Our source has leaked us a screenshot (seen above) of a brand new LG device in the works. He tells us that the “G” in front of the (LS970) is the actual internal name of the device. So the LG “G” will have 4G LTE capabilities— most likely for Sprint. Sprint is the only network that uses the “LS###” product codes, and this being an LTE device makes us certain it will be headed to the Now Network. Other specs listed in the screenshot are a 1.5GHz Quad-Core processor, a whopping 4.7-inch HD resolution display, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich!
Though the screenshot is small, and the thumbnail is even smaller, the device’s appearance looks to be very similar to the Nitro HD design with a much larger screen. We can also see capacitive touch buttons which isn’t a good sign for those of you who like on-screen ones. Of course, the thumbnail could just be a placeholder, and the real thing may not be ready for the spotlight just yet. Duly noted is the fact it is on pace to be released in the 4th quarter of 2012.
We are speculating that the screen will be a 4.7-inch “True HD” IPS display with a 720p resolution. Strangely, the LTE ability here is combined with a quad-core processor. This may be the first rumored device that combines a quad-core SoC with a 4G LTE modem. Since this is the case, we are inclined to believe the “G” will sport Texas Instruments’ OMAP5, which makes sense since this device is slated for 4Q of 2012, right around the same time as the mass production of the OMAP5 will begin. LG is also very fond of using OMAP processors in their devices. Unfortunately, while this appeared to be a competitor to the EVO 4G LTE, the timing will be far too late.