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LG “Eclipse 4G LTE” Superphone Headed For Sprint With Crazy Specs, Would You Want This on Verizon?

The word “Superphone” gets tossed around a lot these days whenever a company releases a flagship handset that they want to brand themselves off of. In this case, LG’s yet-to-be-announced phone certainly sounds power packed so far. Officially the name is LG LS970, but the site that found this beast is calling it the “Eclipse 4G LTE”, and notes that it’s headed for Sprint. Where it gets interesting is underneath the hood, the phone is said to be packing a Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz alongside an Adreno 320 GPU, and 2GB of RAM to top things off. You’re even looking at a 13MP camera on the back of the device as well. Woah.

Currently, all S4 processors are integrated with a radio but the set-up in the Eclipse is one that Qualcomm has only yet demoed in tablets. This setup is going to allow this phone VoLTE (voice-over-LTE) capabilities if or when it hits Sprint, meaning you can talk on the phone and surf the web at the same time. This seems to certainly be the powerhouse in the waiting, but it’s unlikely that we will see this anytime soon. Would this phone coming to Verizon change your opinion about LG?

Via: The Verge

  • Addinsx

    They need all the GPU and RAM to run that horrible overlay they put on their phones. Nothing LG does with phones interest me in the slightest

  • if you put this handset on big red, you will have access to VoLTE sooner than Sprint, but the VZ version will probably take a dip on specs. VZ shits on their “superphones” to keep old technology selling longer…ahhem GNex Ahemm no htc one…ahem…snapdragon s4 instead of anything 2012

    • Josh Groff

      S4 is 2012, the Rezound still had an S3. Also, every other carrier is using S4’s (integrated 4GLTE, why would you not?) right now.

      With that being said, you must either be simple-minded or a troll. My bet is on the latter.

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  • Kerry Davies

    Finally someone bumping up the Ram!

  • Great phone but Siri believes Lumia 900 is the best

  • plasmagrenade11

    I dont mind LG all that much. The Nitro, Spectrum and Lucid are nice phones and the Optimus 4X HD coming out looks awesome.

  • Guest

    > This setup is going to allow this phone VoLTE (voice-over-LTE) capabilities

    Can’t any phone do VOIP… 3G, 4G, wi-fi? Why do we need a “special setup” specific phone?

    • bigdav1178

      special setup?… You seem to be unaware that Verizon is planning to move all voice communications to VoLTE. I believe I read they planned to do so by 2014. If anything, this phone has a leg up on others currently available against obsolescence on the network.

      • Josh Groff

        I bet they’ll be unlikely to pass that savings onto the consumer.

  • Guest

    > Would You Want This on Verizon?

    Of course not. Why would we want 200-400 LTE cities on Verizon… when we could have less than 10 with Sprint?

  • Knlegend1

    Wait this isn’t the Asus Padfone…that’s what I want on Verizon.

  • Quad core.
    5″ screen in hd.
    2gb ram.
    13meg camera on back.
    8meg on front.
    micro usb charging.
    vanilla Android .

    i wish.t

    • plasmagrenade11

      why do you need an 8 megapixel camera on the front? to take 3 megabyte photos of yourself constantly? its extremely pointless.

  • Agree with Jose…on paper megapixels are great but in real life it doesn’t mean anything. Also, the screen on the spectrum was very nice but the hardware and overlay made the entire phone slow and crappy.

    LG won’t wow me at all until they realize how to take processors being used like crazy everywhere else and have it run their own devices just as smoothly.

    And quad core S4 is idiotic….it’ll be a dual core.

  • DrMacinyasha

    I don’t care if it’s a 2.4GHz quad-core Tegra 4 with Hyperthreading and VM-support to run “legacy” apps, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, 3D 1080p Super AMOLED+ screen, 3000 mAh battery, dual 20MP rear cameras for 3D and dual 1.3MP front cameras, pogo pins, MHL, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11ac, penta-band HSPA and CDMA and LTE, etc etc etc

    It’s a damned LG, meaning it’ll STILL be crap, STILL have zero support from the carrier/OEM, and ZERO worth! I’d rather have a Nexus S!

  • yarrellray

    Lg and Verizon great match they both USELESS..

  • jdrch

    While the fact that is an LG phone is a turnoff, recall that previous to the GS2 people had the same attitude about Samsung. Now Sammy’s the top Android OEM.

  • moozicmon

    It’s still LG…

  • cizzlen

    LOL NO

  • WickedToby741

    This should be the chip in the US GSIII.

  • dudestetsnsht

    Verizon, you suck, what do you ha e to offer, don’t say blue razr

  • mustbepbs

    All I know is, I’m glad my upgrade is in December. Seems like the best time to have an upgrade.

  • Apostrafee

    It doesn’t really matter Sprint will be bankrupt in a year

  • Dude

    Sure, I’ll take it with an unlocked bootloader.

  • Butters619

    How big is the battery?

  • FortitudineVincimus

    F*** yeah I want this.

    This phone poops out little SGS3 turds. LG ups (& matches in some supposed Samsung claimed “unique” instances like the wireless charging) the SGS3 spec’s and design and did it with zero hype, zero media bloated bonanza. They just brought it and threw it down with a simple PR release and blew Samsung away the same day as the SGS3 let down of a release.

  • mcblue

    I want that htc phone that you posted a rumor about a couple weeks back. 5″ 1080 Display and the same S4 quad crait processor. mmmhhh

  • Ashadan

    you know, if this came to verizon I’d jump on it. If there’s a lack of OTA’s for it, then that’s why we have the vast and diverse development community that we do. With specs, and that clean business professional look I’d snag this as my daily driver without a second thought honestly. My opinion may differ since I tinker the hell out of my devices, so OTA’s really arent all that important to me, someone always finds a way to push them through even if they’re not officially signed

    • juscozimme

      I completely agree, the updates mean nothing once you root and rom. This is the type of device I would grab on my next upgrade. VZW will have an awesome phone with crazy spec, just not yet. They will wait till September or October. People will jump on the device, then at Christmas they will have something to blow the top of the line device from September out of the water.

  • “… meaning you can talk on the phone and surf the web at the same time.”
    Every LTE phone on the market can do this.
    VoLTE means that the voice stream is now carry over the LTE network instead of CDMA, more like VoIP.

    • Mr. Joshua

      That is what I was thinking I had heard…

    • michael

      When is sprint’s network suppose to be LTE ready? Some say 2013, do they have LTE markets now? If so, how fast is there LTE up and down?

  • They can throw all the hardware you want into a phone, but if a manufacturer doesn’t support it with timely updates, I’m not interested.

    • Not like Samsung has timely updates in North America.

  • Why is talking on the phone while surfing the web a novel thing? All LTE phones can do that. You can do VOIP (over LTE) while surfing the web with no trouble too. So I’m confused. Maybe something specific with VoLTE shuts down the ability to do data? But that makes no sense… Why would VoLTE be implemented like that if VOIP doesn’t have that problem?

    I don’t see the novelty.

  • cancerous_it

    who needs this phone when we are getting the incredible 4g!!!!!!!!!

  • jajajajaj

    thats a crappy phone

  • Even with those specs I couldn’t recommend this phone to my friends on Sprint. LG will need to put some serious focus on updates in the near future to make me comfortable buying/ recommending their phones.

    • JeffDenver

      LOL, you dumbass

  • Hamm

    Maybe if Motorola designed it

  • Smeckle

    Eric, you forgot to mention one thing…since it’s LG, it’ll be packing Gingerbread!!!!

  • Lactose_the_Intolerant

    somebody else the term and I’m adopting it: “faiLG”

  • snowblind64

    “…meaning you can talk on the phone and surf the web at the same time.”

    You don’t need VoLTE to talk and use data on Verizon’s LTE network. Voice and data are seperate. Will Sprint’s implementation of LTE be different?

    • kixofmyg0t

      But currently Verizon LTE phones have to have both radios on all the time. Thats what really kills battery life. VoLTE would allow the phone to run on one radio.

  • Austin

    Yes, phones like this is what lg needs to make a name for its self. I would buy it if it comes on Verizon, Samsung needs to take a hint on better specs

  • Question

    Can you surf and talk at the same time with the Snapdragon S4s that are coming out now on Verizon’s network????

  • Never again LG. I don’t care what you throw your devices, it still won’t top the RAZR that made me get rid of my LG Revolution. Locked bootloader or not.

    • I am sorry to hear about that. Sorry about the motoblurr and 2008 UI

      • Diablo81588


  • Kaizen_2012

    Since they never update their phones, I would only consider it, if I could root it and an unlocked bootloader

    • They use to say that about Sammy as well

      • They STILL say that about Sammy. (From a guy waiting for his 10.1 Tab to get ICS!!!)

    • AlexKCMO

      I’d be on board if there was strong developer support. Root and unlocked bootloader and meaningless without dev support.

      In fact, I’d jump on this if that were the case.

  • RoadsterHD1

    YES, with specs like this LG can really do something.

  • Trueblue711

    I hope that’s a case over the phone to disguise it’s real design.. otherwise it’s ugly. Also, the screen quality and type has become the new critical component of the phone. A quad-core with 2GB RAM sounds nice, but if I’m looking at a bad screen I’ll take the dual-core.

  • Aardvark99

    So this is a quad core S4 without an integrated radio? This is the kind of setup that is bad for battery life, no?

  • Yes this would change some things. Unless they have some horrid skin over android that never gets updated . That would change things right back.

  • shehippie

    meh…..no need for a 13mp camera, I have no intentions of blowing any pics up to billboard size and I can already talk and surf at the same time on my HTC Rezound <3

    • FortitudineVincimus

      once again.. people are missing the greater point of the the 13mp camera

      It is about FORWARD progress. Not the same old same old like Samsung did with their 8mp camera. Been there, done that. That redefines nothing. But a 13mp camera, that small, to fit in a phone that small.. THAT is the greater point and why I DO want a 13m camera and that is showing forward progress and growth and innovation.

      Just ask the GN users and their pathetic 2009 5mp shooter.

      • Butters619

        You do realize that MP != picture quality.

        A 5MP camera would be fine with a better sensor

        • MKader17

          Does != mean “does not equal”. If so I agree.

          • Butters619

            disqus just went crazy

          • Butters619


          • Butters619

            Yeah != means “does not equal”.

            Whoever thumbs downed me either misread my comment or doesn’t know anything about optics.

  • Liderc

    I don’t think specs have ever been LG’s problem. Their skin and design has always been the problem.

    • Stephen D

      And build quality. Ever single person I know that has had an LG phone has had issues with it. I avoid LG phones like the plague.

      • Josh Groff

        I had a G2X, can’t attest to it’s performance on stock as I bought it with cm7 pre-installed, but it was a solid phone with a pretty good screen and the dev community was pretty decent.

  • What I find most interesting about the question is the assumption that my opinion on LG *needs* changing. 😉

  • Never. The Revolution was shit-tastic. I doubt it gets any better with this phone.

  • Megapixels shouldn’t even be considered a ‘spec’. I wish it went away all together and unless you’re talking about monster large format cameras. Not dinky 1/4″ sensors. What we need to be discussing is optics and sensor size, sensor backlighting, etc. You know, all the things that Moto doesn’t give a crap about?

    • kixofmyg0t

      Ur argument would have made sense before the “G-Nex” and its horrible 5MP camera came out.
      MP’s believe it or not still hold weight as a quality measuring schtick.

      • JulianZHuang

        gn got a crappy sensor. mp = size of a photo, sensor = the quality of a photo.

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