If you had been hoping that yesterday’s announcement of the Galaxy S III would confirm some of the more fanciful hardware claims we heard things like a revolutionary long-range wireless charging tech or that 1080p display that kept popping-up in rumors you were likely a bit let down. Instead, we’re going to have to look elsewhere for devices that continue to push hardware limits. The Galaxy S III may not be arriving with 2GB of RAM, but if you’re looking for an Android with memory to spare, LG has its Optimus LTE2 for you to check out, launching in Korea this month.
The massive amount of RAM (by smartphone standards, at least) is easily the Optimus LTE2’s most impressive selling point based on what we know so far. The rest of the details on the phone are a little murkier, but we can make a few assumptions; after all, LG wouldn’t throw down that kind of memory without a pretty decent processor with which to pair it. While we might see a high-end dual-core component, there’s also a good chance LG could go quad-core. Two things we do know about the hardware are that LG will include a True HD IPS display, and the LTE2 will have a 2150mAh battery.
South Korea’s on tap as the first market to get the LTE2, with multiple carriers getting the phone in a week or two. Further down the road, we might hope to see the handset migrate out to other nations, as well as find more and more smartphones bumping up their RAM to this 2GB level.