LG Spectrum for Verizon Wireless Coming January 19th for $199

The LG Spectrum, previously rumored as the LG Revolution 2, has been officially announced for Verizon Wireless at CES 2012. It will be yet another device on Verizon’s 4G LTE network, adding processor speed to it’s already fast network speed by featuring a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

While it only launches with Android 2.3, an upgrade to Android 4.0 ICS has already been promised. You know how those things work – they are finicky and the timing is unpredictable – but the LG Spectrum looks like a nice offering all around, available for $199 on January 19th.

And a large offering. The LG Spectrum features a 4.5-inch true HD IPS display with 329 pixels per inch and 16:9 aspect ratio. Pile on the multimedia features with an 8MP camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, 1080p HD Video Recording, and – get this sports lovers – the first phone to have ESPN 720p HD video with an ESPN ScoreCenter App. Add that to Verizon’s already awesome and exclusive NFL Mobile service and sports nuts may want to take a serious look at the Spectrum.

LG’s Press Release came in beautiful graphical form, complete with a promo sheet and specs (below). Unfortunately, LG didn’t offer hand-on with the device afterwards, but we’re guessing they’re holding back, hoping for more media attention on Day 1 of the Show Floor by playing hard to get.

I’m sure there are plenty of Verizon customers out there wondering what phone they should get. The Galaxy Nexus, Rezound, and RAZR are already hot Android options-o n first glance, where does the LG Spectrum fit on your Big Red Want List?

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  • Tommy Thompson

    I feel like I am the only one not excited about this device….

    • toomuchgame441

      Trust me, ur not alone.

      • Tommy Thompson

        Okay good, on other blogs everyone seems to be creaming their pants over it and I really don’t understand why. They only this it has going for it is the screen….maybe

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=19210301 Mike Valdez

          I think they are more excited about the price, as opposed to the actual device…At least I hope so.

  • YankeeDudeL

    Well, there’s certainly a lot to be excited for.  Compared to Verizon’s offerings, only the Rezound can match it in pure specs.  What’s really interesting is the price, starting off at $199.99.  That’s $100 cheaper than the Rezound, GNex, and RAZR. 

    • GawkerRedesignSucks

      However, some would argue that OMAP > Snapdragon.

      Also, LG sucks.

    • Jinwon Sung

      Agreed. This like LG’s Rezound at $100 cheaper price.

  • J Dub

    Another boring looking, skinned, old OS Android phone from LG. Man all their phones look boring.

  • Stephen_Rockefeller

    Any android phone not launching with ICS in 2012 is a fail……..

  • riggz

    Oooh ESPN Scorecenter app that sux on Android. Doesn’t do alerts like it does on the iFone and is slow to update… Whoopie!

  • clay

    Bing…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=19210301 Mike Valdez

    I don’t get it…Why is this $100 cheaper than Razr/Nexus?  Verizon needs to decide, are these high end p hones 200 or 300.  And 2012 with no ICS…When will those devices (aside from Nexus) be released?

  • Andrew

    I would buy this phone just to stick it to Verizon and there usual 300 dollar price tag!