Anything Samsung can do, LG will try to do even better. Samsung’s Galaxy S II HD LTE today has met its match in the similarly super-specced LG Optimus LTE. Previously known under the codename LU6200, this handset comes with a 1280 x 720 resolution on a 4.5-inch IPS display. That packs the pixels even more tightly than on Samsung’s 4.65-inch HD phone, giving the Optimus LTE a pixel density of 326ppi. The dual-core 1.5GHz processor is also a direct match for LG’s local competitor, as is the Android 2.3 OS and relatively generous 1,830mAh battery. 1GB of RAM and 20GB of onboard storage (4GB built in, 16GB on a MicroSD card) are connected to the world via DLNA, HDMI, Wi-Fi Direct, the usual 3G, and — as the phone’s name suggests — LTE. The Optimus LTE will be available this week through SK Telecom in South Korea, though if you’re not interested in carrier subsidies it’ll also be available for KRW899,800 ($760) without a contract. A launch schedule for markets outside Korea hasn’t yet been determined, but it’s unlikely that LG will restrain its most powerful smartphone yet from testing international waters.
LG Optimus LTE launches in Korea with 1280 x 720 IPS display, LTE, and a dual-core 1.5GHz SoC
LG Optimus LTE launches in Korea with 1280 x 720 IPS display, LTE, and a dual-core 1.5GHz SoC/
The LG LU6200 has become the Optimus LTE, one of a growing new breed of HD phones.