LG's Newest Smartphone: The 4.7" Optimus G With LTE, 1.5GHz Snapdragon CPU

In the wake of the Apple vs. Samsung ruling, it looks as if LG may be the one accused of copying here. The new Optimus G may look a little familiar... to anyone that ever seen the original Galaxy S II design. This new smartphone is set to become a giant in the sector, boasting an LTE radio as well as a quad-core CPU. That's a pairing that has been hard to come by so far, with a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 powering things. There's also a new 4.7" in-cell touch panel with a 1280x768 resolution. You may notice practically no bezel, and that's because there's only 3mm surrounding the IPS display. Other specs include a 13MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, 2100mAh battery and 2GB of memory. The entire unit measures just 8mm thick, and it'll ship in black and white.

Android 4.0 will be the OS onboard, and it'll ship initially in Korea and Japan. It's nearly a sure bet that this unit will hit other shores by the end of the year, and it'll need every ounce of hype it can get to rival new holiday offerings from HTC, Apple, Samsung and Nokia.