I know that most of you can’t even conceive seeing an Android smartphone better equipped and better looking than HTC’s One X and Samsung’s Galaxy S3 anytime soon, but the fact of the matter is that LG is planning to make a strong push towards the high-end market niche and their future flagship looks breathtaking in theory.
We’ve told you all about the LS970, codenamed “Eclipse”, and about its 2 GB of RAM and removable battery, but it seems that LG won’t only release its flagship on Sprint, but also on AT&T. The E970 has just been leaked and, while we can’t know much about it for sure, we’re almost certain it will be AT&T’s version of the “Eclipse”.
This benchmark picked up by the guys at Unwired View confirms the E970 as coming with a 1.5 GHz processor, Adreno 320 graphics, a 1280 x 768 pixels resolution display and Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. Those are all common points with the LS970, but we have to mention that we’re unsure about the chipset’s model.
While we know it will be clocked at 1.5 GHz, it’s difficult to say whether the E970 will come packing the dual-core S4 MSM8960 “Krait” chipset powering many high-end devices these days, or the quad-core APQ8064 proc rumored to be featured on the LS970. We surely hope that we’re going to see this come with the quad-core Qualcomm chipset, but then again, the S4 processor is also very snappy and, in many ways, is probably the snappiest around.
As for the phone’s other features and tech specs, we don’t know a thing, but it’s very likely that it will copycat the LS970 in (pretty much) all areas. That means that we could see AT&T’s future big guy come with a 13 MP rear-facing camera, a 1.3 MP front-facing webcam, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of on-board memory, 4G LTE support, NFC capabilities, and a 2,100 mAh removable battery.
No words on pricing and availability just yet, but we should expect both the LS970 and the E970 to be released sometime in Q4 replete with hefty price tags. Then again, I see myself paying big bucks for such oomph, so bring it on, LG!
How about you guys? Are you as excited as we are about LG’s future flagship(s)? Would you consider ditching Samsung or HTC for the LS970 or E970 if they were to come with the rumored spec sheets? Let us know down below!