September 12, 2012 6:16pm
LG is furthering its claims as top dog in the Android market with another two teasers of the upcoming Optimus G. The 4.7-inch device is going to be a specs monster, but what’s most interesting is the built in-house 13MP camera sensor.
The backside illuminated module contains pixels that are comparatively smaller to most current smartphone cameras, allowing for a thinner design and and wider lens without sacrificing quality. In fact, LG claims that its new 13MP camera sensor takes the most detailed and noise-free photos in the industry, with excellent low-light support. We’re skeptical of the claim, since smaller pixels capture less light, which is why boosting the number of them doesn’t always equal an improved picture-taking experience.
LG is also claiming that they spent 15 months designing the back cover of the Optimus G, and that the True IPS display uses something called G2 Touch Hybrid Display technology for ultimate responsiveness. The company does admittedly have some good visual flair, releasing the popular Chocolate and Prada phones in the heyday before smartphones were ubiquitous. The back cover uses a “Crystal Reflection Method” which mimics jewels or a diamond and hardens the surface against scratches and other imperfections.
We’ll continue to be hopeful — and skeptical — of all the hyperbolic language used in these Optimus G teasers. As long as LG can pull off a decent Android experience, we’re confident the Optimus G will be a great smartphone.