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By Oonagh Reidy | Friday | 21/06/2013

Phone maker ups ante 4K video, faster 4G, eye-popping graphics on Snapdragon 800 processor.

LG's new Optimus G will house quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 - the "most advanced mobile chipset" in the industry, it announced yesterday. 

LG says its next G series (likely to be Optimus G2) with Snapdragon 800 "redefines the smartphone experience" with potent performance, graphics (new Adreno 330 GPU ) and battery life. 

The potent chip also has next gen 4K abilities will also video capture, playback and display in Ultra HD (four times the resolution of 1080p Full HD), 4G LTE  'Advanced Carrier Aggregation' technology making web speeds "even faster "and less latency.  

The "advanced" mobile chipset promises "up to" 75% better performance than the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor on the original Optimus G. 

"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." said Murthy Renduchintala, executive vice president.

LG's Mobile boss said the move was a "significant step forward in the mobile experience." 

"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 Mobile Communications. 

"The result of this collaboration will in many ways be the industry's best smartphone, by which all other devices will be measured." 

Here a list of the new technology on new Snapdragon 800. 

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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