LG Will Release the D1L as a Rival to Samsung Galaxy SIII
Though Samsung has yet to release its upcoming flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S3, another major Korean phone maker, LG, is prepping a new high-end handset to rival it. According sources in South Korea, LG’s next flagship will feature roughly similar specifications and may make its debut next month. Early information of the D1L didn’t reveal mind-blowing specs, especially when compared to other LG smartphones, such as the Optimus 4X HD. It will feature a 4.7” display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, which will be backed up by a 1.5GHz dual core S4 Snapdragon processor. Samsung Galaxy SIII may have a display with roughly the same size and resolution, though it will use a different processor, the Exynos quad-core chip. Both are expected to run Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) and support LTE (4G). The LG D1L wouldn’t be a Galaxy SIII killer, but it will give consumers a moment to consider, whether it’s as a viable alternative.
If LG wants to have a huge commercial success with the D1L, it needs to mimic Samsung’s strategy, for example, LG should cozy up with many carriers across different countries. Benchmark results have indicated that LG D1L will arrive on Verizon’s network under the name D1LV. LG did the same with Optimus One lineup, though the company failed to give the phone the same fanfare of the Samsung’s premium Galaxy models. LG should have given a similar strong answer to the original Galaxy S and the Galaxy SII. The LG D1L could become official by May and just like the Galaxy SIII, LG passed on the chance of debuting a prototype at MWC (Mobile World Congress) in February.