LG Planning 4.3-inch Optimus Big Smartphone

LG is set to add another Android-based smartphone, the Optimus Big to its growing family of handsets running on Google's mobile platform.

First spotted in Korea by Phone Arena, the device appears to be a bigger version of the LG Optimus Black with the NOVA screen technology which promises superior brightness capabilities at 700 nits.

The Optimus Big is said to have a 1GHz single core system on chip, a T-DMB TV tuner that can only be used in Korea and what appears to be a front facing camera; will it be available in the UK?

The LG Optimus Big will face the HTC Desire HD, which is also a big screen smartphone, one that also comes with a 1GHz single core SoC but no TV tuner and definitely no super bright NOVA screen.

But then, the HTC Desire HD has been around for quite a while to be available at a bargain price. It has an 8-megapixel camera and can be purchased from Dialaphone for as little as £369 (18 month contract at £20.50 per month with 100 minutes and 500 texts).