Sprint variant of successor to LG Optimus G discovered?


A new filing with the Bluetooth Special Interest Group for a new LG device may point the way to the successor to the LG Optimus G. The new device carries the model name LS980, which seems to be consistent with LG devices headed for the Sprint network. Some digging on the Sprint site yielded a build.prop info page for the LS980 indicating the device will run Android 4.2.2 and has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 chipset. The Snapdragon 800 is not scheduled to be available until later this year, so the release of this device may be timed to hit the holiday shopping season.

The Sprint page also reveals the LS980 will have a 1920×1080 screen, so it will likely be capable of displaying full 1080p HD video. The device will have 2GB of RAM and carries 32GB of onboard memory. However, it does not look like it will support an external microSD card for additional memory. A rear-facing camera is listed at 13MP and capable of recording full 1080p HD video. All of these specs are consistent with earlier information discovered in some AnTuTu benchmark scores for a new LG device.

source: Bluetooth SIG, Sprint
via: Android Police

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  • Richard Yarrell

    So we have seen the Tmobile version and now sprint for the Lg Optimus G2. Looks like the fall is the BEST TIME to purchase any handset. For me it’s the Galaxy Note 3 anyway.

    • squiddy20

      Notice how the article title alone has a question mark at the end of the statement, implying that there’s some doubt. Also notice how the 15th word from the start of the article is “may”. And yet, here you are talking as if it’s known with 100% certainty. Just like you “knew” the Galaxy Nexus would be released early November, then mid November, then late November, then finally early December, simply because that’s what the rumors were saying. You’re clearly a fool.