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LG Spectrum Pictures Spotted, Formerly Known as the Revolution 2

Hello official renders of the LG Spectrum, the latest 4G LTE behemoth to make its way to Verizon. Well, it’s not there yet, but we most certainly know that it will be here before too long. We first reported it as having ditched the “Revolution 2″ nickname back at the beginning of November, but the folks over at PocketNow have discovered some press shots of it with “Spectrum” attached to help confirm that.

Specs are obviously unconfirmed, but we were told long ago that it would sport a 4.5″ HD display, dual-core processor, and be extremely thin. LG has already released an HD phone on AT&T as the Nitro HD – this looks to be a similar phone.

Willing to give LG another shot?

Via:  PocketNow

  • Gary

    I’d buy it. My Revolution is very impressive, is yours is crap then there’s an old saying, “You’re doing it wrong.”

  • Anonymous

    It seems that LG is ready for a big come back as they did with the Voyager. Kudos for you LG. I loved my voyager when i had it :) Come at me dumb nexus trolls lol .

  • gadgetryan

    Id be pissed it if came out before the nexus!!

    • Anonymous

      It will be release before the Nexus :)

  • Anonymous

    *Yawn*

  • http://twitter.com/STEV3TS Steven D

    LG really needs to release an EnV with android. When I think VZW flagship phones in the past I think Razr, EnV, Chocolate, and Droid. I think if LG actually put effort into it a new EnV would be their best bet.

    • Anonymous

      DROID ENVY.

      You might be on to something.

    • http://twitter.com/shehippie shehippie

      I’d buy it in a heart beat!

  • Satya Chowdary

    AT&T’s LG nitro hd scuks… i have taken on last sunday, am gonna return it today. It has major cons like
    1. Heats up to 40′celsius (like 100′f) on a 2mins call. It went upto 54′c on a 15min call after which i was afraid to stay longer and called back using my landline.
    2. Battery lasts less than 1hr on full usage(i am not i a 4g lte area of ATT).
    3. UI is very laggy

  • TheMuffStuff

    I hope its released before the nexus, I want this!

  • Anonymous

    I really believe the Revolution would have been a decent phone had it not been so damn huge!  If LG can get this thing slimmed down and comfortable in hand then I think they can compete.  Now if they want to REALLY sell, they should work as hard as they can to get ICS on it ASAP…or just release the source code quickly and unlock the bootloader ;)

  • Karma

    This phone has the best screen out. To bad its on ATT

  • Anonymous

    This won’t be confusing at all…

    Me: “I just got the LG Spectrum!”
    Him: “Really? Which band is that, again?”
    Me: “Umm…you know…4G LTE on Verizon?”
    Him: “No, that’s C-block 700mhz. LG doesn’t own that spectrum.”
    Me: “The box said LG Spectrum, so that’s what it is.”
    Him: “NO! YOU’RE WRONG!”

    • Anonymous

      No one’s the boring…NO ONE. If you no someone like that you need to do something about it.

  • Justin Kos

    the only good thing a bout LG phones was the ‘low beeps’ text message ring tone on their old school phones

  • Anonymous

    Ug Lee

  • Chris G

    So these jerks (aka, verizon wireless) are releasing another phone that is not the Galaxy Nexus….

    great….

  • Tyler

    When did we give them a first shot?

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      People were all about their feature phones for whatever reason. :P

      • Anonymous

        Guilty. 8000, 8600, Dare.

        • LG_does_Feature

          Agree, the Dare was an awesome feature phone and the phone before my OG Droid.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

            Same here!

        • Anonymous

          the dare was the SH*T…also had the versa with the removable keyboard haha :P

      • bigrob60

        Their feature phones had amazing build quality that lasted. And the voyager had the best qwerty of any phone that I’ve seen. Most likely due to the fact that it flipped open leaving plenty of room for the hands rather the slide open.

        • LionStone

          Yea I liked my Voyagers keyboard too except the touch screen was crap…I was on my third one I think before it got stolen. However I still am not impressed with their smartphones as of late…so ill pass on the LGs for now.

          • bigrob60

            Agree that the touch screen was bad. I had to start pulling the battery just to get the screen to turn on.

        • Anonymous

          I do agree with you. I loved my voyager :)

      • EC8CH

        Last phone I had before my OG was an LG Glimmer on Alltel…

        such an awesome name “Glimmer”.

        • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

          Your life must have sparkled during that time.

          • EC8CH

            A coworker did photoshop my head onto this picture and swapped a couple of “L’s” for “M’s” to mock me and my girly named phone:

  • @EMAW_29

    Nope, I hate LG and I hate selling them…they suck at smart phones and u haven’t seen any evidence of change.

    • Gary

      Says you.

  • 1madbro

    It’s going to be released the day before the Nexus. Yes, I’m mad bro.

  • Bryan Williams

    No.

  • David

    Underwhelming.  

  • Anonymous

    Looks like they made their fixed buttons to match ICS?

    • LionStone

      And jammed their logo right on top of the home button!?…so unattractive!

  • Anonymous

    Wonder if they will allow you to choose the stock launcher like you can on some of their other phones and not have the lg skin?

  • Anonymous

    That’s funny, this doesn’t look like a Galaxy Nexus to me.

  • Dominick DeVito

    I’m surprised LG is still making high-end devices, doesn’t seem to be their target market.

  • Anonymous

    Hey at least the bootloader is not an issue, could be a plus.

    What a bunch of clueless fools Motorola is.

    • Dominick DeVito

      not to mention an HD screen.

      • Anonymous

        This is basically a thinner Rezound sans Beats, kind of how the Revolution was really the same internals as the Tbolt. 1.5Ghz Snapdragon, 8MP camera, etc. 

        • Dominick DeVito

          interesting…not familiar with LGs – skin looks like a Touchwiz copy.

          • Anonymous

            Similar less colorful.

        • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

          Indeed it is, but as you said, will likely be wide open at launch. Is that a sign that Verizon knows that no one will buy it or is Motorola lying to us about Verizon asking them to lock bootloaders?

          • Dominick DeVito

            I wonder if Moto’s locked bootloaders are a corporate security ‘feature’

          • Anonymous

            Please don’t give them anymore PR spin factors for us to laugh at. 
            And remember obviously, there’s a difference between locking the bootloader (all do) vs encrypting it (only Moto)

          • Anonymous

            Yes encrypted is a btch. It kind of cuts back on the hacking aspects of things. At least Moto has phones that are good straight of the box though.

          • Anonymous

            That is what i have been saying all along. Why hack if the devices are so powerful ? My razr is so fast and i also get good battery life.

          • Anonymous

            Motorola is simply full of crap. Verizon has a Nexus now. They don’t have a rotten wood leg to stand on as defense anymore.

          • EC8CH

            Their phones are “too powerful to fall into the wrong hands”

            apparently their customer’s hands are the wrong hands?

          • Anonymous

            You are doing good crying all the time. Where is your nexus now lol?

          • EC8CH

            Sitting safely in the back room of the Verizon Store at the mall.

          • Anonymous

            I know you will be crying about how bad the nexus’s radios are and gps lol.

          • PC_Tool

            “Verizon has a Nexus now.”

            Well shure.  VZW does…but they won’t let their customers have any.

          • Anonymous

            womp womp…the release jokes are getting kind of old, no? The phone will be out Thursday, let’s not add insult to injury. It exists. 

          • PC_Tool

            Heh…

            I am sure VZW appreciates your White-Knight jump to their rescue, but you are going to have a hard time convincing anyone who once thought “Nexus” had meaning that VZW deserves to be given a pass on what they have done here.

          • Anonymous

            White knight? What the heck?

            Grow up dude. You’ll get the damn phone. We all will, in a few days. In 2 weeks all will be forgotten it took a few extra weeks to get here. Who cares what happened? You nor I can say who’s ‘at fault’ if there is one to begin with. Does it really affect the outcome? No. I’m back where I started a few weeks ago. Everyone’s self entitlement and impatience is what’s the problem. No release was ever announced. Priorities man, priorities. 

          • EC8CH

            Only thing that won’t be forgotten is if they continue to block Google Wallet.

            Then the Feds should probably get involved.

          • Anonymous

            Fully agree with you here. The Wallet part is very unacceptable. 

            …we still won’t be stopped from it though. Not that that’s the answer. 

          • The Big Chris

            my comment will be thin….

          • PC_Tool

            You are more than welcome to not care.  Others do.  I assume they are welcome to do so.

            Harassing those who do isn’t going to get you anywhere. 

            What you consider entitlement and impatience others consider the opposite of Apathy.

          • Anonymous

            Look, you’re simply not entitled to the phone any earlier than it’s announced release date. (still has none)
            Complaining the internal leaks didn’t pan out to YOUR expectations is again your own problem and doesn’t warrant calling me some type of VZ defender or fanboy. I’m just a realist. 

            And yes we are frustrated by what’s happened, and allowed our own opinions and theories but concretely blaming someone or immediately running to Verizon want’s the screw the Nexus is a bit extreme. The phone’s received 4 updates, 3 for the Radio files since it’s first ‘supposed’ release date. Clearly, it wasn’t ready. C’est La Vie.

          • PC_Tool

            You seem to like the “entitlement” bit. 

            Is it “entitlement” to expect the sun to rise in the morning and set in the evening?

            Is it entitlement to expect that this Nexus release would go anywhere near as smoothly as any of the other Nexus releases?

            What’s changed?

            Right…the carrier…and not releasing the phone is but one of the expectations  they have not been able to meet.

            This ain’t the Nexus brand’s first trip ’round the block.

            So no, I do not think it is absurd to “blame the carrier”.  We’ve done this before..with the same expectations.

          • Anonymous

            oh, so an LTE Nexus has released somewhere on the planet yet????

            No??

            Oh. Nevermind then.Lookman all your kvetching isn’t going to get it in your hands any faster. Don’tlike it? Get the GSMone and use AT&T. No onesstopping you.

          • Anonymous

            Nowhere near as old as bootloader gripes :P

          • Anonymous

            except the Nexus will be freed from the stockroom in 3 days, and the bootloader will still be locked in Moto’s deathgrip. 

          • PC_Tool

            “All your kvetching isn’t going to get it in your hands any faster.”

            You still think I want one?  (I never once said anything about me
            wanting one…)  Ah…but you do seem to love making assumptions…

            I wanted one.  Wanted.  Past tense.  That’s History, baby.  The Galaxy S III is my new object of affection. (If you choose not to take that tongue-in-cheek, by all means, be my guest)

            No; what VZW screwed up on isn’t the phone.  It’s not even mainly the
            “release” (act yet to be seen), though that is part of it.  It’s what
            they have done to the name.  The Nexus; It used to mean something,
            whether you care about that or not.  Hell, it wasn’t a good idea at when
            they started it, and it still isn’t…but it *was* good. (wrap your
            head around that one…)

            “an LTE Nexus has released somewhere on the planet yet?”

            Samsung has done LTE.  So has Verizon. Your point??

            You seem to want to view anyone who thinks VZW screwed this up as
            “Entitled”, regardless of the fact that this isn’t the first Nexus
            device, nor the first time either party has done LTE. (…and apparently ignoring VZW’s recent clusterfucking of the TB and Bionic releases…)

            I may be tilting at windmills with my idealism re: the Nexus brand, but I am *far* from entitled. 

            ..and who knows, maybe my wrath at VZW over this *is* misplaced…but I sure as hell don’t see any evidence to the contrary at this point…and I haven’t seen you provide any.

          • RW-1

            Damn, Kellex, I’ve said for 9 months (since the Bionic was announced) that moto would lie about the bootloaders!!!

            Samsung, HTC, all unlocked and ON VZ, what does that tell you?

            G-Nex UNLOCKED ON VZ …

            Jha can’t even come out and tell the truth here.

        • @EMAW_29

          T’Bolt was single-core, this is dual. Also, why are you comparing LGs to HTCs?

          • Anonymous

            …did you read the rest of the sentence??…..Spectrum is to Rezound as Revolution is to TBolt, in terms of hardware. 

            I genuinely hope you did better on the PSAT/SATs

          • Anonymous

            uum he said this is a thinner rezound? rezound=dual core, this =dual core? smh

          • OreoMan

            Yes, this does have a dual core.  Unconfirmed specs are putting it with a dual core.  Did you read the entire article?

          • Anonymous

            I said it had a dual core. Damn people are idiots. My post was in response to the poster saying the thunderbolt has single core and why compare this to the thunderbolt. smh

          • Nate Baily

            smh.

          • Anonymous

            You cant type lol.

          • Anonymous

            I can type, you cant read. Go suck mcClanes dick you moto fanboy.

          • Anonymous

            i can do both. I also know Italian and Spanish stupid moron. Go have sex with your cat.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bobatron-Ward/695450991 Bobatron Ward

            Stupid moron, nice.

          • Anonymous

            You are a tool :)

      • Anonymous

        an IPS one at that

      • Anonymous

        Vito are you still crying man? You may get this beast instead of the Nexus. Your nexus will be release march 2012.

    • Mctypething

      The majority of Droid buyers could give a rat’s ass about an unlocked bootloader. So, while I agree with you that Motorola can be clueless (mostly about how they set their prices), I don’t think their cluelessness has anything to do with bootloaders.

      • Anonymous

        Their cluelessness has everything to do with bootloaders, releases, marketing, skins and beyond. The only thing they AREN’T clueless on is build quality.

        • Anonymous

          Motos software has improved tremendously. I use to straight hate Moto, but with exception to the bootloader thing I think their phones are all around good now, unless one wants to change kernels often and be able to get into recovery easier. Encrypted bootloaders suck balls, but I still like my Bionic a lot.

          • RW-1

            I’m not flaming you, but to all those who say Moto has come along with their software:

            “This is your new Moto Phone with updated hardware running Blur”

            “Wow! It certainly seems to run better”

            Ok, now think about that same phone running without Blur of ANY version to drag it down …

            Enough Said!

          • Anonymous

            Having seen countless Galaxy Nexus reviews and videos, I’m not convinced running stock GB would make any of the newer motos run quicker. More usable yeah, quicker…eh I just don’t get that feeling from the videos.

          • Anonymous

            The normal people that do not root, we are happy with our moto devices straight from the box. I do not need to put steroids to my razr so it can be fast etc.

        • EC8CH

          Moto phones feel good cause they use alot of metal instead of plastic, but I’m not sold that translates into better quality.  We have about 30 OD Droids and within a year and a half about 15% had to replace their touchscreens because they went unresponsive.  Lots of others have dead power and volume buttons and flaky audio out ports.

          In my opinion that experience doesn’t promote the great build quality ideal that many have regarding Motorola.

          • Anonymous

            No phone OEM has better radios/reception, clarity or battery life than Motorola. That’s ultimately what’s most important and what I consider build quality, and not ‘feel good’ Your experience with one group of one model of phones doesn’t speak for all of them the last 2 years. But so far, it has held true.
            (No that’s not a call for Angelface to come out of the closet)

          • EC8CH

            I guess I see a lot of people stating how Moto has the best “Build Quality” and to me that implies durability, but in my experience they are no more durable than other manufactures even if they feel like they should be.

            You’re right about radios and reception, I don’t think anyone has more experience in that department.

          • LionStone

            Well my girls D2G finally crapped out, I thought for sure it would make it at least a year since she is kinda hard on her phones lol but it only lasted 10 mos…replaced it with a refurb and now that one is locking up too :-( Maybe the D4 will last her longer than a year?

          • Anonymous

            Give it up already. Build quality is not just the outside, but also the radios inside, call quality and the best ram ddr2 ram.

          • EC8CH

            Mototrolla

          • Anonymous

            Moto foverer unless Samsung get their act together. I am even considering HTC or LG second choice.

          • jam120992

            the droid was a brick, but i still had problems with the phone speaker going out and the charging port not working anymore, if anything i think htc has the best build quality. i know a few people with the original evo working perfectly fine, but everyone i know with a droid has either replaced it or have had to get replacements or are living with a phone that has a bunch of broken stuff on it. i should get a third one but im just going to buy a gnex instead. 

          • RW-1

            Totally with you on that zep.

            I’m going to miss it when I grab a G-Nex, because finally…. Build quality is NOT enough to make me want to stay with the moto brand. For reasons I’ve already outlined here, and you likely already know what they are.

  • Derp

    Ugly as balls

  • Thelegendofdavid

    When will this device be getting ics ?

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Well the Revolution received Gingerbread before both the Thunderbolt and Charge. It might not actually be that far off.

      • Anonymous

        plus this is more of a flagship phone than the revolution was.

      • LionStone

        Revolution had GB before TB?

  • Anonymous

    I kinda like the top HDMI port. I got my dad a 2Gx for T-Mo and it is pretty bad ass. And looks like there is no skin and minimal bloatware…

  • Keith Sumner

    The worst phones I’ve ever had were made by LG. LG is bottom tier, sorry.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe if lg does better with updates. looks like another great choice on verizon and will be interesting to see how it runs.

  • shdowman

    No, no sir I am not.

    Not since my Dare has it even occurred to me to buy another LG phone. Shame too. They made some of the, if not the best dumbphones. They have just taken far too long to get into this game..problematic phones, lack of updates. Again, shame.

    • Anonymous

      100% agree. They had arguably the best featured phones on the market, the best in my opinion I should say. It’s a shame they’ve been behind in the smartphone market.

      • http://twitter.com/shehippie shehippie

        I agree, they are the best as far as dumbphones. My husband is still proudly rockin’ his enV touch. LOL

  • Billyrouth2000

    Bet it’s out b4 the Nexus!