LG Optimus True HD LTE now official, marries a 4.5" high-resolution RGB screen with German LTE

LG Optimus True HD LTE now official, marries a 4.5
LG Optimus True HD LTE now official, marries a 4.5" high-resolution RGB screen with German LTE
UPDATE: Other European countries like Portugal and Sweden are also on tap, and apparently the phone is also scheduled for Hong Kong and Singapore

Six months after the original introduction, the LG Optimus True HD LTE has finally arrived in its European reincarnation. German carrier subscribers will be able to get it soon for a price yet not specified.

Why "True HD" you ask? Well, LG is adamant to point out its 720p screen is done with a regular RGB matrix, not the alternative PenTile arrangement of Samsung's HD Super AMOLED displays. Not that you notice much the use of PenTile on a 1280x720, or even 1280x800 pixels screens of the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Note, but RGB is what we are used to since we were little geeks.

LG Optimus True HD LTE now official, marries a 4.5" high-resolution RGB screen with German LTE
About the LTE part, LG has graced the Optimus True HD with frequencies that will allow you to take advantage of the speedy Long Term Evolution networks of German carriers, where available. Which exactly carriers will be getting it also wasn't specified, but the rest of the specs stay the same - 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3, 1GB of RAM and 8MP camera. 

Unfortunately, the latest iteration of LG's Optimus LTE is still on Gingerbread, but a few beta ICS leaks are making the rounds in the forums, so hopefully LG will keep its Android 4.0 update promise for Q3.

source: LG via UnwiredView

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Optimus LTE
  • Display 4.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1830 mAh(4.16h talk time)

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14 Comments

1. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

ugly design, LG if you want to swing back into profit you better design something more decent.

5. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

What phone do you own? and which phone are you looking forward to?

7. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

I am not comparing it, just the looks of this LG phone is a turnoff to me. Even Huawei does a better job.

10. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

It's all good. I was just wondering what phone you're using and what phone you are looking forward to. What phone is good in your books?

9. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Not many Asian companies are known for design. Bland design is a staple of Asian manufacturers, be it cell phones, cars or other consumer goods.

11. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

the phone looks ok. it doesnt look bad

2. sun0066

Posts: 261; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

the design is very consrvative and conventional , in other words , it looks like others phones, what make a phone great is mostly the specs, so it if the specs and camera are good it will sell as hot bread.

3. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

"what makes a phone great is mostly the specs..." Err? What makes a phone great is the way it looks, performs and what it can do for you. Specs is something only geeks and mostly droid geeks are focused on, since Android unfortunately needs massive specs to run well.

4. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

If LG would stop putting their custom UI over Android and just use stock, I'm sure they would see higher sales numbers.

6. rg987

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

what a fugly design maaannnnn...........that stupid phone is not gonna sell a million units even...........lg shud supply screens only.....they really don't know how to make phones...... LG under its symbol writes LIFE'S GOOD...... NOW they shud write LG truly idiots

8. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

"TG", their new branding to replace "Lg"

12. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

the Optimus LTE (aka Optimus True HD LTE, Nitro HD, Spectrum) has already sold more than a million units

13. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

First of all, it's spelled should, not shud. Secondly, A design of the phone is preference. I like the look. I like that it's less wide than GSII, I also liked the back texture. It's not as appealing, but if feels good in your hand, it's very similar to the Nitro on AT&T.

14. rg987

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

omg.......jamrockjones , u like dat design......holy s** t.........ur taste is very very bad

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