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LG LS970 "Eclipse" for Sprint spotted again, rumored to feature quad-core Snapdragon S4, 2GB RAM, LTE

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Frequent readers might recall the LG LS970 smartphone that leaked earlier this week. The yet-unannounced Android heavyweight allegedly boasts some pretty impressive specs, and Sprint is the carrier it was bound for.

Is the LG LS970

Is the LG LS970 "Eclipse" coming to Sprint?

Today, more evidence suggesting that the device is real indeed has been provided by the very same source. To start, the LG LS970 will likely be known as the LG Eclipse, or something similar to that moniker. (LG Eclipse 4G LTE, perhaps?) Furthermore, the smartphone is expected to be powered by the APQ8064 chipset – a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 by Qualcomm with four "Krait" cores and Adreno 320 GPU. The chipset will be paired with the MDM9615 baseband radio, which indicates the presence of multi-mode LTE (FDD and TDD).

And if that is not enough, the leak also suggests that the smartphone will be equipped with 2GB of RAM, just like the recently announced LG Optimus LTE2. The camera on its back will be of 13 megapixels and the 4.67 display will have a resolution of 768 by 1280 pixels. Other features include a thickness of only 8.6 millimeters, weight of 146 grams, 16GB on-board storage, and 2,100mAh battery. Last but not least, there is a photo of the device, although this is most likely a test unit, so the final version of the LG LS970 will differ.

We have to remind you, however, that this is just a rumor. Therefore, the actual specs of the device could be different, not to mention that the smartphone might never see the light of day. On the other hand, if the LG Eclipse is to be unveiled officially some day, that will likely happen towards the end of 2012.


LG LS970 "Eclipse" for Sprint spotted again, rumored to feature quad-core Snapdragon S4, 2GB RAM, LTE
LG LS970 "Eclipse" for Sprint spotted again, rumored to feature quad-core Snapdragon S4, 2GB RAM, LTE

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posted on 11 May 2012, 07:34 9

1. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


Now, this is a monster of a phone.

posted on 11 May 2012, 07:50 2

2. robyla (Posts: 5; Member since: 10 May 2012)


2GB of RAM is not big deal as long as they are using DDR2 RAM. 1 GB DDR3 would be more than enough.

posted on 11 May 2012, 08:00 6

5. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5558; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


who says it's not DDR3? xD

posted on 11 May 2012, 11:11 1

26. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


It's either high performance LPDDR2 or standard LPDDR3.

Either way, this is idiotic because DDR3/DDR2 really doesn't matter as much as dual channel, which all modern SoCs this year (Tegra 3 doesn't count) have.

posted on 11 May 2012, 16:00

33. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5558; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


it's true even the OMPA4's dual-channel LPDDR2 design is more than sufficient.

posted on 11 May 2012, 09:27

16. hung2900 (Posts: 776; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Yeah, DDR3 and dual-channel is more necessary than a greater RAM for smartphone. 2GB is used for Tablet.

posted on 11 May 2012, 10:05

20. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5558; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


both of which the OMAP5 has. ;)

posted on 11 May 2012, 07:54

3. Claudio88 (Posts: 5; Member since: 11 May 2012)


É esse que eu quero.

posted on 11 May 2012, 12:51

28. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Tem LTE no Brasil?

posted on 12 May 2012, 08:41

35. Claudio88 (Posts: 5; Member since: 11 May 2012)


Haha. Com certeza que não. Mas é um com configurações igual a esta que eu quero num smartphone.

posted on 11 May 2012, 07:56 5

4. droidnator (Posts: 87; Member since: 10 Mar 2011)


Want me one.

posted on 11 May 2012, 08:14 1

6. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


4.67 display?
what silly size is it?
just like samsung little feature phones (3,67).
2 gigs of ram?
for??

posted on 11 May 2012, 08:25 4

8. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 411; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Heavy multitaskers obviously.

posted on 11 May 2012, 08:28 4

10. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


I wouldn't be suprised if you could have 100 apps open with that massive amount

posted on 11 May 2012, 08:21 11

7. medicci37 (Posts: 613; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Would have been nice if the SG lll had these specs.

posted on 11 May 2012, 10:21

21. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


OMGROFLMAO

posted on 11 May 2012, 08:27 1

9. tigermcm (Posts: 691; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


I dont really care for anrdoid but for Spring to actually get some kind of phone that has people drolling is great news. Been with Sprint for 11yrs and most the time when phones are announced i go meh ok and?

posted on 11 May 2012, 08:33

11. skymitch89 (Posts: 1040; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Ugh, just another phone to look at come Feb. I think I'm just going to wait and see what comes out of CES 2013 and what rumored devices there are at the time.

posted on 11 May 2012, 08:45

12. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Holly..okay that's it, I'm waiting for this to come out worldwide, lol.
It's specs are squishing everything yet announced and also the biggest thing that is yet to be announced (iPhone 5)

I mean that Quad core Krat will run some future pc-s, and laptops, for geeks sake..

posted on 11 May 2012, 09:04

13. bubbadoes (Posts: 324; Member since: 03 May 2012)


What a Joke!! Sprint does not even have a LTE/4G network... Remember the original Sprint HTC Evo 4G,,,,about a year and a half ago...now they come out with the Evo LTE...didn't realize their was a difference between LTE/4G..so now LG comes with this monster of a over spec'ed out phone running on WIMAX.....but flaunting LTE.....the only pure LTE network is Verizon....but they aren't flaunting any major phones on LTE either other than 10 different versions of Droid Series and Razr models....

posted on 11 May 2012, 11:01

25. Moocracka (Posts: 4; Member since: 11 May 2012)


You do realize that 4G is just a moniker for faster data speed correct? WiMax is still a 4G network, just more expensive to develop and maintain (as Sprint finally figured out). LTE components are more stable. And the rollout for Sprint's LTE network is starting soon.

posted on 11 May 2012, 11:12

27. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


Sprint is going to be rolling out LTE to significant amounts of people by the end of this year. Major cities and the surrounding suburbs should have it.

posted on 11 May 2012, 18:20

34. lsutigers (Posts: 710; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)


Actually, Sprint's LTE Network is already running in some markets and will be bigger that ATT's by the end of the year.

posted on 11 May 2012, 09:15

14. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


The phone is not a wimax phone every 4g phone from sprint will be lte for now on

posted on 11 May 2012, 09:26 1

15. Mozarrt (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


If LG could release this baby now, nobody in their right mind would even be thinking about buying the Samsung Galaxy SIII,

I'm really adoring the specs here.

posted on 11 May 2012, 09:28

17. hung2900 (Posts: 776; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


How can LG do that when now Qualcomm cannot suppy enough SoCs to the OEMs even dual-core Krait?

posted on 11 May 2012, 09:31

18. bubbadoes (Posts: 324; Member since: 03 May 2012)


#14..I guess you didn't read my coment. My comment is WHERE IS LTE/4G on Sprint....you can have a LTE/4G phone all day long, but what is the signal reading 3G. No different than a iphone4S on Verizon running with a 3G radio, when Verizon is pushing LTE basically everywhere.......

posted on 11 May 2012, 09:53

19. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Really like the design of this phone looks very modern and
Contemporary stands out. Not the ugly curve phones...
This recalls ov the N74 concept .... 2gb ram is wicked u won't need
Task killers running. U can run 50 apps and browse on dolphin
HD browser opening 4 tabs rule still have 400mb of ram left
Android requires lots ram to run. it even takes up 370 mb
Of ram running the OS.

posted on 11 May 2012, 10:33

22. Jonathan41 (Posts: 526; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


Nice specs, I couldn't bring myself to buy an LG. I've seen some bad things happen with LGs before and I don't really like there ICS skin. I'll wait other more reputable manufactures like HTC or maybe even Samsung too top these specs which I'm sure they will do as this is near release.

posted on 11 May 2012, 10:36

23. cGmC11 (Posts: 109; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


Is this phone the next gen venerable LG Chocolate series? Mmmmm...at least is sweet!

posted on 11 May 2012, 10:46

24. Jericho (Posts: 302; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Did i see it right? 320 adreno? This is indeed a beast of a phone.
(FYI HTC one XL has adreno 225)

posted on 11 May 2012, 13:04

29. jove39 (Posts: 1261; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


This leak is meant to hold back potential SGS3 users...lol

posted on 11 May 2012, 13:10

30. androidornothing (Posts: 143; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


omg y can't they put this quad core s4 chip in the Galaxy s3

posted on 11 May 2012, 13:56

32. jove39 (Posts: 1261; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Hardly matters...device has super phone specs...good enough to buy first LG phone

posted on 11 May 2012, 13:46

31. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1570; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I thought it was spelled "Eclypse" that's confusing. Too bad its an LG or I would get it :)

posted on 13 May 2012, 19:48

36. btavares (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 May 2012)


Espero que este telemóvel saia para Portugal... Se não sair vou ficar extremamente triste, eu tenho o Galaxy S2 e só troco por um com características deste género. Anybody Knows if this phone going be selled in Europe?

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