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?
It has been a while since we last heard anything about the LG Revolution 2. Once rumored to be in the works as a 4.5″ HD screen toting, 4G LTE blazing, unbelievably thin-bodied beast, this phone sounded like the first major player from LG in years. We saw it potentially cruise through the FCC followed by a bunch of overseas picture leaks, but there was no U.S. mention to be found. And then all went silent. Until today that is. (more…)
Last week, pictures of the LG LU6200 spread like wild fire across the internet. The device was sporting a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, dual cameras and LTE all on a beautiful 4.5-inch 720p IPS LCD HD screen. Immediately, the specs reminded us of the LG Revolution 2, a device that our sources have played with. This morning, again, the blogosphere was exploding with the news that more photos were available. Personally, the device looks and sounds stunning, except for that damn home button. The phone is expected to hit Korea in early October, as we wait patiently for LG to announce U.S. availability. Another picture can be found after the break. (more…)
In August, there was a lot of talk about a follow-up device to the LG Revolution after we first reported that one had landed on a Verizon MAP list as LG-VS920, prompting us to quickly dub it the Revolution 2. Our sources have actually played with the device in its early stages, claiming that it has a 4.5″ HD screen, LTE and is incredibly thin. After seeing it pass through the FCC though, we started to wonder if the device was closer to a launch than we had all imagined.
Well, after you take a look at the device pictured above and listen to the specs, you might also think that we are really close. The LG LU6200 has made a couple of appearances over the last few days sporting that same 4.5″ IPS LCD HD screen, LTE, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, dual-cameras, and 1GB of RAM. It’s said to be available in Korea some time in October, but after seeing what we believe to be a similar device already hit up the FCC here in the states, I wouldn’t put it past LG or Big Red to pump this beast out by the holidays.
The device is also said to be running Android 2.3.5 out of the box with a guarantee that it will see Ice Cream Sandwich shortly after. While I have never been the biggest LG phone fan, I can even admit that this phone made my heart flutter slightly. 4.5″ IPS LCD? Hello beautiful.
We first saw a new LG Revolution-esque model pop up when we reported on a device by the model number LG-VS920 that had appeared in a MAP (minimum advertised price) listing back in early August. That device, we started assuming, was called the Revolution 2 as it appeared in a massive leaked roadmap for Verizon just a day or so later with a 10/20 release date attached to it.
Well, that same VS920 phone made its way through the FCC today sporting LTE radios and a similar build to the original Revo. You can see in the picture above that the camera has possibly been moved up the back of the device, but is still centered in the middle along with a housing for a flash.
A Thunderbolt (Vigor) and a Revolution (Revo2) revamping all within the same year? And you wonder why we kept hammering on these phones for having last year’s specs with this year’s buzz word (4G LTE).
According to our sources, builds of the HTC Vigor and LG Revolution 2 are starting to pop up in the wild – we received potential specs for both of them, which we’re pretty sure you’ll be pleased with. From the sounds of it, HD screens are going to be the “it” thing this holiday season – assuming of course that both of them make it to stores.
We’ll start first with the Vigor since it seems to be the hottest rumored phone on the planet these days. According to our guy, the device will indeed have a 4.3″ 720p HD screen (1280×720 resolution), with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 8MP rear cam, 2MP front, Android 2.3.4 and a brand new version of Sense which he called “3.5.” The device will be similar in size and shape to the Thunderbolt, but without the kickstand.
And if you were wondering, this will be a Beats by Dre device. We’re hearing that it has a Beats logo as part of the bootup sequence, but other than that, it was tough to tell what else HTC had done to integrate their audio technology.
Now onto the Revolution 2, which may surprise you. Apparently this device has a 4.5″ HD screen, is incredibly thin (possibly thinner than both the Vigor and iPhone 4), and will run on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. No other specs were given at this time, but the device sounds like it’s in very early stages of development.
We were also told that Stratosphere is more than likely not the SGS2 and will instead be that slider that we saw a month or so ago that mimicked the Epic 4G. It’s definitely looking like it’ll be launched on the same day as the Bionic though – September 8.
Any thoughts come to mind? Take this as rumor for now until we get either pictures or closer to a release date for all of these. The end of 2011 is certainly looking like it’ll be exciting though, especially since we heard that the leaked roadmap from last week is pretty spot on.
The folks over at IGN may have just landed the ultimate Verizon roadmap leak for the next couple of months. We’re not even sure where to begin with so many exciting things to point out including potential release dates, but we’ll do our best to contain ourselves and make this simple. The big things of note are the confirmation of the Samsung Stratosphere that we’ve been talking a ton about lately, the HTC Vigor replacing the Thunderbolt, and a new LG Revolution 2 that we semi-confirmed the other day.
So here we go… (more…)
Just when we thought August was going to be a slow month around these Verizon parts, we get slapped with their latest MAP (minimum advertised price) list that includes some pretty major players. The first one we’ll talk briefly about is in position 1 as the Motorola MOTXT875, which many of you may know as the brand new DROID Bionic. But since we’ve been told that it won’t be out until September, let us quickly move on to devices that could be out before it ever sees a store shelf that are also on the list.
I’d say that the most important and intriguing device that we should point out is in position 3 as HTC ADR6425, which many of us were first introduced to last week as the HTC Vigor. To refresh, this would be the device with the 720p resolution, the 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor and the brand new Adreno 220 GPU. Yep, if those specs actually do come true, then we’re looking at one of the most powerful and impressive devices on the planet.
The next device we should take a look at is the LG-VS920 which could be the follow-up to the Revolution (already). The original Revolution is model number LG-VS910, so this easily seems like some sort of a new build. It has received it’s Bluetooth certification already and definitely has LTE capabilities. Revo 2, anyone?
And the last device to point out is ADR6330, which we know nothing about. What we do know is that the model number sort of matches up to the Incredible line, so it could be the silver and white edition that we saw this morning? Well maybe, except that the Incredible 2 that you can buy now is ADR6350. It almost seems to be a device below the Incredible 2, but what could it be? We’ve heard rumors of a new HTC global roaming device with a keyboard similar to the Merge – could this be it?
A lot of questions for a bunch of devices, that so far, we don’t know much about. So when should we expect some of them to arrive? MAP listings aren’t necessarily good gauges for a release, but they are at least a sign that we should see them sooner rather than later. With no current plans that we know of for August from Verizon, we wouldn’t be surprised if we see at least one of these in the next few weeks, before the Bionic drops. We’re hoping to know more very soon.
Should get interesting…