The LG Optimus G proved to be more than just another LG phone. It did a great job at amazing us when it launched in the fall of last year since it marked a new and more elegant deployment of smartphones from LG at times when their past was clouded by cheap phones. Another thing that characterized that Optimus G was that it was the firs smartphone to launch with the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, which has now led the way to more efficient and powerful processors like the Snapdragon 600 and 800.
A lot of us have been left wondering when Qualcomm will launch the first smartphone with the intriguing Snapdragon 800 processor, but as of their official announcement today, we already know what device will be on the debut line-up. The LG Optimus G successor is slated for the third quarter of 2013, and both companies have already confirmed that it’ll carry the Snapdragon 800. This processor is also being mentioned as 75% faster than the Snapdragon S4 Pro that the current Optimus G runs, and it’s even capable of offering LTE-Advanced data speeds.
Judging by the success of the Optimus G, this successor will prove to be another hit worth considering, so keep your wallets ready during this fall.