LG-LS990 (LG G3) specs detailed in Sprint UA profile, QHD display appears again (Updated)

by: Robert TriggsApril 22, 2014

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Sprint has made a few revisions to its User Agent profile listing for the LG-LS990 (LG G3). Fortunately the QHD display remains, instead the alterations affect the device’s RAM and camera specifications.

The handset’s RAM has dropped back down to 2GB from 3GB, putting it back inline with the LG G2. On the plus side, the camera modules have received a bump in resolution. The profile now lists the device as having a 16 megapixel rear camera, and the front facing sensor has also received a slight boost to 2.4 megapixels. We’ll have to wait and see what other changes this brings compared with the G2’s camera.

Finally, the software number has changed to “LS990ZV1” but the profile still states that the device comes with Android 4.4.2, so the update is most likely making adjustments to LG’s specific features.

Original Article:

Back in mid-March a user agent profile from LG’s own website suggested that the upcoming LG G3 would come with a QHD (1440×2560) pixel resolution display. In fact, we’ve been hearing similar rumors since the beginning of the year. These details have been spotted once again, this time in a user agent profile from US carrier Sprint. As well as hinting yet again at a QHD display, the profile contains virtually an entire hardware spec sheet for LG’s next flagship smartphone.

The device in question is listed as the LG-LS990, which is expected to be the Sprint version of the LG G3, whilst the carrier-less version retains the D850 tag that we have seen before. If the QHD displays turns out to be correct, it’s likely that LG will be using the 5.5 inch QHD display that it already unveiled, which has a pixel density of 530ppi.

As well as display information, the UA suggests that the LG G3 will be sticking with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, like the one found in the G2, rather than the slightly updated Snapdragon 801 chip found in other new flagship handsets. Sadly then, this spec suggests that the G3 won’t be one of the first smartphones to feature the upcoming Snapdragon 805 SoC. LG also seems to have brought the RAM count up to 3GB this time around.

Here’s the full spec according to Sprint’s LS990 UA Profile:

  • SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
  • CPU: Quad Core Krait 400 (probably clocked at the standard 2.3GHz)
  • Display resolution: QHD (1440×2560)
  • RAM: 3GB of RAM
  • Internal storage: 32GB
  • External storage: MicroSD cards up to 64GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 13MP (image resolution: 4160×3120)
  • Front-facing camera: 2.1M (video resolution: 1920×1080)
  • Operating system:  Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Cellular connectivity: LTE / EVDO / IS2000
  • Other connectivity: GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Sources below.

Of course, this could always be a preliminary spec given to Sprint to help prepare its marketing material, LG may change one or two things before the official announcement. What do you make of the LG G3 based on these specs?

  • I actually kind of don’t want a proper QHD resolution screen yet on my smart phone, next year it’ll make a whole lot more sense. Why waste CPU/Battery power for something that’s not yet going to worth it and can use to its full potential yet.

    • Clint McKay

      People crave for attention. It always has been like that. You or me cannot make any difference. They wont change. Human nature to crave for more, even if its unnecessary.

      Let’s drink to that!!

  • Luka Mlinar

    What the hell is with all the 5.5 inch screens?? The G2 was large enough. At the moment the only phone we can consider looking at the size is the Moto X line.

    • Jesus

      You’re forgetting that the G2’s overall phone dimension was pretty much the same as the Samsung Galaxy S3 and LG Nexus 4!

      So… maybe it will be the same pattern – larger screen, on a similar phone size. Hell yeeah

      • Markus Ressel

        The bezels on the G2 are already very thin, I don’t think it’s possible to cram a 5.5″ screen in the same case while keeping the 16:9 aspect ratio.

        • Xavier_NYC

          OnePlus is doing it, why can’t LG? Remember, OnePlus is cramming a 5.5 inch display into a device smaller than the Xperia Z1.

          • Jesus

            The Xperia Z1 was a monster of a phone, with thick as bezels… not much a challenge to ‘beat’ it.

          • Dr. Manhattan

            Why can’t LG? Because there’s not going to be as big of a market for the OnePlus. Cry all you want — it’s the truth. No one outside of us android geeks gives a crap about the OnePlus. 5.5″ is nearing phablet territory.

          • MC

            I think you are mistaken – One Plus – 152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 .
            G2 – 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm Pretty big difference in size.

          • Xavier_NYC

            I made that comment 21 days ago before the official announcement and before the specs were made official. I was going by the picture I saw posted by the company itself.

        • dogulas

          You’d be surprised. If the sister phone is anything to go by, they’re taking tons of bezel of the top!

        • Franklin Allbright

          Think again…..They did it!!!! I’ve had my G3 for 2weeks now and I love it.

          • Markus Ressel

            What is wrong with you people? We made this comments before the device was even out officially so it was just an assumption, no fact. Assumptions can be wrong although I don’t think it was because the G3 is 8mm taller and 5 mm wider than the G2. It’s definitely not a big device for the screen size though.
            You comment on an article that is 6 months old…

      • wes

        I own the LG G2 and the Nexus 4. When holding the Nexus 4, there is a HUGE difference in size when compared to the LG G2. It’s going to be a a large phone no matter how you look at it.

    • Thoriq Rahman

      maybe they just unable to pack that much pixels into 5 inch screen device, so that they make it larger..

      Oppo find 7, the world’s first QHD phone has done the same thing. Their phone was previously 5 inch and now it’s 5.5 inch.

      • Luka Mlinar

        In the end it’s china. OPPO doesn’t give a f*** what an American or European consumer want’s. Chinese people want 5.5″, so they make 5.5″ phones. It’s as simple as that. That’s why the OnePlus also made a more or less same 5.5″ phone. Sorry phablet.

    • j

      5.5 inch with no bezzel? . .. maybe!

  • wat

    800? gdi at least 801 or even 805 if it’s not even out til summer!!

    • Well if you remember people were calling the GS5/m8 an 800 processor, it wasn’t until later that everybody clarified the fact that it was indeed an 801. I’m quite sure if it launches in the next two months, it will be the 801 any time after that it’ll probably be the 805. But really I’m thinking it’ll be the 801 and 1080p screen, as was the case in the other two flagships this year.

      • wat

        I do hope so, but I am still waiting out for Android x64 so maybe the G Pro 3 will be the one for me

  • croco

    With stylus please LG. If G3 have stylus I’ll ditch my Note 3

    • Segroukin

      Hahaha! That’s never gonna happen

  • Binshad T P Haris

    Disappointed with the processer. Snapdragon 805 or 801 should be inside this beast. I hope there is another model for rest of the world with 801 or 805.!

    • Mr james bunt

      This might be a test phone to test the software and the physical buttons. No harm putting a no so powerful CPU model for testing right? Testing also needs money and I am sure enough the 805 cost more than the 800 , so maybe LG don’t want to waste money.

  • Noel

    Hope they bring this out soon..like next month so we can compare it to the HTC One M8, OnePlus One and Sammy’s GS5…so as to finally decide which one to buy (in my case). I am pretty sure they might up the SD800 to 801/805…will also be looking at battery size n stamina.

    • Xavier_NYC

      Hope you’re right. If they use an Soc 800 again then I probably wont get it and stick with my G2.

  • Brian

    Are we that greedy that we’re disappointed in a snapdragon 800?

    • Captain Spaulding

      Yes, we are.

    • Brandon Miranda

      Yes, especially when the 805 is what they should be using but instead they go for 801. *Cough* *Cough* GS5

    • Nate Fredricksen

      Especially now that the 810 has been announced…

      • Mur

        Expect it circa 2024…

    • Dr. Manhattan

      It’s not going to have a 6-7 month old SoC. You’re mad if you believe that UAP to be 100% accurate. It will have the 801, at least.

  • Xavier_NYC

    Highly doubt they’ll use a SD800 again. There would be no point to upgrading from my G2 and I’d be highly disappointed.

    • Troy_City

      I totally agree. What would be the point of upgrading. I’d def be pissed if they threw the SD800 into the mix again…

      • Xavier_NYC

        Yeah, I’m not sure what to believe because there has been a lot of diff profiles and benchmarks with multiple specs. There’s been profiles with the Media Tek chip, 801 chip, an Octa Core chip from LG so it’s hard to know which is real.

  • mggOptimusG

    If the thing (G3) has a front bezel top and bottom it better have capacitive key as well … there is no point having a bezel if it is not used externally. I can understand top bezel with cameras, speaker, light detection, etc. … I can’t understand down bezel without capacitive keys. We normally hold the phone from the lower portion not in the middle, so it would make sense to have capacitive buttons at the bottom.
    They can always allow you to disable them for people wanting to have on-screen ones.
    The thin bezel on the sides is nice but if you add a case to it it is also limiting the left-right swipes.
    We shall see when it comes out !

  • Jonathan TAM

    This or the OnePlus One???

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  • Alex Doubleu

    Think about it. The G3 is just so conveniently coming out after the 805 is released… Lol

  • Cool!

  • Xavier_NYC

    There’s been a lot of different specs for this so I’ll take all of this with a grain of salt until the actual phone is released. LG would be foolish to use the same SoC if they really want to best Samsung. I’m sure this is just a test unit and most likely not the final product but if it is I’m not upgrading from my G2 just for a QHD display

  • Timothy

    LG you already have one phablet, no need to make another. 5.2 was perfect.

  • Omran Terro

    This phone is great but can’t beat the Z2.

    • Karl Berg

      Nice fantasy review bro!

    • Damon Salvador

      Lol .. U hvnt heard of LG G2 … lol

      • Omran Terro

        What makes the G2 better than Z2?

        • Damon Salvador

          U must compare Z2 wid G 3 .. lol
          not wid G2

  • shamatuu

    Really 800? prefer 805 from another article. Please 805 instead.

  • dogulas

    Can anyone actually make a technical case for why 2GB of RAM wouldn’t cut it? I mean how many apps is it going to be able to keep active in RAM, given that pixel count? Personally, as long as the apps can start up fast enough (without being stored in RAM), I’ll take better battery life over more RAM any day.

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  • rose

    It’s only a marketing strategy folks dont count on it just yet. It will surely house the S801 SoC this summer. 1440p is also on board.

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  • Robin

    I think tweaking the phone can have massive impact user-based and may go unnoticed while purchasing. I therefore think Sprint is manipulating the phone to make it more attractive and increasing the pixel resolution so that when you take a picture you are more satisfied. However on the other hands, bringing the RAM down means that it uses less battery which is deceptive for heavy user of the cell phone when it will get heated up quite fast, plastic at the back is for a reason, but inside you know what is going on this big horsepower phone!!! – let me know what I think just my opinion

  • Franklin Allbright

    Assumptions???!!! When you assume things, you make an ass out of yOu and me.