LG Leaks the LE970: First Smartphone with Next Generation Adreno Graphics
Well, it certainly didn’t take long for a manufacturer out there to out the future plans of Qualcomm, and this time it is LG. Thanks to a recent leak from the Korean manufacturer, we can now tell you that the LG LE 970 is going to be the first device to spot the next generation graphic chip from Adreno, the 320.
The leak came thanks to the popular GLBechmark test, which is known to be used by all major manufacturers to test out the performance of their devices at various stages of development. Judging by the codename of the device, LE970, we would be tempted to say that this particular droid will be the much awaited variant of the LG Eclipse, which unsurprisingly bears the codename LS970. If we however take a look at the codename of the Android 4.0 ICS build: geeb_att_us-eng 4.0.4, we would be more tempted to assume that this device in intended for the Bell carrier.
While the processor of the LE970 is one of the Qualcomm models, we only know that it runs at 1.5 GHz. This means that it might just be one of the next generation Qualcomm processors, the evolution of the current Krait architecture, which should bear the Pro or Quad monikers and those that were the ones that would come coupled with the next generation Adreno graphics, namely the Adreno 320.
This combination of hardware would make the LG LE970 the most powerful Android smartphone on the market, especially if LG will go as far as pairing it up with 2 GB of RAM. The only information that came with the benchmark score told us that it can max out in some areas, but this is of no value, as all the other cutting edge devices do the same.
With this in mind we would really want to see how things will end up with this particular device, as it does indeed look like LG might topple the smartphone power ranking as we know it. Personally, I wouldn’t mind at all if my next smartphone was branded with the LG logo instead of Samsung or HTC.