LG tries to make you forget the Galaxy S III with its new Optimus LTE 2, which has a massive 2GB of RAM

LG Optimus LTE 2Not to be outdone by its arch-rival Samsung, LG has made a new device announcement of its own, introducing the Optimus LTE 2 in its home country of Korea, the day after the Galaxy S III made its international debut.

What makes the Optimus LTE 2 standout is the addition of 2GB of RAM, which is double that seen on the new Galaxy S III and the majority of other smartphones too. LG claim it’s the first phone to be launched in Korea with this much memory.

The Optimus LTE 2 also shares some features with the S III, including a wireless charging system and face recognition used to unlock widgets, although exactly how this works isn’t explained in the press release.

A burst-mode has been added to the camera, where five pictures are taken in quick succession, from which the best can be chosen, plus voice-activation means you don’t have to press the shutter release to take the picture.

The screen doesn’t quite match the S III’s 4.8-inch panel, and appears to be the same 4.7-inch, 1280 x 720 display found on the Optimus 4X HD, while the processor is Qualcomm’s MSM8960 S4.

Other features include a 2150mAh battery, 4G LTE connectivity, the Kwikmemo feature introduced on the Optimus Vu and Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Currently only announced for Korea, the Optimus LTE 2 will go on sale before the end of the month, indicating LG is keen to snap up some of those customers who can’t wait for the Galaxy S III to arrive.

It’s a prime candidate for release in North America too, although LG hasn’t made any announcements just yet.


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