A new LG smartphone headed to AT&T has been revealed thanks to a benchmark it ran. The LG E970 looks like it’s going to be a high-end Android device, and will probably be AT&T’s equivalent of Sprint’s LG LS970 which was leaked twice in the last month.
Some of the specs of the LG E970 have been uncovered, and others can easily be inferred using the leaked specs for the LS970 which is on its way to Sprint. Since these two handsets have an almost identical model number, it’s safe to assume that their hardware will be incredibly similar.
First of all, the LG E970 will come with Adreno 320 graphics and a processor clocked at 1.5 GHz. This is indicative of either a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 Pro dual-core CPU, or a quad-core APQ8064 unit. Unfortunately we don’t know for sure which one it will be, but the most recent leak about Sprint’s LS970 talked about it coming with a quad-core Snapdragon. So we’re betting that if that’s the case, the E970 will get the quad-core part too.
Adreno 320 graphics is what the first-gen S4 processors (the dual-core 1.5 GHz units found in almost all high-end smartphones announced recently which don’t use Nvidia’s Tegra 3 or Samsung’s quad-core Exynos) should have had as companion GPU. However delays in developing the Adreno 320 graphics made Qualcomm release the first batch of dual-core S4 Snapdragons (MSM8960) with only an improved last-gen Adreno 220 GPU (renamed Adreno 225). That’s why in most graphics-intensive benchmarks Nvidia’s Tegra 3 outperforms the MSM8960 Snapdragons (found in, say the AT&T HTC One X or the HTC One S). In non-GPU intensive benchmarks, the S4s usually come out on top.
And with Adreno 320 graphics and up to four CPU cores, it’s pretty clear that the new MSM8960 Pro and APQ 8064 will rise above Nvidia’s current offering in all regards. It will be interesting to see if they manage to best Samsung’s quad-core Exynos too.
But that’s for another day. Back to the LG E970. It will also have 1280×768 display resolution, which isn’t at all common in the Android world (but is also what was leaked for the LS970 for to Sprint). And it runs Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.
That’s it for E970 specs that have been made available to us up to this point. If we go with the LS970 analogy, then AT&T’s next high-end LG smartphone should also come with a 4.67-inch touchscreen, a 13 MP camera, a 1.3 MP front-facing camera, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of built-in storage, LTE support, and a 2,100 mAh battery.
Expect a Q4 release for the E970, like for its sibling on Sprint. These will undoubtedly be some pretty interesting holiday season offerings. We’ll keep you posted.
Via Blog of Mobile
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