LG LS970 could be a quad-core LTE beast of a smartphone, bound for Sprint

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.

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13. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

if it is coming out Q4 like the pic says can it be the first tegra 4 phone?

15. legospace9876 unregistered

No. It works on Tegra 3 and it is coming on sumer. His successor will probably be named Optimus 8X HD or Optimus 8X will have a Tegra 4 in it.

17. legospace9876 unregistered

Sorry. It is coming on autumn/winter.

11. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Please please please do be true!!!

8. grif_

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 28, 2012

Another boring LG device.

12. alan_1230

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 22, 2012

how are the specs boring are you blind ?

7. jasongohjr

Posts: 75; Member since: Sep 26, 2011

But I can see the capacitive buttons vividly... touch only juz doesn't sound right.

10. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

they did say the pic could be a place holder

5. GeekMovement unregistered

Would be interesting to see this phone coming to Sprint. I'll look forward to it.

4. cGmC11

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

The TI OMAP5 is still dual-core with a performance comparable to quad-core. In a video released prior to the opening of the Mobile World Congress, TI compares its OMAP5 chip to a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 and shows that two cores can outrun four cores, at least in loading web pages.

6. cGmC11

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

3. cGmC11

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

Why a flagship quad-core LTE smartphone for a non-LTE carrier?

9. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

4q means sprint will be an LTE carrier by then.

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'm intrigued. this will cause a shake up. what mystery quad-core SoC with LTE support could they mean? could this be the first device with an OMAP5? also being that the possibilty of this being powered by an OMAP5 exsists might that mean that Moto's Atrix 3, Droid Razr MAXX HD & Photon Q 4G LTE will be OMAP5 powered? if so then Sprint is about to have a very respectable line-up with not one but TWO OMAP5 powered devices. good for them.

14. legospace9876 unregistered

It works on Tegra 3, no on OMAP 5.

16. legospace9876 unregistered

Sorry. LTE version works on TI OMAP 5.

19. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, LTE has always worked on OMAP SoCs. xD

18. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

LTE does NOT work on the Tegra III and i don't what you mean by "no on OMAP".

1. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2365; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Nooo,,, come to at&t, haha

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