LG Spectrum 2 shows up on Best Buy's site, could launch November 3rd

LG Spectrum 2 shows up on Best Buy's site, could launch November 3rd
Last July, it sure looked like the LG Spectrum 2 was coming to Verizon. The unannounced device appeared on Big Red's Cellebrite system and a launch appeared imminent. Instead, nothing ever happened. With the recent updating of the OG LG Spectrum to Android 4.0, it was quite a coincidence that the sequel found itself on Best Buy's website on Tuesday. The phone was being sold for Verizon's network unsubsidized at $649.99 although it was listed as being sold out.

Just in case you've forgotten, the LG Spectrum 2 carries a 4.7 inch LCD display with resolution of 720 x 1280. That works out to an outstanding pixel density of density of 312ppi. Under the hood is a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 processor. An Adreno 225 GPU crunches graphics. 1GB of RAM is on board and there is 16GB of native storage that can be expanded using a microSD card. An 8MP camera is on back while a 1.3MP shooter is up front taking self-portraits and engaging in video chat. Android 4.0.4 is installed.

Now that Best Bay has somewhat outed the LG Spectrum 2, perhaps this time a launch really will be imminent. In fact, the date on the LG Spectrum 2 in the picture seen on Best Buy's site reads November 3rd. Perhaps that will be the launch date for the device.

source: BestBuy via AndroidPolice

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Spectrum 2
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2150 mAh(10.40h talk time)



1. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

LG optimus g

2. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

It's definitely coming soon. We rec'd a mock device Tuesday at Costco. Price and date unknown.

3. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yikes...this better be the cheaper alternative to the Optimus G or Verizon Customers we have a problem...

4. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

Definitely coming very soon. I've got accessories for this device in my store already.

5. alouden unregistered

When you say "coming soon," do you mean the Verizon version of the Optimus G is coming soon, or the Spectrum 2 is coming soon? I thought they were different phones.

6. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

If verizon is intending on releasing either the nexus 4 or Optimus g, then this phone is redundant, is not needed unless it's priced at 99

7. alouden unregistered

Exactly. I would consider the optimus G (or nexus, depending on storage capacity). I would not consider the Spectrum 2.

8. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

The Spectrum 2 is coming to Verizon very soon, Probably next week. I really hope we get the Nexus 4 or Optimus G. The first Spectrum was pretty fail, aside from the beautiful display, imo.

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