LG LS970 Quad-Core 4.7″ LTE-Enabled Beast Sprint-Bound? [Rumor]



The folks at BriefMobile were leaked a screenshot of a new quad-core device by LG sporting a 4.7-inch HD screen and LTE, and it looks like it might make its way to Sprint. Here’s what they know:

  • The device is the G (LS970), with “G” being the internal code name. Yes, that would make this the LG “G”.
  • It is 4G LTE-capable, probably for Sprint since they are the only carrier that uses LG’s “LS###” product codes.
  • It will have a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, most likely a TI OMAP5 since the OMAP5 is slated to be in mass production by Q4 this year, right around when this phone should be coming out. Also, this would be one of the first LTE devices with a compatible quad-core processor.
  • The screen will be a 4.7-inch HD display, most likely a True HD IPS720p display.
  • The handset will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (duh!)

The screenshot shows a very small thumbnail, which is most likely a placeholder, but could be fairly representative of the “G” as it looks similar to the Nitro HD with a larger screen.

All in all, it looks like a promising high-end device, but I can’t help but feel it’s just a tad too late to the game considering the Evo 4G LTE‘s imminent release.

source: briefmobile

About the Author: Ed Caggiani

Originally from the East Coast, Ed now makes his home in San Jose, California. His passion for technology started with his first ColecoVision and Atari gaming systems, and has grown stronger through Tandy computers, IBM clones, Palm Pilots, and PocketPCs. Ed's love for Android began with his first HTC Hero, then blossomed with the original Evo 4G, and now the Evo 3D and Motorola Xoom. He graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Communications, and is now a professional User Experience Designer working in Silicon Valley. In his spare time, Ed enjoys video games, jamming on guitar, and spending time with his wife, two cats, and Logitech Revue.

  • Ne0

    T-mobile need to get the act together.

  • RTWright

    “All in all, it looks like a promising high-end device, but I can’t help
    but feel it’s just a tad too late to the game considering the Evo 4G LTE‘s imminent release.”

    I don’t agree with that, as the Evo doesn’t offer all that in a bag of chips.  It’s not nearly as earth-shattering a release as it was when the first Evo 4G was released.  I’d take the GSIII over anything HTC has put out and at least this one is coming with a Quad Core processor.

    The one thing I wish would happen, is that the Phone’s hardware not be what decides who can have what on what carrier.  We need a standardization in how Cell companies do 3G/4G/LTE etc…  That way all they do is put in the software configured to use their network, it’s no more dependent on the phone’s hardware.  This would open up a world of options for customers and I also think it would relieve a lot of stress and complications in the carriers internal working.

    The only problem I can see is that then they’d have to come up with another way to make sure their customers can’t make use of another carrier’s service without paying for it and or bleeding over to them.  They’d have to put something in the device to restrict that but that should be fine.  Have it done when they order the phones from the manufacture so that it’s restricted to them at that point.  Just that I don’t believe the processor should be what decides it.

    After all, look at how the internet itself is managed.  Several different types of systems linking into one main stream that is divided up by several different carriers.  But it doesn’t matter what your computer is, just matters it has a modem/network connection and the right settings and you’re on.

  • Terry Martini

    Hi! Do you think that it will be LTE voice and data? I heard that the next iPhone will do both.