LG might be in an unusually comfy position in the high-end mobile scenery at the moment, thanks to the breathtaking G2 and especially the Google co-branded Nexus 5, but that doesn’t mean the Koreans are resting on their laurels.
After all, they’re still a long way from challenging the likes of Samsung or Apple in terms of global sales and profitability. But maybe the enigmatic D830 will help LG’s cause. What is the D830? Well, if we knew that, there wouldn’t be much of an enigma standing, right?
However, we may be in a position to narrow down the upcoming handheld’s identity to a few possibilities. As the model number was seen in a user agent profile online, it’s crystal clear LG is putting the finishing touches on its hardware, thus making an announcement at CES in January or February’s MWC a near certainty.
Also certain is the display will boast 1,920 x 1,080 (aka Full HD) resolution. And there will be 4G LTE connectivity on board. So we ain’t looking at a low-end slab of silicon. Or a mid-ranger.
Ergo, it’s a G2 sequel, Nexus 5 follow-up or the first member of a fresh top-shelf line. Which of the three makes more sense? Not the last, as the D830 moniker is fairly close to the D800 (aka G2) and D820 (N5).
As for a Nexus 6, it’s much too early to imagine it exists, let alone it’s in testing. Therefore, if I were a betting man (and I am), I’d wager all my money on this being a G2 Pro. You know, kind of like a successor for last year’s Optimus G Pro, only highly resembling the G2 from a visual standpoint. Too soon? You tell us.