March 5, 2012 | by Adrian Diaconescu
LG’s new line of smartphones, featuring three stylish and elegant gadgets, the L3, L5 and L7, as well as a monster quad-core device, the Optimus 4X HD, has just been announced, but it seems that the Korean manufacturer is already thinking of its future. At least that’s what I can make of the fact that we have already spotted a pretty impressive LG smartphone’s benchmark.
Well, not ‘’we’’ as in ‘’we at Androinica’’, but the guys at ameblo.jp, our most trusted daily source of leaks of all sorts. The LG F160L, spotted by ameblo at glbenchmark.com, is set to run Android 4.0 out of the box and to be powered by a spanking new quad-core 1.5 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 ‘’Krait’’ processor.
The F160L will also sport an HD 1280 x 720 pixels resolution screen, but that’s pretty much all we know right now about this supposed future Android-based smartphone. Of course, there’s no way to know when the device will be released and how much it will cost and I personally don’t want to start rumors of any kind, but it seems very likely that this is a product to be released in 2012.
If the F160L (don’t panic, that’s clearly not a final official name!) will prove to be real and in the works anytime soon, it will finally be clear for all of us that LG is trying out a marketing strategy that HTC, for example, has found inefficient. That is to launch many different gadgets at the same time or around the same time and to let technology enthusiasts choose the product (or products) that best fit their needs and tastes.
How about it, would you a fancy a high-end LG smartphone similar to the 4X HD, but with a Krait chipset under its hood or do you think that there are sufficient options on today’s (and tomorrow’s) market already?