LG Spectrum for Verizon leaks ahead of its January 19 launch

LG Spectrum for Verizon leaks ahead of its January 19 launch
Hitting Verizon Wireless on January 19 is the LG Spectrum, previously rumored to be hitting their network as the Revolution 2, which is an Android 2.3 (yes that’s 2.3, not 4.0) powered smartphone.

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.

source: Droid-Life

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Spectrum
  • 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(8.30h talk time)

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19 Comments

1. jordan.300 unregistered

First, great phone as a successor.

2. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

yet another over priced device @ $299 to cover all of the subsidized iphone sales on VW.

3. manuell3g

Posts: 66; Member since: Aug 12, 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: 121; Member since: Oct 21, 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: Oct 06, 2010

hmm looks nice hope the silver part is metal lol

5. Arpad

Posts: 40; Member since: Jan 05, 2012

It has some nice PPI.

6. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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: Nov 18, 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: Aug 27, 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: Oct 19, 2011

basically its the LG Nitro's twin brother

15. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Yep!!!

10. andrewlg1990

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 05, 2012

Its that a physical home button? I hope not, watch out for Apple.

16. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Nope, and it's super cool looking. LG did good on this one.

11. nastynaps

Posts: 93; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Nice to see LG coming out with something upscale but nothing groundbreaking here.

12. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 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 unregistered

Lg back in the game awesome.this year lg is gonna drop em(competition) dead.

17. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 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: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 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.............

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