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LG D1L Smartphone To Face Samsung Galaxy S3?

LG could unveil yet another smartphone - the D1L - to take on the threat of the Samsung Galaxy S3 according to Korean news outlet, Digital Daily, which published a slide showing LG's smartphone portfolio for 3G and LTE for 2012.

The smartphone, we're told, is likely to come with a 4.7-inch 1,280 by 720 pixels display plus a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor (presumably a dual core MSM8960).

This sounds a lot like the LG Optimus 4X HD which was unveiled in February but Digital Daily says that the phone will be launched in June this year rather than earlier.

Whether LG needs two phones to tackle the S3 or whether the D1L is a handset specifically designed for the Korean market remains to be seen.

Either way, LG needs to up the game or its archrival will gradually squeeze it out of the smartphone market. LG launched a number of promising handsets like the L3, L5 and L7 as well as the Optimus Vu but has been slow to bring them to market.

Last year's launches of the Optimus 2X (the first dual core handset), as well as the Optimus 3D and the Optimus Pad, were not sufficient to stop Samsung's Galaxy range from dominating the market.

Source : Digital Daily (opens in new tab)

Désiré Athow

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 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.