Qualcomm's Powerful New Snapdragon 800 Coming To LG Optimus G2

Hardly a day has gone by since we posted our review of the LG Optimus G Pro, but already LG and Qualcomm have announced an LG Optimus phone with a better, faster, more powerful processor. The companies jointly announced that the upcoming LG Optimus will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip, as opposed to the LG Optimus G Pro’s Snapdragon 600.

LG claims that the quad-core Snapdragon 800 will offer a 75% boost in performance over the Snapdragon S4 Pro, and despite its power, the chip supposedly has excellent battery efficiency. The Snapdragon 800 is built with four Krait 400 CPUs with an enhanced aSMP architecture and the new Adreno 330 GPU.

LG Optimus G Pro
LG Optimus G Pro with Snapdragon 600

One of the key selling points of the Snapdragon 800 is its 4G LTE capabilities, which purports to deliver optimal mobile broadband performance by maximizing bandwidth for faster data and improved latency. The phone will also boast support for the Ultra HD format, HD multichannel audio, and Qualcomm IZat Location technology with GNSS.

Qualcomm is also planning to work with Microsoft on using Snapdragon 800s in the next hardware refresh of Surface RT devices.

Not to put too fine a point on it, LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company CEO Dr. Jong-seok Park stated, “The result of this collaboration will in many ways be the industry’s best smartphone by which all other devices will be measured.”

Needless to say, Qualcomm and LG are excited about this chip and the phone that will run on it. Or should we say, still excited.