Right now, fierce competitors LG and Samsung are battling it out in Korea, each launching super-high-spec smartphones with the very latest connectivity options. If you’ve been looking at the USA’s limited LTE network with envious eyes, then it’s best to look away, as LG’s new Optimus LTE and Samsung’s Galaxy S2 HD LTE are both stunning!
The Optimus LTE has a huge 4.5-inch IPS touchscreen with a 1280 x 720 HD-quality resolution, a huge 20GB of internal memory and an impressive 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM. The phone uses Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread as its OS, and also boasts an 8 megapixel camera with an LED flash, a forward-facing video-call lens and an 1830mAh battery to power it all.
So what is Samsung’s answer to the Optimus LTE? The Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE, that’s what! While the S II HD LTE matches the Optimus’s 1.5GHz dual core processor, 1GB RAM, 8 megapixel camera and Android Gingerbread OS, it trumps it ever-so-slightly with a 4.65-inch touchcreen with the same 1280 x 720 HD resolution.
LG’s Optimus has more internal storage though, with the Galaxy making do with 16GB, plus the Optimus has an HDMI-out, DLNA and Wi-Fi Direct for the ultimate in connectivity. They’re both compatible with Korea’s high-speed LTE network though.
While neither of these devices will be making it to the UK in their current LTE guise, it’s fascinating to see the next generation of super-phones do battle elsewhere in the world. LG could come out ahead too, as their Optimus LTE will go on sale this week, while Samsung’s Galaxy S II HD LTE is still waiting in the wings. Which would you choose?