Unannounced LG D830, LS740 (for Sprint?) and others caught running Android 4.4 KitKat

Unannounced LG D830, LS740 (for Sprint?) and others caught running Android 4.4 KitKat
The mysterious LG D830 smartphone that fist appeared on our radars in November has surfaced again. We don’t know exactly when it happened, but the D830’s browser (Chrome 30) was tested over at HTML5Test. The score is nothing short of impressive: 503 out of 555. The test reveals that the D830 runs Android 4.4 KitKat. As previously reported, the handset should feature LTE connectivity and a 1080 x 1920 pixels display (of unknown size), so it seems to be on the high-end side.

Earlier this month, we told you that LG might launch an Optimus G Pro sequel, possibly called G Pro 2, around March this year. Could the D830 be the new G Pro 2? There’s no way of telling at the moment, but we’re not excluding this possibility.

Other unannounced LG Android smartphones that we spotted running 4.4 KitKat at HTML5Test include: LG LS740, LG D410, LG D320, and LG MS323.

The LS740 is interesting in particular, as it appears to be made for Sprint. We’re assuming this because most of LG’s recent handsets released by the third-largest US mobile carrier have similar model numbers: LS980 (LG G2), LS860 (LG Mach), LS840 (LG Viper), etc. Even Sprint’s upcoming LG G Flex - expected to be launched this quarter - carriers a similar model number: LS995. The Bluetooth SIG confirms that the LS740 has LTE, so the handset could be the successor to the 4-inch LG F3 LS720 (introduced by Sprint last year as its cheapest LTE smartphone). Hopefully, it won't be long until we find out if we’re correct.

Unfortunately, there are no photos to show any of these leaked handsets (what you're seeing in the top-left corner is the old Optimus G Pro). Still, it looks like LG has quite a few new Android smartphones in the pipeline, the entire gang running 4.4 KitKat. That’s good, wouldn’t you agree?



sources: HTML5Test (1), (2), Bluetooth SIG

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14 Comments

1. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Nice.... But LGs UI will ruin the elegant looks of stock android 4.4. Sent from a galaxy s3 running cm11.

3. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

It's just a matter of personal preference. LG's UI is one of the main reasons why some of us switched to LG after using Samsung HTC or I phone. I know that some people care about UI and most of my friends thing it's irrelevant when it comes to a phone.

5. npaladin2000

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

I prefer LG's UI over TouchWIZ, it's about level with stock in my mind. Yeah, there's more junk in it, but you're actually stuck with very little of it, it can all be disabled. In the meantime you get a nice 5x5 screen, LG's widgets are an actual value-add, and ultimately it's just more configurable and flexible. Stock is more of a blank starting canvas to which you add the functionality you need.

8. papss unregistered

I agree with this 100% actually. If I'm on android I prefer LG UI to others including stock ( which I find extremely generic looking)

6. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Do you really think the UI of the LG G2 is elegant? (the phone is awesome BTW). Yes its true that its just a phone, but then an elegant UI adds to the overall user experience.

7. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Well, Imo lg and Samsung skin look kind of childish with all the color and cartoony icons, stock Android is more refined and clean. I wish lg and Samsung could just keep the ui and only add new feature

13. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

for me LG's UI is simple, neat and very customized. its REALLY ELEGANT! Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

14. npaladin2000

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

The key is that LG puts that stuff in there but doesn't force it on you. It's very VERY configurable. Same philosophy as stock, but rather than starting with a little and adding on, you're starting with a lot and subtracting.

10. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

I went into the store and had a played around with this LG2 for a good 15 minutes, and actually it's a great device. Almost bezeless... But ruined by the cheap tacky squeeking noise plastic material. They should've used quality plastic instead.. really nice looking set.

12. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

LG 's UI is the best for me......... simple, neat and very customized...

2. npaladin2000

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

I'm starting to find LG's model numbering a little confusing, can't really determine a pattern. The old Optimus G was E97x, which made the Optimus G Pro E98x, but then they changed their model numbering schema. The G2 is D80x, I don't think there was a D81x, and the Nexus 5 is D82x. So the D83x could really be anything, G2 Pro, G3, or even the FU2. :)

4. SportDriver

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

Some of them could be from L line, generation III ?

11. asialove

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 19, 2010

Sprint LG LS740 Specs & features: OS: Android 4.4 CPU: ARM Processor RAM: 1GB Storage/ROM: 8GB External Memory Slot: Yes, Up to 32GB Network: LTE,WI-FI,DOrA,EVDO,IS2000 Display: qHD Display (549×960) Rear Camera: 8MP Front Camera: 1.3MP Audio Codec: AAC ,AMR ,MIDI ,MP3 ,WMA ,WMV ,OGG ,WAV ,AVI Video Codec: MPEG4,H.263,H.264,WMV7/8/9,VC-1,DivX,XviD,,

15. Mrmark

Posts: 388; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Sprint get a Nokia Windows phone ... Stop flooding the store with Android !

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