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Verizon Branded LG Optimus LTE2 Pictured, Possible Launch in Two Days?

Here is the LG VS930. Previously known to most as the Optimus LTE2, we can now rest assured that LG will not bring a dedicated home button to Big Red. According to Engadget’s source, we can expect the following specs from this device:

  • Android 4.0.4
  • 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 SoC
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 4.7-inch “True HD IPS” display (1280 x 720 pixels)
  • 16GB of built-in storage
  • Global radio support (GSM/UMTS/CDMA/LTE)
  • NFC (it comes with programmable tags)
  • 8MP camera

Along with the above picture and detailed specifications, a leaked PDF shows that this device could launch as early as July 13. Whoa, two days? Given that there hasn’t been any indication from Verizon that this phone even exists, the chances of a July 13 release date is slim.

Earlier reports indicated that we could be hopeful for 2GB of RAM, but apparently that isn’t happening anymore. Still, this should be one of LG’s finer offerings to come to Verizon in quite some time. Your thoughts? Tempted to check out an LG device?

Via: Engadget

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  • darkknezz

    The majority of android phones are of a slate design with either rounded edges and corners or sharp edges and corners. So when you say this is ugly are you referring to the other 90% of touch screen smartphones out there as well? I guess you cant make everybody happy even the trolls here who think they know everything. And whats wrong with the skin on this phone? Have any of you even seen it in action yet? Have you held the phone in your hands and tried it? I guarantee that you have not!

  • Buckgrad

    Just wanting the ICS update for my Spectrum, which is long overdue. My last LG phone.

  • Knlegend1

    I don’t care if this phone could drive my car, do my taxes for free and every other little thing I don’t feel like doing. Its butt ugly. Who designed this thing? Aesthetics mean a lot to me in cases like these. That retarded looking menu button is something that only Verizon would approve. Lol this is stupid!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/QSMinSD Q

    LG’s skin is horrendous. Do not want.

  • summit1986

    Physical Button FAIL… you’re on ICS now LG, get with the program.

    • http://twitter.com/marker1015 MrSix

      on-screen keys can blow me!
      and just who the hell thought it would be a good idea to remove the menu button altogether anyway?

      • summit1986

        You have a point with the menu button… but that’s available in most ROMs for that very reason. I actually prefer the on screen nav buttons though.

  • hkklife

    Good to see an LG phone that FINALLY has enough internal storage AND a microSD slot. I personally like the hard edges as a throwback to the old OG Droid days. I imagine this will slot in nicely and replace the Spectrum as VZW’s “value” big screen offering as well as with the people who think the SGS III is too slick/cheaply built/plasticky and/or hate pentile screens. Weak battery and the usual LG UI and update woes look to be the only things that could derail this one. 2GB RAM would have been awesome but that’s really not worth lamenting yet.
    But you’d think that with the mystifying string of mediocre LG releases on VZW that Big Red would force them to get their butts into gear and at least get out a few timely OS updates.
    I imagine this LG will ring in at $199 (or even better, at $150) and go head to head against the GSIII, with the RAZR HD being the “high-end” offering at $299 going into the fall buying season.

    • fauxshizzl

      “But you’d think that with the mystifying string of mediocre LG releases on VZW that Big Red would force them to get their butts into gear and at least get out a few timely OS updates.” Yeah, because we all know how Verizon is all about pushing updates fast, or before any other carrier with the exact same phone. If anything, they are probably those to blame for the slow updates.

  • Bionic

    my LG TV is nice, but this phone is blah

  • GawkerRedesignSucks

    Looks like something from 2007.

  • Azn_Android

    I wish I was as skilled as LG designers. I don’t think I could design an ugly phone and UI as well as them

  • ManBearPig618

    I usually am not one to hate on logos, but the VZW and LG logos on the front are so conspicuous. Can’t they just keep them on the back?

    • buckgrad

      If it’s like the Spectrum, that LG logo is not on the phone itself, it’s on the screen protector that comes on the phone. Peel it off–logo gone. The Verizon logo is another story…

  • http://twitter.com/adamthecashew Adam Fisch

    LG should keep to making refrigerators

    • JoshGroff

      They’re sort of a jack of all trades/master of none company.

  • nope

    looks extremely ugly. looks like it was made in china

  • Haxcid

    LG + Verizon = Fail

    Hard to get excited about an lg phone let alone a rehashed spectrum.

    • JoshGroff

      *cough* S4 *cough*

  • slops

    i think this is a pretty spiffy little device and will probably have a very tempting price tag to boot. it’s not the SGS3 competitor they were hinting at when it was announced but for the average joe it’s probably going to be a bargain.

    i like the square design too. it’s simple and rather utilitarian, much like german cars of the 80s, 90s, and 00s.

  • sc4fpse

    Yo, LG, I’m really happy for you and imma let you finish, but Motorola had one of the best brick phones of all time.

    • Ash Hanna

      best comment ever

  • http://www.deathbycone.com Jared Kotoff

    I think the hard edges and corners are refreshing change of taste. Not that i would buy it because its made by LG and stuff. but… its nice to look at.

  • T4rd

    In typical LG fashion; too little too late. Why would you buy this over the GS3 (which has the same specs plus an extra GB of RAM)? Unless it’s priced well below the GS3 (which I doubt for those specs).

    • violator702

      Maybe the bootloader won’t be encrypted?

    • http://www.facebook.com/chris.clancy.77 Chris Clancy

      agreed… have had s3 for a week and it teabags every other phone I have touched. I dont even care about the bootloader because stock is so sweet on this thing.

    • Androidandwp7equalsPower

      This came out before the S3, just took longer to arrive in the USA. I agree, S3 is the best right now.

  • ME

    That thing is shaped like a pack of cigs ! FUGLY !

  • http://twitter.com/spdivr1122 Stephen

    but seriously…why is NO ONE going for on screen navigation buttons.

    • T4rd

      That is a very good question that I don’t understand either. I’ve been contemplating selling my Gnex for a GS3, but I know I would miss the onscreen/configurable nav buttons the most of anything. I suppose you could easily put them back in a custom ROM, but then you have redundant controls and it seems retarded.

      • michael arazan

        In reading other forums, a while back, about people’s experience with the gnex, not my opinion, I’ve read a lot of people say that the on screen buttons in ics take up room on their screens. What, it’s like 1/4 to 1/2 of an inch, but i’ve seen quite a few people show dislike over it saying it takes up valuable real estate. again, not my opinion.

    • violator702

      A lot of these phones being released now were in development before the release of the Gnex. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before we see more phones with on screen keys.

    • Butters619

      Moto did. And then people complained that the phone had a bottom bezel lol.

  • Liderc

    Good god that’s the worst looking configuration of touch buttons I’ve ever seen.

    • T4rd

      Meh, it’s not that bad. It’s the same config I have on my Gnex right now except I have search in place of the menu button there. It’s funny that Google told OEMs/devs to dump the menu button though, yet they are all will putting them on the phone, hah.

      • JoshGroff

        Phones are designed way before they are released, you think they would scrap their already submitted designs and start from scratch? Just saying…

        • T4rd

          ICS debuted 9 months ago.. lol. And judging by the crappy/simplistic design of this phone, I doubt it was designed before that.

          • JoshGroff

            You’re obviously simple minded, hence your username, so let’s teach you some basic phone knowledge.

            http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-20091839-85/the-birth-of-a-cell-phone/

            TL;DR version “‘Most people think we make a phone and it’s out a week later,’ a designer said. Instead, the process can take a half a year to a whole year from start to finish.”

          • T4rd

            Simple minded, eh? So 9 months isn’t within a half year to a year? Lol.. right.. that was way too late in the game to change the bezel to be be cut 1 CM for a nav bar that’s already integrated within ICS. Stop making stupid arguments just for the sake of countering a comment that was logical to begin with.

          • JoshGroff

            That’s from when the phone is already finished and shown to the carrier, you’re not accounting for designing and planning.

          • T4rd

            Regardless, it’s pointless arguing because neither of us know when this phone was designed and finalized. There are phones coming out right now though that have on-screen nav buttons like the Moto Atrix HD.

          • darkknezz

            JoshGroff is correct. I work in the industry and know for a fact. Hardware changes quite frequently as a matter of fact but it is a collaboration between both vendor and carrier. More often than not the carrier is making the decisions with the vendor complying with their requests.

  • Relentlesspace

    The Lucid was actually a great starter Android phone for older folks and people who have no ability to handle technology. If this is a higher-spec’d version of the Lucid with ICS, that’d be great.

  • moozicmon

    It’s still an LG…

  • Butters619

    Capacitive legacy menu button? Super Square? Tiny Battery? Next Joke?

  • Paradisimo

    That thing is ugly as hell!

    • Michael

      I actually like the looks, very simplistic.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Lol I completely agree. LG has ZERO sense of Design. And it’s really keeping them back. Let’s not even begin with their lack of updates.

  • rodney11ride

    The answer to your question… NO. Not enough developer support

  • Dan

    Who Cares?

    • Trueblue711

      If I’m considering buying a phone, I do.

      • Dan

        Well if you were considering buying that phone your stupid.

        • summit1986

          you’re… who’s stupid now?

          • Trueblue711

            Beat me to it… thanks buddy!