Benchmark filings for handsets are something we’ve long since gotten used to seeing for phones that are expected and/or phones that are rumored. Which is why we’re somewhat surprised, albeit delighted to see a benchmark filing for a device we didn’t expect. The LG D801 is a mystery device and about all we can tell from the filing is that it has a Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) processor and a resolution of 1794 x 1080. The benchmark result show the device as outperforming the HTC One and the iPad 4, two devices that now sit atop the benchmark charts.
Further details about the D801 are coming up sparse but what really caught our attention was the build name: “g2_tmo_us.” That’s the kind of build name we see on devices that are heading stateside to T-Mobile’s store shelves. Given that this is a LG device, could we be looking at the Optimus G2 on Tmo?
It’s a guess based on less than perfect information so take it as such, not to mention it’s the first time I’ve seen the G2 come up for Magenta shelves. That said, I would welcome the Optimus G2 from our T-Mobile and LG overlords if that’s in fact what this device is sitting side-by-side with the HTC One and Galaxy S 4 on store shelves.