A few days ago, we had published a report about a brand new LTE-enabled device that LG seemed to have been prepping at the time. Leaked pics of the device revealed a striking resemblance to the LG Optimus F7, which incidentally was also announced recently by LG as part of their 2013 lineup.
Earlier today, LG officially lifted the covers off the LG Optimus 3 in South Korea, and have announced that they would be partnering with Korean Telecom major – SK Telecom to release the new handset. For those who came in late, the presence of the LG Optimus 3 became known to the world as a result of leaked images out of S.Korea, courtesy South Korean blog Seeko. At the time details known revealed that the device bore the model number LG-F620S, with the moniker of LG Optimus LTE 3. LG already has an LTE-specific Optimus lineup, and it was pretty evident that the third edition would succeed the LG Optimus 2 which was released back in mid-2012.
While details of specs were rather limited at that time, they are all out in the open now, and here they are, listed for your reference.
- 4.7-inch True IPS HD 1280 x 720 display
- Pixel Density of 312ppi
- Dual Core Qualcomm MSM8960 Processor
- 2GB of RAM
- LTE connectivity
- 2540 mAh battery
- Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
- 134 gms weight
Reports also reveal that the device will feature what LG calls QSlide 2.0, which is essentially the Multi-window feature found in the Samsung Galaxy Note series. The leaked pics we saw earlier, also revealed a flip-cover which again, looked like something we have seen several times in the past from another biggie Korean manufacturer 😉 LG may not be the first name that comes to mind when you think Android devices, but if they could deliver a device as awesome as the Nexus 4, then it is not unreasonable to expect some originality in their native lineup.
That said, there is no word at this point, on whether or not the LG Optimus LTE 3 will get to taste U.S networks. However, there are strong whispers that the LG Optimus F7 is likely to be headed towards Verizon, rebranded as the LG Lucid 2. I guess, another few weeks, and we’ll be seeing some new LTE-handsets at Verizon and AT&T, considering the LG Optimus LTE 2 was available as the LG Nitro HD (AT&T) and the LG Spectrum (Verizon). Only logical to assume that a sequel to both would be in order.