LG Optimus G to now utilize Qualcomm Snapdragon 800

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.

LG considering the elimination of the Optimus high end brand?

In a shocking move, akin to Toyota shutting down its Lexus division, LG is supposedly in talks to shutter the doors of the Optimus nameplate on their higher end devices. The Korean company is well known for making devices that are already on the higher end of the spectrum, but just like the previously mentioned Toyota/Lexus relationship, "Optimus" is their current high end brand. As we know, brand names aren't everything though, or are they?

LG Optimus Zone and Optimus Exceed arrive for Verizon prepaid

Earlier rumors were suggesting Verizon Wireless was going to add the LG Optimus Zone to the prepaid lineup and as of today, it look like that handset has come available. The Optimus Zone is also known as the Optimus L3, an entry level handset. As for the other device, that will be the Optimus Exceed, which is a rebranded version of the LG Lucid. Similar to the Optimus Zone, the Optimus Exceed is an entry-level device.

LG smartphone image leaks with hints of the Optimus G2

There is still some speculation in terms of LG and a Nexus 5 and while those details still need to be worked out, it looks like we are getting a new look at another yet-to-be-announced LG smartphone. The handset is the Optimus G2, which in addition to this sighting, an image leaked earlier in the month. This latest Optimus G2 image leak can be seen below and while a quick glance appears to have the handset showing nothing more than a kernel crash screen, it does contain one interesting detail.

LG Optimus L Series II confirmed ahead of Mobile World Congress

We are still expecting something exciting to come from LG during Mobile World Congress, however they have recently made an announcement. This latest is for the LG Optimus L Series II which will include the Optimus L7 II, L5 II and the L3 II. LG notes that the Optimus L Series II will bring a "more refined touch" and is aimed at continuing the momentum they saw with the original Optimus L Series. Of course, for those not familiar with those numbers -- LG sold more than 10 million in the first 10 months.
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