What are the LG-F460L and LG-F490L?

LG ElectronicsLG has just unveiled the LG G3, its latest flagship smartphone and its first with a WQHD (2560×1440) display. But it appears that it already has something better waiting in the wings. Remember all those rumours that the LG G3 would come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor? They were dashed when LG unveiled the LG G3 but it now appears that they may not have been completely wrong.

A tipster has now sent us some tentalizing details about two new LG devices. According to this person, LG is readying both the LG-F460L and LG-F490L for launch. They are codenamed Tiger and Liger (a cross between a male lion and a tigress) respectively. The LG-F460L could be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 (APQ8084); there is no word on what processor the LG-F490L could use. With a higher model number, we would expect the LG-F490L to be at least on par with the LG-F460L, suggesting that it would come with the same processor.

It’s not much to go on but it could be a sign that LG could release an LG G3 variant powered by the new processor sometime later this year.

Our little theory got a bit of a boost when we found that this was not the first time that the LG-F460L had surfaced. It turns out that MyLGPhones found this very model on the website of Korean carrier LG U+ and again mentioned as an LG G3 model on the LinkedIn profile of a Senior Research Engineer at LG. MyLGPhones also found mentions for the unannounced LG-F470L, LG-F480L and LG-F490L.

Then again, it may well be that the LG Tiger and LG Liger will be completely new devices. After all, LG has already confirmed that the LG G Flex 2 and LG Vu 4 are coming before the end of the year. Much as LG used the LG G2 as the basis for the LG G Flex, it may use the LG G3 as the basis for the LG G Flex 2.

Rest assured that we’ll try to get more information about the LG-F460L and LG-F490L.

Thanks, tipster!

Source : MyLGPhones