On 17 May LG unveiled its latest Optimus LTE2 which will reportedly be the world's first smartphone to offer 2GB of RAM. The company has announced that the device will be available in Korea starting this week. There is no official announcement about the worldwide release of the new LG smartphone. However, there are suggestions the device could actually be powerful enough to tackle the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S3.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is a feature-packed smartphone that includes innovative additions like Smart Stay, Direct Call, Smart Alert, Social Tag and S Voice. It boasts a powerful processor, a large screen and two models with 16/32GB of internal storage space.
Here is a rundown of how the smartphones stack up:
The LG Optimus LTE2 touts a 4.7in True HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels. The screen offers multi-touch functionality. It integrates new User Interface, Optimus UI 3.0 that provides features like face recognition unlocking and widget size control.
In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S3 flaunts a 4.8in Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels. It includes Corning Gorilla Glass 2 and TouchWiz 4.0 UI.
The Optimus LTE2 is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU and Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon chipset.
In contrast, the Galaxy S3 is powered by a 1.4GHz Cortex-A9 quad-core CPU and an Exynos 4212 quad chipset. It includes Mali 400MP GPU.
Both smartphones have an eight megapixel rear-facing camera featuring auto-focus, LED flash, geo-tagging and face and smile detection. Users will have the ability to capture video of 1080p. The Samsung smartphone offers support to a secondary camera of 1.9 megapixels, while the LG smartphone has a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera.
The Optimus LTE2 runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, while the Galaxy S3 runs on Android 4.0.4 ICS.
The Optimus LTE2 has onboard storage of 16GB. It has support for a microSD card with additional memory space of 32GB.
The Galaxy S3 has internal storage options of 16/32GB (a 64GB is expected). It packs a microSD card slot with the option to expand memory to 64GB.
The LG smartphone features Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and support to Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and LE. In comparison, the Samsung smartphone includes Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and offers support to Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and EDR.
The Optimus LTE2 boasts of Li-Ion 2150mAh standard battery which allows for stand by time of up to 250 hours and talk time of up to 10 hours. The Galaxy S3 includes Li-Ion 2100mAh standard battery.