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Verizon to Release the LG D1LV with 4.7-inch HD Display and Snapdragon S4 in May to Compete with the Galaxy SIII?

A new device by LG was name dropped over the weekend in Korea that is supposed to compete directly with Samsung’s Galaxy SIII. Currently under codename “D1L” the device will sport a 4.7″ HD display, Snapdragon S4 processor, and run Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. It may seem odd that they would release a phone of this magnitude only a few months after announcing the Optimus 4X HD with its Tegra 3 processor and other top tier specs, but there is one thing you have to remember – we only care about LTE here in the States. The Tegra 3, isn’t friends with LTE radios at this time, so carriers here are opting for Qualcomm’s latest chipset which is.

If you were wondering where this new “D1L” device may be headed first, it looks like we have an answer thanks to a recent GLBenchmark: Verizon. They got creative with the codename on this one and are calling it the “D1LV” (“V” for Verizon in case you missed that) for now under model number VS930 (Spectrum was VS920). According to this benchmark, it will sport Android 4.0.3, an HD screen (720×1280 resolution), and a 1.5Ghz processor which we are assuming to be the Snapdragon S4.

Korean sources are calling for a May release. With a benchmark going live with Verizon signatures all over it, I’d say it might actually hit that time frame.

So we ask, is there anything that LG can do to win you over?

Via:  GLBenchmark, Ameblo, The Verge

  • Wiebs

    If they drop there you UI they might be able to make a small push.

  • xiaoxiao115
  • Youllreachus

    As soon as ATT gets decent 4g coverage, I’m leaving Vzw in the dust.

  • yarrellray

    People everyone just calm down let this LG device arrive nobody will really care. Come July or August you can TRUST that the GALAXY NOTE/JOURNAL as well as the GALAXY S3 will arrive all on Verizon. If you really look at it Verizon can afford to lay low for awhile.

  • yarrellray

    LG winning me over WILL NEVER EVER HAPPEN. I am to happy with my GALAXY NEXUS if anything the next device I purchase on Verizon will be either the GALAXY S3 or GALAXY NOTE/JOURNAL. I am surprised LG even still exist. They better bring their A GAME in order to reside on Verizon…

  • chris125

    Hopefully this has the new lg skin and not the crappy old skin. Lg better come out guns blazing if they want to try and compete with samsung.

  • Towelie420

    Yeah, they can win me over by making this phone bone stock android. And not a single icon changed..
    If it is, I’ll probably buy it. But it won’t be … manufacturers always feel the need to put their crap over android. Let’s hope lg is smart. I think it would give them an edge if they stick with pure stock android.

  • Dan

    Nope. I will NEVER, EVER buy LG again. Not after the LG Dare.

  • cooksta32676

    Define “compete”….

  • robocop

    Where’s the Droid fighter news? For a device coming out supposedly Friday no one seems to want to talk about it…

  • Destroythanet

    This LG compete with the GSIII? Hahahaha, yeah, and the Hyundai Genesis is a competitor for a 3-series BMW!

    • Lacockanostra

      No they call it a G37 killer

  • shdowman

    Maybe they figure since the skins look so similar someone will confuse this for the SGS3.

    As for your question as to what LG can do to win me over?? Well, this is a family site…I had better not say.

  • It’sASamsung

    “So we ask, is there anything that LG can do to win you over?”

    Answer: Stock ICS, unlocked bootloader, identical or better specs than SGSIII.

  • mustardhomie

    so… the sgsiii isnt coming to VZW?

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    OEM SKins don’t really bother me that much… I think HTC and Sammy do a decnet Job…. But LG has an AWFUL UGLY skin… and they don’t know how to make attractive devices….at all. If Verzion is thinking about Lauching this and backing down on the GS3 I’ll have a hUGE problem with that. LG has no credibility in the update department either…

  • eze4

    Hell nah they can’t

  • Mad Llama

    If you think back to the earlier days of Android, you may remember that Samsung wasn’t much of a contender. They made cheaply constructed handsets with no ongoing support. LG is another Korean company that is trying to improve their image and come out with some winners like Samsung eventually did with the Galaxy series. I wouldn’t count them out yet. FWIW, I think their TVs are pretty good.

    • eze4

      Lol they still do make cheaply constructed handsets.

      • KaseyLa2da

        Dropped my naked nexus for the 11th and 12th time this weekend. Trust me Trollface, this phone ain’t cheap…

        • dk81

          He was talking about LG not samsung, no need to get all defensive lol

          • JaeLim

            Nope. He was talking about Samsung phones.

          • dk81

            well whatever, then he’s an idiot lol

  • bigdav1178

    LG was always pretty good at making a qwerty keyboard; if this thing were to have one, I’d give it a look. Of course, I know I’m dreaming, physical keyboards are near non-existent any more… but it would be nice to have an option to the Droid 4 with its craptastic pentile screen. I’m so tired of hanging on to my Droid 2.

    • Cowboy

       I switched to the Droid 4 from the old LG Voyager, and I agree with you that LG made a good qwerty keyboard. That said, I like my Droid 4 a lot. I can live with a less than stellar screen resolution, but not with a touchscreen only phone. The 4 has the best qwerty option right now.

  • If VZ want to compete with the sgs3 maybe they should try offering the sgs3.

    • FortitudineVincimus

      You forgot, they have multiple colors of the same mid and low grade devices to wow you. 

      As if that means a f**** thing to anyone but the most retarded

  • I’m shocked that there is nothing in the rumor mill for Verizon that would make me jealous (GNex user here).  I have never gone this many months without phone envy.  The GS3 definitely has a shot at it, but there is pretty much nothing that LG could do that would make me even look twice.  Hell… with their record I generally write off anything they do without even reading a review.  They are that bad…

    • EC8CH

      Yeah, the top tier status of the GNex on VZW has had a remarkable shelf life.

      • FortitudineVincimus

        Hmmm.. in my world, it never made it to that top shelf so it didnt have far to fall when the stupid hype was over. It was a POS then and is now.

        • EC8CH


        • Azndan4


          • Ralphie

            I’ll second that

        • RadicalPie

          Funny guy

    • dk81

      I’d have to agree. There isn’t anything out there or coming that we know of that is making me drool. I’ll probably be content waiting for the next nexus phone.

    • 11knives

      I hope you’re right. Just bought my G Nex on Saturday and I love it. I’d hate to have cellphone envy already.

      • Internetuser1

        it’s always gonna happen, but you should have waited man since you knew there were gonna be major phone releases in the summer.  At the very least you would have been able to grab the galaxy nexus super cheap.

        • 11knives

          I waited 2 years to get an upgrade from my DX. I got a good deal and I’m happy… for now.

      • dk81

        congrats, hope you enjoy it, now get over to xda developers forum and get rooted, rommed, etc.  you can pretty much make this phone look and act however you want.

        • 11knives

          The unlocked bootloader was a huge plus for me. I get bored of the same rom almost weekly, so yes I will be rooting and flashing very soon.

  • Guest

    Real laughter was produced.

  • droidiac13

    Is there a phone on the horizon that’s going to be worth getting???  I’m switching to Verizon, but none of the phones currently be offered interest me.  And, the rumored phones aren’t grabbing my attention.  Any thoughts?

  • SH

    If they want to compete, it will have to be released with vanilla ICS. 

  • mustbepbs

    10 bucks says it releases with Gingerbread.

  • Jnmigr

    So Verizon not getting SgIII, and try to silent their custumer with Lg.

    • ManBearPig618

      Did we expect anything else?  I still stare at my GNex in disbelief that it actually landed on Verizon.  I pray for the day they actually start to land the top tier of Android devices.

      • cns2007

        You don’t consider the RAZR and Rezound top tier? I think Verizon finally has a decent line up of Android phones.

        • FortitudineVincimus

          wow, just wow.. your not a true phone/hardware person are you? The RAZR is the closest VZW has to anything remotely top tier.

          • Azndan4

            If that wasn’t a biased statement from a Motorola fanboy then I don’t know what is.

          • CharlesHussell

            in what way is the Razr superior to the Rezound?  Because it’s thin?  

            I don’t know how an adult could even pull that geeky thing out of their pocket without embarrassment.  

            How could anyone who thinks of themselves as a hardware person get past the Razr’s screen. Bleh.

          • Kyle Fullmer

            Likely because a “hardware” person is interested in the performance of the device and less concerned with the aesthetics and the screen has no impact on a phones performance.

          • Ralphie

            Try again. Better resolution means more processing to display.

          • TheDude

             Sounds like a comment from the marketing department and not the engineering department. Some people think i*hone is the best too. Thanks for the chuckle.

          • DanWazz

            What would you consider a top tier phone? Serious question, not trying to pick a fight.

      • NemaCystX

        well remember last year WHY Verizon got the GalaxyNexus, because they passed on getting the Galaxy SII, could be a hint at whats to come in 2012 with the next Nexus.  

        The Nexus was probably so much of a silent success they are going for another this year.

        • FortitudineVincimus

          The whole Nexus concept is soooo stupid & so many suckers buy into it… where you Nexus people at now? Still waiting for badly needed updates on your crappy bottom shelf plastic phone with your weakazz pathetic camera that was so lamely over-hyped. Oh, sorry.. it had ICS…. ohhhhhhhh

          • Azndan4

            I have android 4.0.4 on my phone. What do you have? Oh and which phone on verizon (excluding iPhone) has a better camera than the gnex? And I guess you like getting carpal tunnel from using heavy metal phones. Have fun with that while I enjoy Android 4.0.4 and a screen that doesn’t suck.

          • The Thunderbolt has a better camera than either the Iphone (which my wife has) or the GNex (which I took back because the camera sucked). I’m sucking it up until something with ICS and a decent camera hits Verizon.

          • yarrellray

            Can’t help but laugh at all these people complaining about the GALAXY NEXUS. No device on Verizon is BETTER that’s for sure NO Razr or Razr Maxx can compare. Meanwhile we won’t even get into the sad iphone or thunderbolt.

          • squiddy20

            Oh please, you think whatever device you currently own is the “best”, “pimp/bitch slapping”, “winning”, or my personal favorite “BOSS”. You did it with your “grandaddy” Evo 4G, you did it once again with your “legendary” Evo 3D, and now you’re doing it with your “pimp slapping” Galaxy Nexus. What you also fail to realize is the “the best” phones come and go, nothing is ever “on top” for a year, let alone even 6 months, especially when it comes to Android smartphones. What a f*cking joke. You need serious psychiatric help there Dicky.

          • D+T→n(14.1MeV)+α(3.5MeV)

            You don’t actually know anything about Android phones, do you? I own a GNex, and a Thunderbolt, AND a RAZR MAXX(work-issued). I also program themes and help with CT ROM builds on the side as a hobby. I could sit here and point out everything that is wrong with what you posted, but I think it would be a waste of time, and would instead simply suggest that you actually learn something about what actually makes these things tick, so to speak. Simply saying something like “I have a GNex, it has ICS, nothing can compare.” is incredibly mis-informed at best, incredibly…let’s just say”out there” at worst, to keep it polite 🙂

          • TheDude

             Best phone on Verizon for people who want full access to their device. How are those people suckers?

        • CharlesHussell

          I think the Nexus turned out to be sort of a disaster.  They debuted the thing with ICS in like October, making it look like it was finally going to be the device that competes with the iPhone in every way…then delay delay delay, then it’s finally released in December with bugs and a weak camera.  Most of my friends who ran out and bought it returned it and are now happy with the Rezound.

    • FortitudineVincimus

      Please tell me you never thought VZW was going to get he SGS3.. bwww ha haa haa

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  • Butters619

    LG actually compete with SGS3?  Oh man, I needed my morning laugh.  Thank you.

    • kulanapan

      This is Verizon cheaping out on it’s customers. Given the option, anybody would choose the GSIII. But Verizon isn’t gong to give you that option.

      • Noyfb

        Ridiculous to pass on the SG3, unless it was never going to have a cdma variant. All the great phones being produced now and verizon doesn’t want any of them.

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      • feztheforeigner

        I’m tired of this CRAP! Please make it go away Kellex!

    • feztheforeigner

      It won’t much of a competition for sure…as if LG could suddenly come into the game and take on the second best Android series ever (Nexus is first)…

  • Evan LeRoy

    LG build quality is good, specs are good (mostly future proof). My only concern is that developers probably won’t adopt this phone… I needs the ROMs/Developer community to be behind my next phone (currently have Dinc1) –  Looking at the HTC One X equivalent on VZ and/or S3 if it makes it to Verizon

  • Tonyr4music

    Stupid Verizon! LG compete with Samsung? On what world?

    • John

      I think you mean

      “LG compete with anyone? HAH.”

  • Shepard007

    Still Nothing on the DROID Fighter?  Wasn’t last word this was to come out mid-April time frame?

    • Rp780

       I thought I was the only one waiting. I don’t want to buy the MAXX just to have the fighter come out. Droid Life HELP!!!!

      • FortitudineVincimus

        Droid Life can’t help us.. VZW is full of morons that think purple and blue and white variations of the same f***** phone are all we want/need.

        We are doomed with phone mediocrity.

        • sgtguthrie

          You’ve possibly got anger issues…if you aren’t happy with vzw, maybe you should try sprint or tmobile. I don’t like how vzw does things either, but they have the best network.

        • chris125

           I think that is more on moto’s part. They need to get rid of all the extra parts they bought since nobody bought the razr and have to pass it on to some poor sap.

      • macawmatt

        Same here, if there was a reliable leak of what the specs will be, that way I can make my decision on waiting or not.

        • Rp780

           Exactly! If this phone does come out on the 12th it will be the quietest release in the history. I guess no stock ice cream sandwich for me.

  • Azn_Android

    Until they improve their terible build quality/design and get rid of their ugly interface, i wont even consider an lg device no matter what its specs are.

    • You’re right, but you also forgot the fact they never support their phones with software updates or bug fixes after they are released.

      Terrible company, bottom tier, bottom OF the tier actually!

  • ZackPudney

    Win me over? Not likely


    For starters, they can leave the software stock Ice Cream Sandwich instead of their disgusting overlay….that’s really the only thing I don’t like about LG’s phones.

  • jeesung

    free phone, if you’re Korean?

  • Johngi

    yeah i think verizon will get the phone, but not until fall of this year.