AT&T-bound LG E940 leaks in benchmark with 1080p display and Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU

by: AdrianDecember 6, 2012

With Samsung, HTC and Sony reportedly hard at work on their 2013 flagship smartphones, it was only a matter of time until LG’s next top-tier device made its own shiny appearance in the news. Now Optimus G’s successor has been spotted in GlBenchmark’s database, though we welcome it with mostly mixed feelings.

Don’t get us wrong, there’s nothing about E940’s leaked spec sheet that disappoints, it’s just we’ve seen it all before. And even worse, we’ve seen it at released devices, like HTC’s Droid DNA, and not just at yet to be launched phones, like Sony’s Odin.

We’re talking of course about the 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution display, the 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 CPU, the 2 GB of RAM, the Adreno 320 GPU and the running of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Thankfully, everything else about the E940 is still kept under wraps, which can make us hope we’re going to see at least one or two unique features. The display size is unknown – 5-inch is definitely in the cards – while the battery capacity, cameras, on-board storage and the existence or lack thereof of a microSD card slot are all subject to speculation and fantasy right now.

Furthermore, this was only a test unit put through GLBenchmark, so even the “on board” Android 4.1 can be bumped to 4.2 by the time of the launch. Talking about launch, let’s say we have no idea when it could take place, but LG can certainly not afford to keep this big guy in the pipeline much longer – after all, there’s only a small step from “we’ve seen it all before” to “we’ve seen better before”.

Two other details worth mentioning about the E940 before wrapping this report up. First off, based on the Android OS build display section of the GLBenchmark doc, this is definitely coming to AT&T in the States. Whether or not the carrier will get exclusivity is unclear, but Ma Bell is in the cards at least for launching this “beast” earlier than the competition.

Secondly, we can’t ignore the striking similarities between the E940 and the previously leaked F240K. The two phones appear to have identical spec sheets, so we can only assume one thing – they are the same device, one heading to Korea in January and one to the US in February or March.

So, how about that E940? Could it be too small of an upgrade to the Optimus G? Will it be able to compete with Samsung’s Galaxy S4, HTC’s M7 and Sony’s Odin and Yuga?

  • If LG improve the design, the camera, and that ugly UI of the Optimus G. It will be very welcome…

    • till the galaxy s4 comes out…..

      • Probably, but not certainly.

        LG has a bad history with their releases. But now that they manufacture the almighty Nexus 4, may have learned a thing or two about what is a device that customers want.

        Let’s see … The more really good smartphones on the market, the better for us users! ;)

        • LG phones can’t even compete with HTC…..LET alone Samsung! only reason the nexus 4 is selling good is cos it’s a nexus!

  • MasterMuffin

    All the same, 5″ 1080p LCD screen with snapdragon s4…. Where are tegra 4 and amoled?

    • There are rumors that HTC will use the Tegra 4 in the next flagship. And that they will launch before the GSIV. Let’s wait…

      • MasterMuffin

        Lets wait!