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

LG LS970
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.

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.

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Optimus G Sprint
  • Display 4.7" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2100 mAh(13h talk time)



1. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

Now, this is a monster of a phone.

2. robyla

Posts: 17; Member since: May 10, 2012

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

5. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

who says it's not DDR3? xD

26. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 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.

33. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

16. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

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

20. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

both of which the OMAP5 has. ;)

3. Claudio88

Posts: 5; Member since: May 11, 2012

É esse que eu quero.

28. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Tem LTE no Brasil?

35. Claudio88

Posts: 5; Member since: May 11, 2012

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

4. droidnator

Posts: 93; Member since: Mar 10, 2011

Want me one.

6. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

8. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

Heavy multitaskers obviously.

10. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

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

7. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

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

21. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011


9. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 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?

11. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 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.

12. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 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..

13. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 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....

25. Moocracka

Posts: 4; Member since: May 11, 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.

27. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 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.

34. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 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.

14. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

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

15. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 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.

17. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

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

18. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 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.......


Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 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.

22. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 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.

23. cGmC11

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

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

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