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With new LU6200 smartphone, LG keeps pace with Samsung and HTC

LG might be known for entry-level Android devices such as the Optimus One, but that doesn't mean they can't bring the heat.

The LG LU6200 should rival anything out of HTC or Samsung this fall.

After churning out a steady stream of midrange and entry-level Android handsets, LG may be setting its sights on the high end. According to details found on a Korean tech site (translated), an LG LU6200 is expected to arrive later this year with specifications that rival some of the smartphones coming out of Samsung or HTC.

Details for the LG handset are said to include a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, a 4.5-inch 720p HD display, and an 8-megapixel camera. Sounding remarkably similar to the upcoming HTC Vigor, the phone also supports 4G LTE and comes with a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera.

The screen technology is listed as LG's own AH-IPS, and is touted as being more color-accurate than Samsung's Super AMOLED Plus as well as more efficient. Speaking of juice, the LU6200 comes with a 1,830mAh battery which is on the higher end of today's Android phones.

On the downside, given that its feature set includes a DMB digital TV tuner, don't expect to have this particular iteration of the handset in the United States anytime soon. Yet, as we've seen, LG has made efforts to release the same device across multiple carriers and markets.

Sprint and Verizon Wireless have a fairly strong relationship with LG so perhaps we'll see something like this in early 2012. On a side note, that should give them plenty of time to load Ice Cream Sandwich. Sounds an awful lot like the LG "K", no?