Looking for a thrill? AT&T now calls for summer release of the LG Thrill 4G

Looking for a thrill? AT&T now calls for summer release of the LG Thrill 4G
Taking a cue from the HTC EVO 3D, set to launch in a mere two days, AT&T has apparently moved up the launch of the 3D enabled LG Thrill 4G. In a press release, the carrier said that no longer is the phone set to be released in the coming months, but is now set for a launch this summer-which, coincidentally, started Tuesday.

The LG Thrill 4G has the high-end specs you would expect from a phone of this magnitude. A 1GHz dual-core, dual channel RAM processor (The LG Thrill 4G is the first smartphone to offer this) is under the hood while a 4.3 inch LCD display lets you view glasses-free 3D. On the back is a dual-lens  stereoscopic 5MP camera that not only takes 3D snapshots, but also captures video in 3D for uploading to YouTube 3D. 2D video is captured in 1080p at a 30fps rate while 3D action is recorded in 720p at 24 fps. It might seem surprising with a phone like this, but Android 2.2 is loaded onto the handset. A front-facing camera on the device will work well for video chats using Qik, which will be pre-installed on the device.

AT&T notes that YouTube 3D is pre-loaded on the device along with some 3D games like Let's Golf 2, Asphalt 6 and NOVA. Also available for users of the LG Thrill 4G is the Gameloft 3D Store and 3D movies from mSpot.

Along with the lack of a specific launch date is the lack of pricing information. But with the demand for 3D capable smartphones growing quickly, AT&T is hoping to satiate this demand earlier than it might have a few weeks ago, by moving up the launch of the LG Thrill 4G-a smartphone that seems certainly capable of living up to its name.

source: AT&T

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Thrill 4G
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor TI OMAP 4430, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh

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5 Comments

1. applesauce unregistered

So this dethrones the Atrix as "most-powerful" in AT&T's lineup

2. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

very possible, phones with those OMAP4 processors will be tough to beat. o:

3. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Since I am no where near a Sprint store, I am very interested in the release of the Thrill. While I am not blown away by anything LG has done, the Optimus line has been a good set of devices. Maybe the Thrill earns some brownie points. I am not as interested in the 3D as I am the specs, but I have to admit I am curious ....

4. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

I doubt the battery life will be up to par. However, if this thing is thinner than the Atrix then it might sell.

5. ImPatient unregistered

Knowing that LTE is coming soon, why does anyone care about this phone? A High-end phone that is guaranteed to be obsolete within a few months? Also, I would argue that the Infuse, with it's faster radio and side-loading capability is arguably AT&T's "most powerful" phone, single-core chip and all...

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