AT&T officially announces the LG Nitro HD, available on December 4th

AT&T officially announces the LG Nitro HD, available on December 4th
Not that there was any doubt as to what LG planned to announce at their Thursday night launch event, but in case one or two of you simply couldn’t hold out any longer, AT&T removed the suspense by announcing the LG Nitro HD handset, which will be available in stores and online on December 4th.

The Nitro HD is AT&T’s version of the Optimus LTE, and like it will sport a monstrous 4.5” 720p screen. This translates into pixel density of around 326ppi, which equals the clarity of Apple's "retina display" on the much smaller, 3.5-inch iPhone 4/4S display. All of that screen estate and internals fit in a pretty slim, 0.41-inch (10.4mm) body.

Additionally, there's a dual-core 1.5GHz CPU, 1 GB of RAM, and an LTE radio. LTE is a bit of a novelty on AT&T right now, but the phone's radio will work on all of the 15 LTE markets available on AT&T. AT&T points out that before the end of the year their LTE network will cover 70 million Americans. The Nitro HD also has HSPA+, which should tide over the rest of you while you pine away for AT&T to bring their LTE goodness to your neck of the woods. 

In terms of software, the handset is shipping with Android 2.3 Gingerbread with no specifics given about an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. It looks though that it's a matter of time until LG gives us more details about updating the handset to ICS, as the Optimus LTE was confirmed to get the newest Android. The phone ships with 4 gigs of internal memory and a 16GB microSD card. 

If you’re interested, the Nitro HD release date is set for December 4th, merely a week from now, and the price is set at $249.99 with a two-year contract.

Who’s planning to pick one of these up for the holidays?

source: AT&T via Android Central


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23 Comments

1. tech-head

Posts: 133; Member since: Sep 02, 2011

CPU is meh....

2. Knicknevin

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

I love how a dual core 1.5 Ghz is now 'meh' on a phone. My friends just pulled a comp running 900Mhz Duron out of a closet (10 yrs old)...Oh the memories.

3. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Onat&t never

4. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Please come to Sprint!!! The screen sounds amazing!

7. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I know!!! I might have to get rid of my beloved 3d, but gimme LTE!!!

5. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

dammit I berly got my vivd last week but good thing I have 30 days to return it. I think I will for this phone..

10. deadinside

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

i return mine friday for this phone!!

14. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Ha, maybe I'd considering moving carriers for this phones! I'm all about a good screen and fast processing speeds!

17. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

Yeah, definitely get the Nitro for the screen.

22. agamhonda

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

How can you pick an LG phone over HTC? Htc offer a lot better phone and features.

6. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

This is a good effort from LG. With the lack of a real skin to slow it down, I wonder if it may not outperform the Sense driven ViVid from HTC and the Touchwiz driven Samsung Skyrocket?

13. ph00ny

Posts: 2067; Member since: May 26, 2011

Not sure about AT&T/Skyrocket performance but Touchwiz 4.0 is quite the improvement over the 3.0 in performance department due to the various hardware accelerations that it has baked within. Also it's more of a launcher/web browser more than anything else and it should be a breeze to install one of many launcher alternatives such as adw, LP, and GoLauncher, etc

8. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

C'mon Sprint! My Evo 3d a great phone, but after 6 months it shouldn't be the best phone on a network. My wishlist that is probably impossible anyways: at least a 720p screen (not Pentile matrix/Super AMOLED), a quad-core 2 ghz processor, 2 GB of RAM, 10 MP camera. Evo 2z anyone? (backwards order, from 4g to 3d to 2z for its processor ;)

9. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Just like more horsepower doesn't mean a better car, better specs doesn't mean it's going to be a better phone. I'd rather have a 5MP Nokia camera than a 10MP one. Camera sensors in phones don't have the clarity to reproduce good images past the two digit MP range yet. Similarly, I'd rather have a good dual core phone with integrated LTE chipset than an unoptimized quad core.

19. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

@ sgogeta4 you said: "Camera sensors in phones don't have the clarity to reproduce good images past the two digit MP range yet." Are you 100% sure about that? heard about the Nokia N8?

20. ph00ny

Posts: 2067; Member since: May 26, 2011

Hear about DSLR? There is some merits to what he's saying. Sensor size makes a huge impact on picture quality.

11. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Well, if LG was going to announce this device, At&t just stole the spotlight from the LG event.

12. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

This phone interests me now. I've never had an LG phone before so I'm leary about it. For example, it doesn't have a real skin integrated so does it have cool features like the weather thing that HTC, and now Samsung, use? But it does look appealing. I was gonna go with the Skyrocket but the fact that it has an ALL plastic casing with "easily scratchable glass" has me wondering. If anyone has the equivalent to this phone, please post how it is.

15. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

After LG thrill... I won't mess with LG again... (lack of updates)

16. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

LG might have the best AT&T LTE handset here. o:

18. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

sounds good.....i'll wait till LTE comes to STL then i can make my choice when im ready to upgrade

21. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

It works with HSPA+ too!

23. Jericho unregistered

I love lg phones. But where is lg's windows phone 7.5. (Not talking about jil sander)

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