With the Samsung Galaxy S III ready to be officially unveiled on May 3, LG is also preparing a new Android smartphone, which should be its direct response to Samsung’s flagship device.
As reported not long ago, LG’s upcoming handset is codenamed D1L. We’ve already told you that this should come with a 4.7 inch HD display, dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, LTE connectivity, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Now, Korean website DDaily has unveiled another feature of the new device: built-in wireless charging (which, if previous rumors are to be believed, is also included in the Galaxy S III).
It’s not the first time LG is using wireless charging for a smartphone. Verizon’s LG Revolution can be charged wirelessly, too, but for that you need to buy an optional backplate (pictured below) that makes it thicker. Naturally, you won’t have this problem with the LG D1L, since its original case reportedly supports wireless charging by default.
DDaily says the LG D1L will be released in South Korea (via all three major mobile carriers) at the end of May. Unfortunately, the website has no details on the handset’s global availability. But we’ll find out more on this soon, so stay tuned.