LG’s CES press event is coming up on us quick – the show starts at the end of the hour, and even if you’re no in Vegas yourself, you can access the live stream from the comfort of home. The meat of the event, LG’s G Flex 2, may have already leaked, but the manufacturer is sure to bring plenty of other hardware to show off. Will we see another model of the same caliber as the G Flex 2 join the curved-screen handset on stage? Maybe not, but LG sure appears to be developing such a phone, as revealed through some newly-uncovered benchmark details.
What we see is an LG phone with the model number LG-F510L, running a Qualcomm MSM8994 SoC – that’s the Snapdragon 810, the same powerhouse of a chip that leaks have identified at the core of the G Flex 2.
Well, wait a minute: couldn’t this just be the G Flex 2 itself? It’s possible, but this model number is a big enough leap over the original G Flex’s (the F340 in South Korea, D95x elsewhere) that we’re entertaining the possibility that this is indeed a second 810-powered handset that LG’s been developing.
But where would a second flagship-level device fit into LG’s lineup? Well, that’s one mystery we don’t have the answer to quite yet. We haven’t really been tracking any other LG powerhouses that could launch in the immediate future, and a phone with an 810 would likely be a pretty headline-grabbing model.
Could this be an early sign of the G4? Remember, the G2 in South Korea was the F320, and the G3 was the F400, so the F510 might make some sense as the fourth-gen edition of the family. If that’s indeed the case, we’re probably still a few months out from learning the truth: LG didn’t introduce the G3 until May of last year, and so far we haven’t seen any indications that it intends to drastically alter its launch timetable for 2015. Though with only 2GB of RAM, this model doesn’t quite feel G4-worthy; for now, the mystery will continue.