Samsung Stratosphere 2 and LG Spectrum 2 Also on the Way to Verizon

According to Verizon’s Equipment Guide, they are planning to introduce follow-ups to two of their late-2011, early-2012 devices. The Samsung Stratosphere, aka the first 4G LTE slider, will get a refresh and be released as the Stratosphere 2 (SCH-I415). We aren’t seeing much for specs that would impress, but are assuming it’ll sport a Snapdragon S4. What 4G LTE phone doesn’t these days, right? Otherwise, we know it’ll have a 4″ Super AMOLED display, and carry the exact same form factor as its predecessor.  (more…)

Verizon’s LG Optimus LTE2 to be Called Spectrum 2, Eight Months Later and We Already Have a Sequel?

Yep, there you have it. The new Verizon-branded LG Optimus LTE2 will be known as the Spectrum 2. Kind of interesting seeing as how the first Spectrum launched this last January, not even a full eight months ago. From previous reports that we have seen, the device is set to come with Android 4.0.4, 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4, 1GB of RAM, and an 8MP back shooter. There was also a rumored release date of 10 days ago, but clearly, that did not take place.

Any LG Spectrum owners feeling a bit cheated by this? Just half a year later and they are ready to introduce a beefed up version of your device that has a better processor and bigger display. It reminds us a lot of how DROID RAZR owners may have felt after they saw Verizon launch the RAZR MAXX.

Via: TechnoBuffalo

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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LG Optimus LTE2 Cruises Through the FCC Sporting Verizon’s LTE Frequency

The LG-VS930, or better known to all of us as Verizon’s LG Optimus LTE2, cruised through the FCC yesterday. It’s sporting Big Red’s LTE frequency in the range of 777MHz to 787MHz in case you were wondering. Other than that bit of info, the FCC filing is your standard filing with no other dirty details being revealed.

What we do know is that boxes containing either the device or promotional materials have been shipping to VZW stores and that this phone has popped up in benchmarks in the past sporting a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. It should have 2GB of RAM as well. We also have known its codename of D1LV for a couple of months now, but LG has reportedly confirmed that to be the codename this morning.

This should be LG’s finest U.S. effort yet, however, it has the Galaxy S3 to compete with (our review).

Via:  FCC | Blog of Mobile

Is Verizon About to Announce the LG Optimus LTE2?

The LG-VS930 has been on our radar for a couple of months as the device that LG hopes to compete with the Samsung Galaxy SIII. It first surfaced under the code name D1LV through a benchmark that outed its 4.7″ HD display, version of Ice Cream Sandwich, and  1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. Since then, we have grown to realize that this is the Optimus LTE2 that LG announced in early May as one of the first devices in the world with 2GB of RAM.

Specific details from Big Red have remained well hidden, but this anonymously sent picture below of what appears to be a shipping box with Optimus LTE2s inside has us wondering if this phone isn’t about to be announced. We still do not know an official name, however, we wouldn’t be surprised to see VZW go with something other than “Optimus.”

Thoughts? Any guesses on the name? Is LG still a player worth adding to your team?   (more…)

June 2012 Rumor Round-up: Galaxy S3 Launch Date, RAZR HD Sooner Than Thought, and Shared Data

After releasing our first ever monthly rumor round-up post in May and attempting to not commit to it being a monthly deal, we are back 1 month later with another. As we get ready for the summer, there are too many interesting stories floating around behind the scenes to not let you in on them. What we have here is information officially released paired with bits of info that have been handed to us from industry sources. Most of it can change with time, but we like to keep you up on the gossip behind the scenes. Enjoy.  (more…)

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.  (more…)

LG Optimus LTE2 Gets Leaked Photos Galore, Really Wants To Compete With The Galaxy SIII

A few hours after the Next Galaxy announcement last week when we learned the Galaxy SIII was official, the other Korean handset maker had a nice quiet announcement about their new flagship phone as well. LG quickly pushed out information about the Optimus LTE2 and attempted to wow the masses with the fact that it sports 2GB of RAM. Now we’ve got some leaked pictures of the phone and some information to see if there is anything else interesting about this phone. (more…)