LG mystery phone revealed? LG-F180: quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM, LTE compatible

July 9, 2012
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    Earlier today, we’ve talked about LG’s plans to release a quad-core smartphone that will feature a 10MP+ camera, although further details about the device were pretty much inexistent.

    Fortunately, after further digging, we’ve uncovered a leaked spreadsheet for an upcoming LG smartphone that seems to fit well with the previous report. Before we dive into the leaked specs, let me just say that I’m sincerely hoping for these specs to actually come true, as it looks like we are looking at the first smartphone to run circles around the Samsung Galaxy S3.

    The leaked spreadsheet talks about an LG smartphone codenamed the LG-F180 and paints the picture of the fastest Android smartphone that we ever talked about. The first impressive spec is the Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 SoC, one that pairs a 1.5GHz quad-core Krait CPU with the new Adreno 320 GPU. For your reference, it should be mentioned that the US variant of the Galaxy S3 also features a Qualcomm Krait CPU, but that’s only dual-core.

    While there is no way of being exactly sure how the two extra cores will improve the performance, considering that Nvidia’s Tegra 3 CPU is a quad-core processor based on the same architecture as the dual-core Tegra 2 CPU, the bump should be notable at least. The leak also mentions that the LG-F180 will feature 2GB of RAM, the new standard when it comes to high-end smartphones.

    Equally attractive is the fact that the new LG flagship seems to be LTE compatible in its quad-core version. I know for sure that most of our US readers will be excited about this, considering the fact that the two most powerful Android smartphones currently available, the Galaxy S3 and the HTC One X have swapped their quad-core Cortex A9 processors with dual-core S4s in order to provide support for LTE networks without massive battery life issues. LG won’t be forced to make the same change, since the S4 Krait CPUs (Cortex A15-type) are far more energy-efficient than Cortex A9 processors and integrate LTE radio.

    On to the display, Digitimes reports that the LG-F180 will feature a 5-incher, although the leaked specs only mention the resolution: 1280 by 720 pixels (most likely non-Pentile, or as LG like to market their displays, true HD).

    Other leaked specs include:

    • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
    • A design inspired by the Optimus L series
    • 13MP primary camera
    • NFC
    • 802.11 a / b / g / n Wi-Fi
    • Bluetooth 4.0
    • 2100mAh battery

    According to the source, the LG-F180 has passed the development stage and is now tested by Korean mobile operators, and will be released as soon as Q3 2012. The phone might be a variant of the LG LS970 Eclipse we’ve heard about a while ago.

    What do you guys think? Are these specs too good to come true? Will the LG-F180 be able to turn LG’s mobile business into a profitable one? Drop us a line in the comment section below and share a thought!

    Comments

    • Chip San

      I really impressed with smartphone having a more features. I like HD for smartphones.
      http://www.livechat.comm100.com/

    • AndroidBrian

      There not to good to be true. Its pretty much what people wanted the galaxy s3 to be.

    • gils001

      Wow! Now all lg needs is some good marketing for this and they got a winner

    • charles kenely

      I am still amazed at the fact that so many reviewers just
      don’t get it in regards to the major WOW factors many buyers find with the
      Galaxy S3.

      I see review after review with people trying to figure
      whether some rival phone might perform a split second faster than the Galaxy
      S3. Regardless of the winner, I do not think the one second speed difference
      one way or the other is the primary driving factor for the record demand for
      the Galaxy S3.

      Before there is any talk of a Galaxy S3 killer, especially
      based upon processor power, it had better have:

      1.) a removable battery so as to allow for pre-charged
      spares

      2.) capable of 32GB internal storage

      3.) removable storage to allow up to 64GB additional storage

      Basically, you have the ability to store hjuge amounts off
      data and large format media, like full length movies without constant worry of
      available space to load many apps. Also, you can plan ahead and charge spare
      batteries to quickly exchange without being in desperate need of a recharge.
      Think of a day at the beach, amusement park, picnic in the park, or traveling
      on an airplane. Having one or two extra pre-charged batteries… can you almost
      say “priceless”?

      Until these characteristics are matched, the Galaxy will be
      the #1 phone of choice.

    • http://www.AndroidAuthority.com/ Darcy Alexander LaCouvee

      Quad core S4 with these specs…. oh man. I still want a Note 2 though. No – I need a Note 2. I can’t stop obsessing over it.

    • pino

      haha the 4x hd isnt even propperly released and they plan to release another better phone in a few months?
      glad i didnt buy the 4x hd yet ill sit it out and wait till the price drops :)

    • yarrellray

      All in all there won’t be “NO DEVICE” in 2012 that will top the GALAXY S3 unless it will be the GALAXY NOTE 2. Otherwise is is nothing more than a myth we all know LG can’t compare to anything made by Samsung on a normal day. I am happy to own the Galaxy S3 and the overall battery life on this device is only beat by the Motorola Razr Maxx and it took a 3300 mAh battery to beat the Galaxy S3. I get 13 hrs of use on my Galaxy S3 heavy usage and why over 19 plus hrs of light use on this device and that’s just using one battery. If they ever came out with an extended battery around 2500mAh with the kind of software designed in the Galaxy S3 it will BLOW AWAY the Motorola Razr Maxx. Nobody in tech land does software bettery than Samsung. I dougbt very seriously LG will be able to compete. I have 64gb of external storage and 16 internal 80gb total yeah right LG good try my friend….

      • squiddy20

        1. “All in all there won’t be “NO DEVICE” in 2012 that will top the GALAXY S3″ Soooo what you’re saying is, there actually will be a device that will “top” the Galaxy SIII? Because to us “uneducated folk” it certainly reads like that with your double negative there. Good job Richard.
        2. Haha, it’s funny that you think 13 hours of “heavy” usage is great. just yesterday I got 13 hours of moderate usage streaming Pandora, at least 20 minutes of calls, several texts and emails, and I was still at 50% by the end of the day on my Sprint Gnex.

    • G

      well i remember reading that LG’s mobile division has already sprung back into profitability..
      to dem Samsung fanboys. Samsung isn’t the greatest. Samsung copies like there is no tomorrow. sure every company copies, but unlike Samsung, LG innovates (Samsung only innovated with their screens and processors, even than, their dual core Exynos found in the S2 had to be overclocked because it did not perform on par with the rest). So many mobile break throughs were because of LG (capacitive touch screens, dual core, 2GB RAM, wireless charging and etc). if the specs are true, this phone will be a Samsung killer. you can hate on LG as much as you want but they are finally getting their game together. Samsung can go to tech hell now. other deserving and truly innovative companies like Motorola, LG, Sony and even Nokia deserve the title of ”world’s largest handset manufacturer”, NOT Samsung

    • Soonoh Jung

      The display will be 4.8 inch True HD IPS

    • Rod

      Come on LG, we want the 1080p screen !

    • Blooby

      Very interested in this – my HTC desire is badly in need of replacing. LTE won’t be available in the UK for years yet, but the specs on this thing look very nice, so long as it has decent 3g compatibility and a fm-radio.

    • Mr.BeAtZbyDRE

      the only thing LG is missing on this phone is a full HD display. Im talking 1920 x 1280 resolution! I heard a rumor going that LG was working on a display that beats Apple’s Retina Display. This phone is definately going to be the best phone on the market but with a full HD, it will be even better than the best. Thats my opinion…

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