Android Phones

Qualcomm reveals Snapdragon S4 Pro will likely power LG Optimus G

August 23, 2012 | by Natesh Sood

Android Phones, LG


A couple of days ago, information regarding the powerful LG Optimus G was leaked and tipped for  an IFA 2012 introduction.  While the device certainly features high-end hardware, the processor it would launch with is unknown.  Today, Qualcomm released a statement regarding its upcoming Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and it is said to power new LG smartphones.

The statement by Qualcomm doesn’t specifically name the Optimus G, but it says it is found in LG’s new quad-core smartphone expected to launch in Korea in September.  Here is the exact statement by Qualcomm on the Snapdragon S4:

Qualcomm will supply the latest Snapdragon™ S4 Pro platform to LG, enabling LG’s new quad-core smartphone, which is currently in production with anticipated commercial availability in Korea in September and global rollout to follow. This smartphone will be the newest commercial and global device to offer a quad core CPU Snapdragon S4 processor along with 3G/LTE multi-mode capabilities, delivering a superior mobile experience for voice, web browsing, games, user interfaces and other graphics applications.

The time frame and device information certainly matches up nicely with the information we previously heard.  With the Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor powering the Optimus G, it will certainly be a force in the smartphone department.  Hopefully the IFA 2012 press conference will clear any lingering doubt about the Optimus G.