LG Eclipse with Quad-Core S4 Headed To Sprint and AT&T – Gets Bluetooth Certified, Benchmarked, and Expected Launch Date


Sprint’s LG Eclipse 4G LTE (LS970) is rearing its head once again, after being mentioned at the Bluetooth Special Interest Group but this time — it’s brought along a friend. The E970 was also outed in documentation sporting cellular bands perfect for AT&T and their LTE network (although, there is a possibility that model could end up in Canada as well).

Easily the most spec’d out Android device we’ve come across, LG’s pride and joy is said to feature a quad-core Qualcomm S4 processor with beefy Adreno 320 GPU. What’s more, the AT&T version (or possible Canadian version) popped up in a User Agent Profile confirming those rumored specs along with a 1280×768 resolution display. Couple that with 4.67-inch screen, 13MP camera and 2GB of RAM — you have a spec sheet that would make a grown fanboy cry.

For all you benchmark junkies out there. If you’re curious to see how the device(s) perform on paper, the Adreno 320 packing Eclipse (and its sister) showed up on a few benchmarking sites. GLBench’s offscreen Egypt test placed the LS970 (Sprint version) at 125fps and the E970 (AT&T version) at 113fps. NenaMark jotted down 58.8 for the E970, while the LS970 received an 11,663 on AnTuTu. Why the different results in GLBench? Well, AnTuTu might have an answer to that. Apparently, the Sprint version is only carrying a regular ‘ol 1280×720 (fewer pixels require less processing power to push). Still nothing to sneeze at, just an interesting discrepancy.

As for a rumored launch date, that Bluetooth SIG documentation we told you about earlier states that both models are scheduled to arrive in North America around October 31st of this year. Trick or treat. Can’t wait to see what rival Android OEM’s pump out around then.

[Bluetooth SIG | LG UAP |  GLBench: LS970, E970 | Nenamark | AnTuTu | Via Engadget]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. I think I just……. Sorry I need to go change. That’s the sexist specs ever

    1. But wait til you see LG’s custom UI.

      1. I’ll wait a week after that and it’ll be rooted.

  2. it’s LG’s Nexus. We’ll hear about other Nexii from HTC, Samsung, and Motorola soon.

    1. That would be pretty awesome if it was a Nexus device! I’d be all over it.

  3. So sad, easily double the potential cpu and gpu power of the SGSIII, if only Samsung could have gotten an S4 Pro in their phone and been the first to market with it.

  4. But it’s still LG..

      1. plus one for giving a plus one

        1. plus three

          1. Plusception.

    1. so? like samsung doesn’t manufacture microwave ovens also? lol

      1. Do you actually read comments before replying?

        1. don’t you actually know that lg makes far better phones than motorola and samsung, or any other android manufacturer?

          1. Did you know LG makes appliances for Sears? …Wait, do what now?

  5. Damn. I thought I read somewhere that the quad-core S4 was going to be a tablet specific thing? Guess not.

  6. There is always something bigger and better around the corner. But I’ve waited long enough. Galaxy S III it is.

    1. +1 i’ll stick with Galaxy S III thank you very much! i’ve waited too long for my SGS III as well

  7. And Big Red is rumored to be getting….. Oh that’s right, something about how great the network is… Nice track, too bad Model T’s are driving around it…

  8. LG sucks. ‘Nuff said.

  9. That is a pretty ugly mofo. Plus if i has lg’s ui its going to be pretty gross to use as well

  10. Don’t like what I see so far with that backing.

  11. Kinda looks like the stripe with the camera could flip out and be a kickstand?! I could be wrong.

  12. lg isn’t that bad….the lucid and spectrum are good phones, not great but good. These phones however should be great. As for the UI, who cares you can always replace that. Lg is coming back after a failed US reemergence.

  13. I don’t give a [*] if it is an LG or not.. I’ll buy it and rooted it(Cyanogen) and ther it is… the most powerfull phone ever

    1. EXACTLY !

  14. Do not panic fanboys, considering apple’s history of “innovation”, when you get a quad core, say around 2015, it will be the best quad core ever! LOL

  15. Despite the amazing specs, it’s October 31st, at which point Samsung will release both the Galaxy Note 2.0 and Galaxy Nexus 2.0 with Exynos 5250 so it’s not really “that” impressive. I’m glad they used the x768 instead of the x1080 LCDs tho’, that 440ppi only taxes the GPU and battery for marketing gimmicks. A x768 resolution on 4.7″ screen is 330ppi, which is the theoretical maximum for the human eye anyway.

    1. Ah your dream could turn into a nightmare at this point. Good luck with that.

      1. I don’t follow, those specs are pretty much par for the course for any phones released in Q4 of this year except maybe for the usual crap Motorola tries to pass off a quater too late. 1080p is just a battery draining marketing gimmick on anything smaller than a 7inch tablet.

    2. Why does everyone run with the notion that “the human eye can only…”? Its not about not being able to see the pixels because although you can’t see individual pixels past a certain density, you CAN see the difference in the overall images the the super condensed pixels make up.

  16. Everyone complains about the UI like they run stock. Come on now lol.

  17. Great device but it should launch sooner this launch date is too close to the 5 rumoured Nexus devices.

  18. If the Galaxy S III was moved over to THIS S4, as opposed to the catastrophic downgrade to the Dual-Core S4 (again, compared to the Exynos 4412 and This Quad-Core S4, the Dual-Core Krait is a joke, just as a Corvette is a joke in comparison to a Bugatti Veyron), I would have bought it full price without a second thought. It’s not so much a matter of the cores, but the GPU. The Adreno 220 on the Dual-Core is ancient, and was used on the HTC Sensation. The Adreno 320 and Mali-400+ obliterate the Adreno 220 in the Galaxy S III.

    1. Except that the S4 has the Adreno 225 and is MUCH faster than the 220.

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