It seems that the Spring of 2013 may be an interesting season, as two large manufacturers, LG and Samsung, are said to be working on their new flagship phones. This means only one thing – the smartphone market will turn into a battlefield with LG and Samsung fighting over tech-hungry customers. Which one will win? We shall see in a few months. The LG’s new baby, the Optimus G2, is rumored to be launched in February or March and Samsung Galaxy S4 will supposedly hit the stores in May. In the meantime, let’s play along and see what both smartphones may offer you.
Leaks about the new LG Optimus G2
The new LG Optimus G2 will probably be a follow-up device of the successful Optimus G, and as of now has a working name Optimus G2. It is supposed to feature a 5-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD touch screen with a whopping 440 ppi pixel density. It is also rumored to be powered by a 2 GHz quad-core MSM8974 Snapdragon S4 Prime processor with at least 2 GB of RAM. So far, there is no word on internal memory, but if LG wants to be competitive, it should offer no less than 32 GB, some would certainly not mind double the capacity.
The current Optimus G flagship is equipped with a 13 megapixel camera, and since we expect great improvements on every front, we hope that LG Innotek will make it even better possibly with backlight prevention technology. There was a lot of talk about the operating system, and although nothing is certain, we keep our fingers crossed for Android 5 Key Lime Pie. Oh, and some mentioned a frugal 3rd generation LTE radio inside. Wouldn’t that be cool?
Rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S4
As for Samsung, one question comes to mind. Is it even possible to make a more advanced smartphone than the Samsung Galaxy S III, which is already way ahead of most smartphones available today? The company answers is “yes” and it allegedly is working on the Galaxy S4 model. There are rumors circulating around the Web about certain specs and features but it is almost impossible to confirm anything.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 will possibly come with a 4.99-inch Super AMOLED screen with a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, which, if turned out to be true, would work out to 441 ppi pixel density, and this is even better than the Optimus G2. Some source claim that the super-smartphone may get a quad-core 2GHz Exynos 5450 processor with an 8-core GPU, and 64GB of storage. Other leaks mention a 13 MP camera, which would be a great improvement, since this 13 megapixel sensor was originally planned for the Galaxy S III and second-generation of the Galaxy Note, but in the end both got 8 megapixel shooters.
While all these are just rumors, which may or may not be true, it certainly gives us something to look forward to in the months to come.