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LG prepares D1L phone as a Samsung Galaxy S3 killer

LG is targeting Samsung with a new handset – codenamed the LG D1L – that will go head to head with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S3.

According to the specs reported on ddaily.co.kr, the LG D1L will include a 4.7-inch HD display (720 x 1280), a dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 1.5GHz processor and be the first LG handset to run the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.

That would give LG’s handset a slightly bigger screen than the Samsung Galaxy S3, which is expected to be between 4.5-4.65-inches if current rumours are true.

However, it could be the timing of the D1L’s release that gives LG it’s biggest edge over Samsung.

Samsung’s S3 handset failed to show up at Mobile World Congress in February but is rumoured to be unveiled at the London Olympics in late July, while LG’s new premium smartphone could be available as soon as the end of May if today’s report is true.

A spokesman for LG Electronics did confirm the company was “developing a project with the name D1L but cannot offer any more information”. No official name has been set for the device yet. 

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