LG and Verizon Wireless officially revealed the LG spectrum at CES in Las Vegas. It will release on January 19 for $199.99 when signing a two-year contract.
The LG Spectrum comes boasting 4.5-inch screen with a true HD 1280×720 display, that features Gorilla Glass, Real-Stripe RGB pixels for better color accuracy, 500 nit luminance, a 16:9 ratio and a 329 pixels per inch (PPI) screen density.
The LG Spectrum has mostly predictable, though respectable specs–a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.3 (with a promised Android 4.0 upgrade at some point), 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, 1080p video recording—but the real selling factor is the 4G LTE connectivity. Standard storage is 4GB, with a microSD card slot to add to that (a 16GB card will be preloaded), plus there’s WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0. The MicroUSB port does HDMI-MHL, and there’s hotspot sharing for up to 10 WiFi-tethered clients.
The Spectrum measures a not-inconsiderable 135.4mm x 68.8mm x 10.4mm and 141.5g, though LG does at least use that heft to accommodate a 1,830 mAh battery. A second, extended battery with 3,000 mAh to play with should hopefully keep up with power-hungry LTE.