Sprint site tips LG Optimus G Pro


When AT&T originally announced it would be carrying the LG Optimus G Pro the carrier mentioned that it was an exclusive dealio. Exclusive doesn’t really mean exclusive anymore, of course — it’s more like a timed exclusive. Akin to what happened with Verizon getting the Galaxy Nexus months ahead of everyone else, it looks like Sprint might eventually be carrying the LG Optimus G Pro.

That information surfaced in a user agent profile that has appeared on Sprint’s site. It wouldn’t be the first time a carrier or OEM’s site accidentally spilled the beans about devices which don’t officially exist yet. This particular handset is showing a Sprint model number of LS980 (AT&T’s is E980) but some weird discrepancies exist. The biggest difference this UA profile mentions is a Snapdragon 800 processor. The LG Optimus G Pro is only known to have a Snapdragon 600 chipset.

Either Sprint’s getting themselves an extra special “sorry for going to AT&T first” consolation prize from LG, or this isn’t quite an Optimus G Pro. Either way, we know Sprint users will be more than excited to hear the news. The only questions now are when and how much, but if it’s an Optimus G Pro we imagine AT&T will have at least a month or two of personal time with it before others can take a swing.

[via Engadget]

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  • Timbo1

    Or a simple typo on the processor, wouldn’t be the first time and won’t be the last.


    These “accidental leaks” are by no means an accident & never are.Otherwise,steps would be taken to prevent such “leaks”.

    The “leaks” are released to gauge public interest & generate a bit of free press for both the manufacturer & the carrier.

  • bboyAnroid

    I read on other sites that this might be the Optimus G2 popping up on Sprint. I’ll take either one though or the nexus 5.

  • bboyAnroid
  • androidisawesome

    Snapdragon 800 hell yes! I’m stuck between choosing the HTC one and the s4 but if a device with a Snapdragon 800 processor comes out I’ll opt for it. I need a device that is future proof for gaming. I know that the One and the S4 have powerful GPUs for right now but the 800 would be able to handle better graphics.

    • KOLIO

      Definitely would be the king-of-the-hill w/the SD 800 processor,provided that the 32GB on-board storage is sufficient.Again,SPRINT’s variant looks to be lacking expandable storage,going by the information/link provided.

  • http://twitter.com/fightcrazy Vinny

    S 800 is or will be King of the Mountain. That will be one bad ass beast. I want one, maybe two.

  • http://www.facebook.com/byron.l.ross.jr Byron L Ross Jr.


  • Canon User

    Yeah baby! Please have the 5.5″ screen! If it’s the Pro, I’m sure it’s just a typo in the 600, but that’s ok. I don’t want to wait till this fall. :)

  • R_Fact

    I wonder how long before people starting yawning about all these new models…

    • Canon User

      Not that many models if you can’t actually get them on a carrier that matters to you..