LG is said to be preparing a 4.7-inch flagship smartphone that will compete with Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S III super phone
LG is readyng a brand new Android 4.0 flagship smartphone that will go head-to-head with Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S III, according to a report Monday by Digital Daily. The smartphone could be the first LG handset to run Android 4.0 ICS out of the gate.
Code-named D1L, the LG handset is said to sport a 4.7-inch, 1280 x 720-pixel display and a dual-core Qualcomm S4 processor. It will also, of course, run Android 4.0 with a new LG skin on top.
Digital Daily also claims the handset will feature 4G LTE and full-on HSPA+ support. LG is planning to use an LCD for the display, too, rather than the AMOLED Samsung and HTC use.
So, can LG build a legitimate Galaxy S III competitor? Probably not, as the challenge the Galaxy S III presents is fairly problematic for most all Android smartphone vendors. Samsung’s previous two Galaxy S smartphones have been top-notch devices and I have no doubt the Galaxy S III will also catch fire. LG, for its part, has yet to produce a true hero handset here in North America or in Europe.
When reached for comment, an LG spokesperson revealed the company is indeed developing a phone with the project name D1L, but refused to offer any details. I'm sure we'll find out more next month.