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LG LU6200 iPhone 5 Rival Will Feature 720p Display

Rivals to the iPhone 5 are lining up faster than ever as Apple's next smartphone gets set for an impending October launch; Korean manufacturer LG is preparing a super phone called the LU6200.

The device (via Money Today) comes with a 4.5-inch AH-IPS display with a 1280x720p resolution; this gives the LU6200 a pixel density of 326ppi, which is the same as the iPhone 4 (and possibly the iphone 5).

Other hardware specifications include a dual core SoC clocked at 1.5GHz; that could well be the TI OMAP4460 rather than an updated version of the Nvidia Tegra 2.

There's also 1GB RAM, 4GB onboard storage, an eight-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing one, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a textured finish and Android OS 2.3.5 Gingerbread with Ice Cream Sandwich in the pipeline.

The fact that it comes with an LTE logo at the back means that it is almost certainly going to run on LG's own U+ LTE network. The LU6200 is similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note except that it has a smaller screen and comes with an Exynos SoC clocked at 1.4GHz.

Expect the phone to carry the Optimus branding when it (eventually) launches in Europe and the UK; no details have yet emerged about battery life.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.