As expected, Samsung has finally taken the wraps of their next generation smartphone and unveiled the Galaxy S III. In a rather surprising twist though, LG has attempted to steal their thunder by announcing their next effort – the Optimus LTE2 which boasts a monster 2GB of RAM.
As most of you will be aware, this is breaking new ground in terms of smartphone hardware. The LG Optimus 2X was the first to unveil a dual-core processor in a smartphone and it looks like LG has managed to be first once again by successfully equipping a mainstream smartphone with 2GB of RAM.
The other areas of the device impress as well, with a True HD IPS display screen, wireless charging and a 2150mAh battery all confirmed. Unfortunately, what we don’t know yet is whether the device will have a quad-core processor. But with 2GB to utilize as well as Android 4.0, we very much expect so.
What will 2GB of RAM be able to achieve though compared to 1GB which is standard in all smartphones at the moment? You can be sure that the handset won’t experience any sort of performance slow-downs when opening up a series of apps simulataneously and switching between them at free will.
2GB of RAM also means great things in terms of graphic intensive mobile games as well. If combined with a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor like the Optimus 4X, the LTE2 should be able to handle any mobile game the Google Play store throws at it period. Now that LG has managed to achieve the feat, it should obviously now open the floodgates for other manufacturers to follow. Samsung obviously missed out with their new Galaxy S III, but it may make up for that with performance capable from their own Exynos built quad-core chip.
What does 2GB of RAM in a smartphone mean to you? Does this now put the Optimus LTE2 ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S III for you, or does the amount of RAM not bother you too much in terms of hardware specifications? On a side note – Do you think it is a low blow by LG to announce their new phone on the very same day as the Galaxy S III?
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