With far less fanfare than Samsung's Galaxy S III launch last week, LG has unveiled its latest flagship Android smartphone, offering a larger battery, 2GB of RAM and wireless charging.
The new LG LTE2 on a wireless charger pad (right).
Going by the name LTE2, the new LG superphone is bursting at the seams with tech, including 4G LTE connectivity (as the name suggests) and a 4.5-inch "true HD" IPS display. There's no official confirmation of which processor powers the LTE2 yet, but the fact that LTE is on-board suggests that it could be one of Qualcomm's new Snapdragon S4 chips under the hood.
Impressively, the LTE2 comes with 2GB of RAM alongside its mystery processor, and although it's hard to pinpoint which processes require the extra memory, it's never a bad thing to have too much. LG is also promising up to 40 per cent improved battery life, with a larger 2150mAh battery and improved power efficiencies.
Also interesting is the fact that the LTE2 will come with a wireless charging pad, as you can see in the picture above. This was something we had expected Samsung to launch with the Galaxy S III, but it seems this honour goes to LG, instead.
While Samsung battles Apple with its Siri-like voice-control features, LG tries something similar, but on a smaller scale. With the LTE2, users can use a voice command to control its 8-megapixel camera.
The LTE2 is headed to South Korean telcos over the next few weeks, and will hopefully roll out to other markets thereafter. It's been a while since we saw a new LG smartphone in Australia, save for the latest Prada phone, so fingers crossed that we see this model at all down under.