LG has announced the Optimus LTE II in Korea. A premium smartphone that succeeds the original Optimus LTE (otherwise known as the Spectrum on Verizon), the device is claimed to be the world’s first smartphone with 2GB RAM.
What would a smartphone do with 2GB of RAM? According to LG, the huge amount of memory gives it an optimal environment for multitasking and large applications. While we have yet to run into a popular mobile app that chokes on today’s new smartphones that run between 512MB to 1GB of memory, we’re guessing this gives it enough headroom for possible future apps. Either way you look at it, LG’s offering a premium performer on this one, powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm chip that supports LTE and Android 4.0.
The rest of the hardware includes a 4.7-inch True HD IPS display that sports 550 nits of brightness and a 1280 x 720 resolution, a 1.3-megapixel cam up front, and an eight-megapixel camera at the back that comes with Best Shot and voice shutter features.
Best shot takes a number of images in rapid succession and will let you choose the best one, while the voice shutter feature will let you snap a photo using your voice. While we have no idea how this changes how your self-taken shots will look like (do you have to yell “SNAP”?), but it should eliminate camera shake that comes from physically pressing a shutter button.
The LG Optimus LTE II also features 16GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, and a 2,150mAh battery to keep you on a live LTE connection longer. Wireless connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Wi-fi b/g/n, and NFC tech. The phone also features a USB 2.0 port and DLNA support for media streaming.
It’s due out in Korea this week, followed by an international release some time in the future.