LG LS980 may be the LG Optimus G2, headed to Sprint

LG LS980 may be the LG Optimus G2, headed to Sprint
There's a new high-end smartphone coming to town, and Sprint appears to be its ultimate destination. The handset, first discovered in the Bluetooth SIG database and then spotted on the carrier's web page itself (albeit only confirmed by a system file), is known as the LG LS980. How do we know it's a Sprint smartphone? Well, the carrier's Android phones by LG have always had model names beginning with an "LS" prefix, followed by a 3-digit number. The LG Optimus S, for example, which is now discontinued, was also called the LS670, while the LG Optimus G is also known as the LS970.

But let's focus back on the LS980. This LG smartphone comes with top-of-the-line hardware tucked under its hood, including an MSM8974 SoC by Qualcomm (a.k.a Snapdragon 800) 2GB of RAM, and a 1080p screen of unknown size. Interestingly, no microSD card slot is available on the device, but the 32 gigs that are on board make up for its lack of storage expansion. The LG LS980 is also expected to have a 13MP main shooter and a 1.3MP front-facing camera. Last but not least, Android 4.2.2 is running on the smartphone. 

Overall, these are droolworthy specs indeed! The coolest hardware feature of the LG LS980 is its Snapdragon 800 chip, which is most likely the fastest smartphone SoC to date. But who knows, the phone could have a lot more to impress us with. A super-thin body might be in play as well, meaning that the device could stand out not only with its performance, but also with its design.

Note that the specs listed above may not be accurate even though they have been pulled from a RDF file located on Sprint's servers. Yet if they are, then we may be dealing with the rumored LG Optimus G2, which might look a lot like this. If the LG LS980 for Sprint is ever meant to be released, then it should come later in Q3 of 2013 , soon after Snapdragon 800 chips go into mass production.

UPDATE: There's a chance of the LG LS980 being a version of the LG Optimus G Pro meant to run on Sprint's network. The assumption is based on the similarities between model names, with the G Pro for AT&T known as model E980. Hopefully, further leaks, or better yet, an official announcement, will make things clearer.

source: Bluetooth SIG, Sprint (Resource Description Framework File) via Android Police

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Optimus G Pro
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3140 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
G2
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(21.3h 3G talk time)

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11 Comments

1. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Oh Hell Ya!!!

2. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

s4 killer ..............

4. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Huh...Actually S4 is not a thing that needs to be killed...

5. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

o.k. s4 beater...........

7. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Haha the Optimus g pro didnt kill the s3 or note 2 you think this will kill the s4 hahaha...tell you what buddy send me your info if it kills it ill buy you one

10. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Just like the LG Optimus G was supposed to be an S3 killer lol. That didn't work out too well. The optimus G has a nice screen, but horrible software and so-so hardware. Hopefully the Optimus G Pro isn't a flop for us.

11. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

If the want a huge success..make a big hype give exclusive to vzw first blow it up than come to other carriers. .vzw never cared to much for lg Optimus great phone no marketing

3. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

I can't wait to see Adreno 330's performance~~

6. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

Another hot rumor :)

8. naptown2

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

S4killer prob not but it will give them a run at sammy but ppl have a boner for the s4 but really its a s3 thats been updated kinda like what apple does they just update the new one and dont change the look .. i love my potimus g and would get the htc one over the s4 anyday

9. sarge77

Posts: 202; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

tell you what this will be a bad ass phone better than gs4 probably running quad core and atleast 2ghz clocked and come on lg stop make no sd card phones

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