An online Bluetooth filing and a mysterious page on Sprint's website today may have provided further clues about the state of LG's Optimus G2.
The G2 has appeared several times recently, and today's apparent leaks only add to the device's mystery.
Android Police first spotted an unknown LG smartphone with the model number LS980 on Bluetooth.org, the website of a Bluetooth special interest group with members like Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, and Nokia.
Speculation suggested then that the unknown device was a version of the Optimus G Pro for Sprint, but further evidence emerged to point instead to the Optimus G2.
Sprint provides another clue
LG confirmed in April that the Optimus G2 will be the South Korean phone maker's next flagship, but the Android device has yet to appear officially since.
Today's Bluetooth filing exposed the device with the model number LS980, which Android Police assumed to be the Optimus G Pro for Sprint because of that phone's AT&T model number of E-980.
There was one discrepancy, however, in the Bluetooth firmware listed for the mystery device, that suggested that either Sprint's version of the Optimus G Pro came with a newer version of Android than the AT&T version, or we were dealing with a different device.
Further evidence and sleuthing in the comments section unearthed a cryptic official Sprint page that may have revealed that the LS980 will feature a Snapdragon 800 series MSM8974 chipset - one that's not even out yet, suggesting this device is still a long way off.
The evidence doesn't point to anything conclusive, but we'll keep our ear to the ground until LG says something official. In the meantime, we've asked Sprint to explain the page in question but haven't heard back yet.