The times they are a changing, or so the saying goes. We’ve been hearing a lot about LG lately, and although the LG high end line of phones will no longer be referred to as “Optimus“, the low end to medium range will be, and with that, the new G series is getting a brand new Snapdragon processor to go with it: The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800.

What makes the Snapdragon so snappy (sorry, we couldn’t resist) is its incredible ability to display everything in Ultra HD format, as well as to record it all. For the movie buffs in all of us, that is a welcome sigh of relief. Also, the new Adreno 330 GPU apparently doubles the performance of the old Adreno 320 GPU, which means quicker load times, and less lag.

In our recent test of the Snapdragon 800, we were blown away by its performance. As expected, LG announced the successor the the Optimus G from last year (and Nexus 4) will be getting the Snappy 800 first. Right now, the Optimus G runs on a quad-core S4 Pro that we can’t complain about. But you have to also keep in mind that right now, the Optimus goes all the way up to madly expensive territory.

This all equates to a very simple truth; That the next wave of LG smartphones will be less expensive than their forerunners, while also being faster and more capable. As consumers, we’re sure you’re stoked. And as people in the industry, we’re very intrigued. Stay tuned for more info as it comes in.

SOURCE: LG Newsroom

  • djw39

    Uh…you seem really confused. The 800 chip is not going into a midrange phone. It is going into the G2, which is the successor to the Optimus G, and which if previous rumors prove to be true may drop the “Optimus” name. But it won’t be inexpensive.

    And the next-gen midrange “Optimus”-branded phones (L series, F series) will have appropriately midrange processors, not the 800.

    • davidsirroco

      He does. Also current Optimus G uses S4 Pro, not S600. It’s the G Pro that uses S600 (the Note competitor).