New LG Eclipse 4G LTE photos surface, confirm NFC and removable battery


BriefMobile got their hands on a new back shot of the LG Eclipse 4G LTE. The Sprint phone, rumored to have a 4.67 inch display, a 1.5GHz S4 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel camera with flash, 16GB of internal storage, and a 2,100 mAh battery, appears to be coming with NFC capabilities. That’s nothing too surprising considering Sprint is the main character in the Google Wallet show. A removable battery is also newly confirmed, but again — nothing surprising. But it’s refreshing to see that this device is shaping up to be yet another blockbuster from the Now Network. Take a quick look above.

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  1. My phone if Verizon shoves a pitchfork in my rear

    1. Hopefully it runs perfect from the start, because there is little chance you will ever see an update

      1. There’s little chance it will run well.

        1. From what I’ve seen and heard the new ICS LG ROMs run much better than their GB or Froyo devices did

          1. Only time will tell.

          2. Lets hope so, g2x was a nightmare.

    2. So by the time you upgrade your next phone and they tell you to switch to a shared data plan?

  2. And look, another embedded SIM phone. Jeez…

    1. duh? Why would Sprint have some with and some without embedded SIMs?

      1. With the move to LTE, they were supposed to stop using embedded chips for network authentication. They were supposed to use removable SIM cards like Verizon, U.S. Cellular, MetroPCS, AT&T, and T-Mobile use. Needless to say, it appears they don’t want to…

        1. Uhhh no, as a CDMA network they never used SIMs unless it was in one of their unlocked devices. In that case, the SIM was removable. They weren’t “suppose” to do anything when they moved to LTE, they did the embedded SIM to not confuse customers who aren’t accustom to it. Also, AT&T and Tmo are GSM so of course they have removable SIMs..

          1. Actually, CDMA networks can use removable user identity modules. It’s part of the CDMA2000 specification. The U.S. carriers use the draft spec that doesn’t make it mandatory. That said, Verizon Wireless, MetroPCS, and U.S. Cellular all use removable SIM cards to authenticate to LTE and authenticate CDMA using the CSIM program on the card.

          2. Did I say they couldn’t? No, I said they never did use them unless in unlocked devices. The SIMs are only used for international devices and now LTE. LTE and international phones are the only phones on those networks that have SIMs. The SIM is only for LTE.

          3. Verizon Wireless and other CDMA/LTE carriers (except Sprint) disagree. Verizon Wireless has mentioned this in their open device developer network website documentation and

            As for the other CDMA/LTE carriers, it is pretty much mentioned only in internal documentation on the network, since it is pretty difficult to find on the public sites.

          4. That’s interesting, because in Verizon’s 4G SIM FAQ it says it’s for LTE, not one single mention of it being used for 3G authentification.

          5. It’s not mentioned on the consumer website. The information is on https://opennetwork.verizonwireless.com/

        2. Verizon, AT&T, U.S. Cellular, and Metro PCS LTE devices can only work on their own networks anyways. There is no benefit from having a removable SIM card in devices currently

          1. Actually… Sprint devices can function on MetroPCS’ CDMA/LTE network. Band 25 LTE devices (like Sprint’s) implicitly support Band 2 (like MetroPCS). U.S. Cellular devices are quad-band LTE and dual-band CDMA, supporting LTE 700B12/850/1700/1900/2100 and CDMA 850/1900. That means MetroPCS LTE devices will work on all LTE networks except for Verizon Wireless’ and Sprint’s. AT&T LTE devices will run on regional carrier networks if they are configured to accept 700B12 networks as well as 700B17. However, they will accept all AWS LTE networks, like T-Mobile’s future AWS LTE network. U.S. Cellular’s LTE devices will also work on T-Mobile’s AWS LTE network.

            Once Verizon Wireless has an AWS LTE network, all carrier devices (except Sprint’s) will be able to travel networks over AWS (1700/2100, LTE band class 4).

          2. That is not true at all. LTE device are not unlockable and there is no known way to unlock the LTE capabilities. The 3G CDMA profile can be edited still, but the LTE will not work at all.

  3. Man HTC one x seem outdated now. HTC isnt out yet too. I’ll wait for galaxy lll. I hope it will come with s4 with 2gb ram.

  4. Is this the one with the quad core S4? I might jump ship from T-Mobile for that

    1. It’s not a Quad core S4 . . . It’s the same dual core S4 you’ll see for atleast the next 6months

      1. It is quad core. Quad core S4, but it won’t be out until fall probably.


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