LG LS970 could be announced for Sprint during Q4 of 2012
LG LS970 could be a quad-core LTE beast of a smartphone, bound for Sprint
According to sources for BriefMobile, there is a pretty snappy LG smartphone in the works, and Sprint is the carrier it is to land on. Known as the LG LS970 or by the LG "G" internal codename, its features a 1.5GHz quad-core processor of an unspecified make, 4.7-inch HD display and LTE connectivity. Also, it supposedly uses virtual Android buttons instead of physical ones, and comes with Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box.
The sources provide an image to back up their claims, and by taking a closer look at it we see a device that looks similar to the LG Optimus 4X HD. But then again, that could only be a placeholder, so the actual looks of this rumored device may differ. Interestingly, the LG LS970 comes with both LTE and a quad-core processor, meaning that the chip inside it won't be a Tegra 3. Instead, it is speculated that an OMAP5 chipset by Texas Insruments will be used.
Of course, all of the above is nothing but a rumor and should be treated as one. On the other hand, if the LG LS970 is indeed a real device, we can expect it to be announced officially towards the end of 2012, with the rumor mill filling in the blanks for us in the meantime.