Mysterious LG LS980 with Snapdragon 800 processor teased by Sprint User Agent Profile

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: May 7, 2013

Sprint LG Optimus G rear

LG LS980. That's the model number for a mysterious LG-made device that's headed for Sprint, and while we don't know a ton about it yet, there are a few juicy details available that ought pique the interest of you Now Network customers.

The folks at Android Police have discovered a User Agent Profile on Sprint's website that belongs to an LG device with the model number LS980. The UAProf reveals that the LS980 packs a display with a resolution of 1920x1080, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage and a Qualcomm MSM8974 processor, which is better-known as the quad-core Snapdragon 800. The page also lists the LS980 as running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. 

In addition to appearing on Sprint's website, the website of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group has a listing for the LG LS980. The page doesn't disclose much except the model number and the fact that this is a CDMA handset, but hey, having more sources for an unannounced piece of hardware never hurt.

So what might we be looking at? The big piece of information to focus on is the Snapdragon 800 chip, which Qualcomm recently said should begin mass production soon. That means that we'll start to see it powering new mobile hardware later in 2013. Considering all of that, Android Police suggests that the LG LS980 could be the successor to the original Optimus G, which launched on Sprint late in 2012. We already know that LG is hard at work on an Optimus G sequel, and since Sprint was one of the two U.S. carriers that offered the OG Optimus G (OG OG?), I wouldn't be surprised to see Hesse and Co. offer the Optimus G2 as well. 

Via Android Police, Sprint, Bluetooth SIG