By Stephen Schenck | June 14, 2012 3:22 PM
What’s better than a brand-new smartphone? A big ol’ box full of new smartphones, obviously. According to a newly-leaked pic, it looks like Verizon is starting to receive shipments of a new LG model, which very well may be the manufacturer’s 2GB-RAM-packing Optimus LTE2.
How do we get from model LG-VS930 to the LTE2? Well, the LG-VS930 is tied to LG codename D1L through some benchmark results from earlier this year. That D1L is one we talked about before, when we heard that it would have specs like a dual-core 1.5GHz S4 processor, a 4.7-inch 720p display, and an LTE modem. Those just happen to line-up perfectly with what we’ve since seen released as the LTE2. While its conceivable LG could have been working on two very similar models, the simplest explanation would be that this is the US localization of that model for Verizon.
Assuming this is the LTE2, when might we hope to see it for sale from Verizon? Even if the carrier is already receiving shipments of the model, we’ve yet to see it receive FCC certification (though it got its Bluetooth clearance back in March), which it’s definitely going to need prior to launch. That could mean weeks, or even a couple months, but perhaps Verizon will clear things up and announce the phone itself in the meantime.