Google’s Android One program piloted back in 2014 but hasn’t seen the hype which the company hoped for. Now it seems like LG is prepping its own first Android One smartphone that might be exclusive to T-Mobile in the U.S. The device is code-named “cv5a” with the carrier “tmo,” country code “us.”
Evidence also showcases “sprout” codename which is usually used to signify an Android One device. However, the “sprout” codename isn’t present on the other regional models such as the one for NTT DoCoMo in Japan (dcm_jp), South Korea (lgu_kr, skt_kr, lgu_ldu), or the international variant (lao_com).
As for the rumored specifications, LG’s first Android One phone will be modern; it is expected to sport a 5.5-inch FHD+ (1080×2160) display with 18:9 aspect ratio and will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 32-bit Octa-Core SoC. It will most likely have 2-3GB RAM with 32/64GB storage options.
Details regarding the camera optics remain a mystery for now. It will have a HiFi ES9218P audio DAC that is used in the LG V30. It packs 3000mAh battery and a USB Type-C port. All these specifications are similar to the LG Q7+ smartphone that was unveiled last month and went on sale in Korea last week. We should know more details soon.