LG D1L Android Tipped For Possible Release Next Month: 720p, S4

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About a month ago, we looked at an entry in a phone benchmark database which seemed to reveal an unknown LG model, the F160L. While the listing didn’t tell us much, it did reveal the presence of a dual-core Snapdragon S4 chip, which we’ve been seeing give the quad-core Tegra 3 a run for its money. Beyond that, and the presence of a 720p display, we didn’t have much to go on. A new rumor out today claims that LG is working on a phone to directly compete against the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III, and it will feature just such a dual-core S4 and HD screen.

The handset in question is going by codename D1L; we can’t say for sure if this is the same hardware as the F160L, only that the claimed specs we have match up between the two. The D1L would run that S4 at 1.5GHz, have a 4.7-inch 720p screen, run ICS, and feature LTE data connectivity, fast becoming a requirement for high-end smartphones.

If the source behind this rumor is accurate – and based on a supposed confirmation by an LG worker that the D1L is a current project, it very well may be – LG could be hoping to release the D1L as soon as May. Based on the supposed motivations behind its release, we’d expect to see availability in multiple markets.

Source: Digital Daily (Google Translate)

Via: Unwired View

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