The Samsung Galaxy S III might be the talk of the whole smartphone world right now but that doesn't mean LG is sitting silently alone in the corner. Fact is, Sammy's interstate rival has also announce d a top tier smartphone in the form of the Optimus LTE2. So, what's special about it? Well, for starters, it's the first handset ever to have 2GB of RAM! Yep, you read that right. That's 2GB of memory for a freakin' smartphone!
Aside from the amount of RAM on this one (which is double the standard for today's current crop of smartphones), the Optimus LTE2 sports what is called a TrueHD IPS which has In-Plane Switching tech, the standard RGB subpixel layout (as opposed to the Galaxy S III's Pentile Matrix), and probably a 720p resolution. Other goodies include wireless induction charging, a camera that can be operated with your voice, Android Ice Cream Sandwich and, as its name states, LTE connectivity. As for the power department, LG says the Optimus LTE2 boasts up to 40% more battery life thanks to its 2,150mAh battery. No word on other specs like the CPU although we won't be surprised if it comes with a dual-core chip since LG already has the quad-core Optimus 4X HD. That is if the company's not planning to have more than one quad-core handset this year.
Now, back to the 2GB of RAM. We think 1GB of memory would suffice even for top-notch smartphones, and doubling that might be overkill for some. But, hey, we're certainly not complaining and we think it's safe to say this one will be a multi-tasking monster. The Optimus 2X will be available in South Korea, as expected, within the month. Here's to hoping it will find its way to local store shelves soon, too.