LG Spectrum for Verizon leaks ahead of its January 19 launch
Putting the fact that it’ll be launching with Android Gingerbread rather than ICS to the side for the time being, the LG Spectrum packs the spec sheet of a flagship handset. It is an LTE capable device with a 4.5-inch True HD IPS display with a whopping pixel density of 329. Powering the smartphone is a dual-core 1.5GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. It has an 8 megapixel camera that can record video in full 1080p HD and a front-facing 1.3 megapixel shooter to assist in your video chatting needs.
Verizon didn’t intend for the spec sheet to leak out ahead of its launch, or even before CES next week when the phone will more than likely be shown off for the first time. So other than a launch date pricing is still a mystery, although it isn’t out of the realm of possibility that it will be offered at the all too familiar $299 price point that other LTE handsets have had.
Now back to the lack of Ice Cream Sandwich. There are other high-end handsets that have recently launched on Verizon, namely the Motorola DROID RAZR and the HTC Rezound that have been a hit despite their aging version of the OS. Keep that in mind as well as the fact that this handset will more than likely get a taste of ICS at some point, so Android 2.3 shouldn’t be a huge turnoff. CES is only a few days away so keep checking back for any more info we may receive regarding the LG Spectrum.
1. jordan.300 (unregistered)
First, great phone as a successor.
2. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 451; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)
yet another over priced device @ $299 to cover all of the subsidized iphone sales on VW.
3. manuell3g (Posts: 66; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)
a phone with 4.5 inch true hd ips display with 1.5 cpu plus 1 gb or ram and you complain about its price? the iphone4s has got half of this phones specs yet the buyers dont complain about its price. lets give power house android devices some value.
18. Tux4g63 (Posts: 118; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
It would truly be a value IF it were the same price as the iphone. I feel like DroidX is right though, as an android user currently, I am sick of having to pay an extra top subsidized price on a phone simply because Verizon had to eat it when they picked up the iphone.
4. blaze456 (Posts: 51; Member since: 06 Oct 2010)
hmm looks nice hope the silver part is metal lol
6. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5669; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
as long as it's not Binged it should be a welcome addition to the line up mostly because of it's 4.5" HD IPS display.
7. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
when will a phone with an edge to edge screen be made? :/ phones are getting to wide/tall, to skinny, fragile, and expensive.
8. shelley.bevacqua (Posts: 80; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)
I agree, love Android but waiting for 2012 releases with better battery management and smaller footprints. Bought iphone 4s last month to tie me over:-)
9. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
basically its the LG Nitro's twin brother
10. andrewlg1990 (Posts: 22; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)
Its that a physical home button? I hope not, watch out for Apple.
16. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Nope, and it's super cool looking. LG did good on this one.
11. nastynaps (Posts: 93; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Nice to see LG coming out with something upscale but nothing groundbreaking here.
12. Doakie (Posts: 1507; Member since: 06 May 2009)
You know. Reading news of this handset it finally dawned on me. Android handset manufacturers are moving so fast and are all competing with each other at such a breakneck pace, that I don't think they even consider what Apple is doing anymore. Apple moves so slow that they're really not a part of the competition to consider.
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14. Jericho (Posts: 302; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
Lg back in the game awesome.this year lg is gonna drop em(competition) dead.
17. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
This phone is different with it's HD display. Who goes to a store and buys a SUPER AMOLED Plus HDTV? No one. The colors aren't accurate. As cool as the colors are on AMOLED, they're still not true, they're exaggerated. And other phones like the Rezound use a pen tile technology, this is the real deal with HD, it's the same technology manufactures put in HGDT, True HD IPS display!!! This makes the Retina display look out of date.
19. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 451; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)
Carriers really amaze me--leaked--I don't think so--The phone is only the LG Nitro, currently running on ATT. So now Verizon get's it--but if it's going to follow in the same path as let's say" Enlighten, Revolution, Vortex, Fanthom and Ally (in which all are extinct) on VZ--then you will need more than a HD screen to impress me.............