Are there similarities between the LG LS970 “Eclipse” for Sprint, the LG E970 for AT&T, which is seemingly the Korean version of that SKY IM-A850, and the HTC 6435 for Verizon?
All of these smartphone run the upcoming quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro with MSM8960 chipset and Adreno 320 graphics processor.
As for now they occupy four of the top 5 slots at the GLBenchmark website in the offscreen test that’s independent of the screen resolutions.
The devices are topped only by the new iPad with its PowerVR GPU. If taking into account the fact, how close the numbers are the final versions of the devices may come with the most powerful graphics on the market.
The new iPad comes with more pixels, but the other devices have pretty high resolutions too. The LG’s upcoming flagship features 1280×768 pixels, the monster by HTC 1794×1080 to which we also add the extra pixels for Android’s on-screen navigation buttons.
The LG E970 for AT&T beat the new iPad in some graphics benchmarks. This means once these quad-core beasts from LG and HTC come to the US carriers, we can most likely expect the Adreno 320 GPU and the four “Krait” cores built with the 28nm process. With these features these smartphones will become the most powerful Android devices in the market.
Pay attention to the LG LS970 for Sprint that has a placeholder picture; the device seems to be like a black Optimus 4X HD.