The smartphone is expected to hit shelves in Q1 2013
Although LG recently launched its Android flagship smartphone, the Optimus G, the company is already planning the next superphone powered by Google’s platform.The folks over at Techkiddy have just spotted an unannounced LG E940, which seems to be Optimus G’s spiritual successor, as the phone is also known as LG E930.
The LG940 is meant to compete in the United States with Verizon’s HTC DROID DNA, which is why it is expected to boast a large display with full HD (1080p) resolution.
In fact, rumor has it that this will be the only difference in comparison with the LG Optimus G. The LG E940 has recently appeared in GLBenchmark running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system.
Part of its specs sheet has been confirmed in the benchmark, though these are subject to change. It looks like the LG E940 will be equipped with a powerful 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 Pro processor and an Adreno 320 graphics processing unit.
In addition, the smartphone will pack 2GB of RAM and a display of unknown size that supports 1920 x 1080p resolution.
Sources close to the matter told Techkiddy that the smartphone would be launched in the United States via AT&T, though other carriers might get it as well, just like the Optimus G.
It is also worth mentioning that the LG E940 has the same specs sheet as the LG F240K, which was spotted a several days ago in GLBenchmark. The LG F240K is meant for South Korea and will be carried by all major operators in LG’s home country.
We’re not sure when the LG E940 will go official, but the Korean version is already in testing at carriers. This means that the US variant might be launched early next year at CES 2013 or a bit later at MWC 2013, in Barcelona. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.