Quad-Core 2GB RAM LG Eclipse Tipped For Multiple US Carriers This Fall


We just looked at the possibility of Verizon getting LG’s Optimus LTE2, but that’s not the only high-end Android the manufacturer has been working on lately. Last month, we heard about the LS970 “Eclipse”, which looked like it would be headed to Sprint. Beyond just having 2GB of RAM like the LTE2, the Eclipse would step things up with a quad-core Snapdragon S4 with Adreno 320 GPU. Now we’re starting to get an idea for when the Eclipse might arrive, thanks to the Bluetooth SIG.

The Group published a listing today covering both the LS970 and E970, another Eclipse variant that benchmark data has tied to AT&T. The paperwork mentions the phone’s LTE compatibility, as well as makes the claim that the phone will make its North American launch sometime around Halloween.

We’re not sure just how much faith to put in that date, not only because Bluetooth certification is an odd place to reveal phone launch details, but considering how that’s a good third-of-a-year away, there’s plenty of time for launch plans to shift.

In addition to this news of a launch date, the discovery of some UAPs for the pair appear to confirm some hardware details, but they’re not without their inconsistencies. We’ve already heard that the Eclipse would run an unusual 1280 x 768 resolution, which is echoed by some of these documents, but also replaced by a more traditional 1280 x 720 in others; for the moment, it’s not quite clear in which we should put more faith.

Source: Bluetooth SIG, LG
Via: Unwired View, Engadget

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