Two more LG high-enders show up on GeekBench, one is US-bound


Yesterday, we reported that a high-end LG smartphone is heading towards U.S. Cellular. News broke out from the GeekBench database that the phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, which means it's not a cutting-edge device, no matter if turns out to be a brand-new model, or a 2016 powerhouse like the LG V20

Today, we have some more interesting news to share, as two more LG smartphones appeared on GeekBench and one is coming to an US carrier. The LGUS997 (US-bound) is powered by the MSM 8996 processor, which is the naming that Qualcomm rather confusingly uses for both its Snapdragon 820 and 821 chipsets. The smartphone is paired with 4GB of RAM and runs Android Nougat.

The second phone has the LGE LGM-G600L model number and has the same configuration, though a slightly lower benchmark result. It's hard to speculate where LG is going with just this information, but it's nice to know that LG keeps working hard on new devices.

We'll most likely learn about these smartphones after the LG G6 has made its debut at MWC 2017 this month. Being a high-profile announcement, the LG G6 will have most of the attention to itself before other new products are introduced.


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18 Comments

1. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1816; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

DOA...

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7161; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

No, the real smartphones that are DOA, are smartphones running Windows Phone or 10 mobile. Also there is nothing wrong with a SD 820/821. Besides that anyone who trusts Geekbench scores is a complete idiot. It's been proven by a number of others that Geekbench can be easily be fooled.

4. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

S7 and S7 edge score higher in benchmark than my LG G5 but my G5 never lag or slowdown or throttle after 15-30 min of playing games. So benchmark is only part of the equations.

7. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1816; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I know there is nothing wrong with the 820/821, they are more than capable... LG just has a lot working against them rather than for them... Waiting to release around the same time as the S8 isn't smart... Especially since they are going to announce in a week or so... They have the opportunity to get out in front of the S8 and they aren't taking it...DOA

15. hazard1

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

You are right. LG had a real opportunity here. I don't think the couple weeks head start (in terms of actual release) is going to matter in the long-term. More so when you consider Samsung's PR, which is miles ahead of LG. I was really hoping LG would release the phone widely in, say, mid-March. That would have had greater impact.

5. TechGirl90 unregistered

What's "DOA" are these conclusive comments that state such silly things like "DOA" or "Fail" to a non consumer available device, the phone ain't even available, how many times must it be stated that the Optimization proves Hardware performance, not vice versa?? It's kinda arrogant for us to sit up here and make a concluding statement such as "DOA" or "Fail" on a premature matter. That premature matter is that the LG G6 is NOT in any of our hands to say this statement. Let us test the device first THEN come up with a conclusion due to our testing.

6. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1816; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I'm not referring to optimizations... LG is going to announce their flagship in a few weeks and wait to release it right around the same time as the S8... DOA... I like LG products but with their track record lately you can't defend this fact... Boot-loops and shoddy hardware has taken them out of the flagship race... And now they will have a 2016 chip-set released with their 2017 flagship...Samsung is going to find someway to exploit that so regular consumers can know that. I know that the 821 is capable of getting the job done but consumers blindly base their purchases off the bigger number or latest manufactured product... 821 V. 835, you know the result... LG has the opportunity to get out in front of the S8 but instead they are going to wait almost a month and a half after the initial announcement before they release the G6...It will be DOA...

8. IonoU

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

^Agreed

9. TechGirl90 unregistered

You're most likely right about Samsung's exploitation of the SD835 through their advertising, and it's sad and unfortunate that a VAST majority of consumers look to the numbers of a thing rather than it's performance. I still don't want to say "DOA", because what if LG advertise the mess out of their LG G6 PROPERLY? no stupid internet memes (Damn Daniel) or a million Jason Stathams they were using with their previous Flagships? But actually showcase their Device's features through their ads with some pop song like "Like a G6", price the LG G6 reasonable (I doubt it), comes up with special offers, start a pre-order shortly after the announcement? I think it'll be good competition, but LG has to take the initiative to do that, but the "DOA" statement remains to be seen IMO.

10. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1816; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Good points... But we both know LG won't do that... I'm sticking with my DOA theory... I hope they can turn it around... I used to buy all the lg flagships, I stopped at the G3 due to bad craftsmanship and they knew it but wouldn't replace my device... I still wish I never sold my G-Flex... That thing had 2 day battery life!!

11. TechGirl90 unregistered

I hope the "DOA" theory remains a theory. I paused on LG's products after my LG G4 bootlooped (if that's even a word) on me, and went with the HTC 10 in the mean time (not a bad phone, But I just really grown to like LG's products since the Nexus 4 that I want to give LG another shot), the last LG phone I had that had the best battery life was the LG G2, I feel silly for getting rid of it, I don't know, but I have a feeling this will be a good year for not just LG, but for us Tech Enthusiasts and Consumers who are interested in purchasing LG's products. We'll see what happens in the coming months. :)

12. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1816; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I may give it shot...

3. shield

Posts: 833; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

G6 lite and compact?

13. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

3500ish multi-core score for 2017's high enders? thats sad :-(

14. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2143; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

When will single scores catch up to A10?

16. dazed1

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Single cores are far less important on Android, get your brains working before posting.

17. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

False. Most apps run in on one core to save power ON BOTH PLATFORMS. That's why Android flagships are so much slower in standard speed tests. I really wish this crap lie would cease to exist, all you have to do is check your local kernel editor.

18. dazed1

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

False is your iOS/Apple propaganda, nothing else. http://www.anandtech.com/show/9518/the-mobile-cpu-corecount-debate 1. Educate 2. Talk 3. So much slower? the difference is 2 second.

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