LG and Qualcomm have announced that the successor to the Optimus G will be launched in the third quarter of 2013, and it will be powered by Qualcomm’s newest and most powerful chipset the Snapdragon 800. Qualcomm claims that the new chipset will eclipse the current generation Optimus G greatly as the Snapdragon 800 chipset can best the Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset by up to 75 percent. Also Read - Xiaomi 12 series device to be first smartphone with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset
More importantly, the new chipset adds Qualcomm’s latest Adreno 330 GPU which delivers twice the performance of the Adreno 320 chipset found in the S4 Pro. This also means that the chipset allows capture, playback and display of 4k content and built in 1080p Mircast streaming support. Also Read - Qualcomm Tech Summit 2021: Qualcomm updates Snapdragon branding, bets on simplified naming convention
Interestingly, the chipset also supports LTE Advanced and higher clock speeds of 2.3GHz and an enhanced asynchronous symmetric processing architecture. This basically means that the various CPU cores can intelligently ramp up their speeds or tone them down according to the task at hand hence delivering optimum performance and battery life. Also Read - Qualcomm launches new flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset: Check features
Only a couple of days ago we heard that Samsung was planning a model of the Galaxy S4 with the Snapdragon 800 and claimed that it would be the first phone to ship with LTE Advanced capabilities. Additionally, earlier in the year LG launched the Optimus G Pro which was 5.5-inch phablet, and it was powered by the Snapdragon 600 CPU, so this means the next Optimus G will be its most powerful smartphone.