to promote an alleged successor to its recently released Optimus 4X HD flagship handset.
The video gives away features that include a “second-generation” Qualcomm quad-core processor called the Snapdragon S4 Pro chip, which boasts an Adreno 320 graphics processing unit for higher HD resolution displays.
Qualcomm, a world leader in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies based in the US, confirmed its team up with LG when it unveiled the smartphone will launch with its 4G mobile technology.
Qualcomm Product Management SVP Raj Talluri said,
LG has a well-earned reputation for offering the latest and greatest in LTE devices, and we are excited to work with them to bring this commercial quad-core CPU and LTE-compatible Snapdragon platform to the global market.
This device is designed to deliver a superior mobile experience and powerful LTE capabilities.
Other than a faster quad-core processing, the upcoming device will provide “S4 Pro-exclusive features”, which includes seamless toggling between 3G, 4G and LTE networks to make sure calls do not drop if users enter an area with another mobile network technology.
Other hardware specifications are still unknown at the moment but rumors think it will come with a large 4.7-inch touchscreen to catch up with the Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X, 2 GB of RAM and a mighty 13-megapixel camera.
Its release date remains a mystery but fingers-crossed it will appear at the IFA 2012 in Berlin, Germany next week.
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