[Updated With Full Specs] LG Optimus LTE2 Announced – TrueHD IPS Display, ICS, Wireless Charging. Coming mid-May

LG Optimus LTE 2

Ever wondered why you’d need LTE on smartphones? Apart from streaming, I don’t find any better use. And LTE isn’t available in most of the countries. Well, LG seems to be bullish on this next-gen technology, and they’ve announced the successor to the Optimus LTE, named logically Optimus LTE2. The device boasts of 2 GB RAM (hey, that’s exactly the amount of RAM on my PC). Also, LG cannot stop boasting about the TrueHD IPS display – it uses the traditional, superior RGB matrix, as opposed to Samsung Galaxy S3’s display, which uses the PenTile matrix.

LG hasn’t cared enough to provide the complete specs list, but here’s what we know so far –

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with LG’s Optimus UI 3.0 on top
  • 4.7″ TrueHD IPS display, 1280×720 resolution
  • 1.5 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon S4 Krait processor, Adreno 220 GPU
  • 8 MP camera on the back, LED flash, 1080p recording, front facing 1.3 MP camera
  • 2 GB RAM, (they didn’t mention the amount of internal memory even now), expandable with a microSD card slot
  • LTE, Wireless charging, Voice control, USB 2.0 with MHL, 5.1 channel audio
  • 2150 mAh battery

Funnily enough, this is LG’s answer to Samsung’s Galaxy S3, but sans all the marketing and hype. LG didn’t even bother to release the full specs list, which is sort of baffling. The device will come by mid-May to Korea, and there’s no information yet on the global launch. No pricing information as well.

I don’t see how LG aims to remain competitive.