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Quad-core S4 LG Eclipse coming to AT&T and Sprint, may hit stores on October 31

June 15, 2012
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The Samsung Galaxy S3 hysteria is reaching a fever pitch right now, but give it a couple of months and phone geeks will be itching for next big thing to get their paws on. We’ve covered why LG Eclipse is the perfect candidate for that, as it definitely has the specs it needs to stand up against the big boys in the smartphone market. Now, there’s another good reason to start saving your money.

UnwiredView has spotted a filling on Bluetooth SIG, which indicates that both the AT&T (LG E970) and Sprint (LG LS970) versions of the LG Eclipse have been approved for sale. The more interesting part, however, is the phone’s expected arrival in the US.

According to the description, the phone will be available in the American market around October 31, 2012. It’s still unknown which version of the LG Eclipse will hit stores first, though.

To understand why we’ve been drooling over the LG Eclipse, you need only to read the expected specs. We’re talking about a phone that will boast the first-of-its-kind quad-core 1.5GHz Krait S4 processor and Adreno 320 GPU. Add 4.7-inch WXGA display of 1280 x 768 resolution, 16GB internal storage, 2GB RAM, 13MP front camera, 1.3MP rear camera, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and a removable 2,100mAh battery. This is a recipe for one heck of a super phone.

While we’ve hoped that the LG Eclipse would come sooner, October 31 is still a good enough date, and for LG it might better to avoid the competition of the S3-One X duo. Well, there’s always the Motorola Droid Razr HD to take into account, but that one is coming to Verizon.

Does the LG Eclipse have what it takes to stop you from getting the Samsung Galaxy S3?