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Verizon’s LG Optimus LTE2 Appears Again, This Time at the GCF

An LG device with the model number VS930 has been on our radar for a few weeks now, most likely as Verizon’s version of the LG Optimus LTE2. The model number matches up to the naming scheme that Big Red has used in the past for LG phones – VS920 (Spectrum) and VS910 (Revolution). We also saw a benchmark for the device appear back in early April with Verizon tags all over it. Today, it popped up again, this time at the GCF (Global Certification Forum) with a bunch of global radios inside and not a mention of the CDMA or LTE bands we expect to see when the phone finds its way to the States. Our guess, is that most VZW phones going forward will have global roaming capabilities and that’s what was being tested for here. 

For those not familiar, the Optimus LTE2 is LG’s attempt at competing with Samsung and the Galaxy SIII. They even announced it to the world on the same day that the GS3 was unveiled, but looked to 1-up it by tossing in 2GB of RAM – a first for a smartphone. Other than the massive amounts of RAM, it should sport a 4.7″ HD display, 2150mAh battery, on-board wireless charging, Ice Cream Sandwich, and a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. The look could change slightly when Verizon gets it, which we say because very few U.S. phones have a physical home button like you are seeing pictured above.

We aren’t exactly sure when the phone will be released, but LG was targeting mid-May for Korea. As you know by now, the U.S. market is much slower at releasing phones, so it wouldn’t surprise us to see this phone be pushed to mid-Summer.

Is there any way for LG to win you over? They seem to be the last resort for most of the DL community, but could the Optimus LTE2 be the one to make you tingle?

Via:  GCF | Blog of Mobile

  • User

    I got this but have to know how to screenshot on it???

  • GSAI

    I know LG’s track record is pretty bad, but just that UI screenshot looks like a real winner here. Can’t wait to try it out.

  • master94

    2GB of ram, sign me up!

  • http://www.facebook.com/JohnAdamBenson Adam Benson

    2GB? 4.7 screen? I’m interested

  • FortitudineVincimus

    SWEET!

    The SGS3 killer. I was so so hoping this would make it to VZW when it dropped the same day as the SGS3 conference. THIS is my phone!!

  • qudwls6933

    there is a news that samsung will launch galaxy s3 lte that has quad-core exynos ap
    and 2gb of ram in south korea.

  • mustbepbs

    LG makes the absolute ugliest phones. I don’t care what’s under the hood of that thing, it’s hideous.

  • zepfloyd

    Say what you will, but 720p IPS LCD2 would look nicer than pentile AMOLED, and the GSIII is likely running the same S4 and this we know has 2GB RAM. Sure may not be first choice, but it’s no slouch either.

  • eazy.e.dlf

    seriously another iphone clone?

    • John Smith

      Not sure if troll or just really stupid…

      This does not even remotely look like the iPhone.

  • http://twitter.com/cheese cheese

    The looks of this device are growing on me. Too bad software support will be horrendous, and the development community won’t be strong with this phone.

    • hkklife

      I agree. I am also miffed that it doesn’t have a microSD slot. The earlier LG phones had too little internal storage but were expandable. Now we get tons of RAM and enough internal storage but lose the expandability. LG just cannot get it all together. That battery capacity is pretty good on paper but it might get drained rather quickly given the screen and all that RAM.
      I’m STILL holding out for Moto to reveal SOMETHING running ICS!

  • http://twitter.com/El_Big_Chris christian hernandez

    That screenshot makes it look like a MIUI rip off

  • BigLa

    More bezel please…

  • Michael_NM

    “…could the Optimus LTE2 be the one to make you tingle?” Negative, although those corners might make me cringe.

    • Mei

      I agreed with the corners, looks too sharp and design looks too plain. Another problem that might be of concern is the type of screen that they are using on this phone. It may not be as good as Samsung’s or Sony’s, especially in sunlight.

      • Calvin Williams

        720p IPS HD isn’t going to be good enough? I bet $500 its going to look better since Samsung didn’t use samoled+. My iPhone screen was great in the sunlight.

  • http://twitter.com/dtriscari19 David Triscari

    Wonder if DROID branding ill come with it…

  • Taylor

    first