It looks like LG is testing another high-end Android phone for two US-based carriers, Cricket and MetroPCS. The unannounced device is known only by its codename: LG MS870.The smartphone recently leaked via AndroidForums, but few details on its specs sheet are known for the moment.
The most important seems the fact that LG-MS870 will be equipped with a powerful 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon processor.
In addition, it will come with full support for MetroPCS 4G LTE network. It has also been confirmed that the LG MS870 is powered by Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, though the South Korean company might include a newer version of the platform in the final version.
Given the fact this is one of the first MetroPCS smartphones that leaks without a launch name, it’s hard to make any guesses on its specs sheet.
Everything that’s been confirmed appears in the phone’s documents filed at FCC (Federal Communication Commission).
The source of the leak also claims that LG MS870 might be available at MetroPCS for just $200/€155, though this has yet to be confirmed.
There are no details on the phone’s exact release date for the moment, but it will be fruitful for LG and MetroPCS to launch the MS870 just in time for the holidays.
Other highlights of the phone confirmed at FCC, include a high-capacity 2150mAh Li-Ion battery, as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
A picture of the LG MS870 sized up against the Samsung Galaxy S III has been leaked via AndroidForums as well.
The good news is that both smartphones seem to have equally sized displays, so we should expect this LG device to come with a 4.5- or 4.7-inch touchscreen.
LG MS870 should be priced pretty low or at least lower than other devices in the same range, if MetroPCS and Cricket Wireless wish to expand their customer database. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.