LG Codename Confirmation Supports Verizon Optimus LTE2 Rumors

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Last week, we got to see a picture of what was supposedly a shipment on its way to Verizon, chock full of LG-VS930 smartphones. Of course, that news isn’t very useful without knowing just what the VS930 is, so we looked into how to connect the dots between that name and a phone with which we were familiar. Along the way, we had to make a few logical jumps, opening up the possibility that we were misinterpreting the situation. Now, however, LG has confirmed the identity of one of the codenames under discussion, making it appear very likely that Verizon is going to be getting the manufacturer’s Optimus LTE2.

The connection between the VS930 and an LG device known by codename D1L seemed pretty strong, with both showing up in the data set from a benchmark test. The problem was then linking the D1L to the LTE2; while what we knew about the D1L’s hardware specs matched those of the LTE2, that didn’t necessarily mean the models where one and the same. Today, we leave any such doubt behind, as LG has confirmed that the D1L is indeed the LTE2.

Of course, none of this says anything as to what Verizon’s plans for the LTE2 may be, but if it’s getting shipments of the handset, it’s not too hard to imagine that it’s planning on releasing it for its own network. Just when that may be, though, is anyone’s guess.

Source: The Verge
Via: PhoneDog

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