Oct 23rd, 2012 publishUpdated   Dec 5th, 2012, 7:17 pm

We’ve been waiting on the LG Spectrum 2 for a while. Verizon might have the Optimus Vu dangling in front of those who like phablets but there’s still a market for this particular device. It appears we’re as close to an announcement as we’re going to get as details of the phone have been outed by an unlikely hero.

It wasn’t a shadowy tipster or some fairy godmother of smartphone information. Nope, instead it was Best Buy that put what would appear to be the first glimmer of official information we’re going to get ahead of Verizon’s official unveiling.

Best Buy’s listing confirms a number of specs, including a 4.7 inch 720p HD display, a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, Ice Cream Sandwich, an 8 megapixel HD rear camera with a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, 4G LTE and more.

The retailer even gives us an off-contract price to look forward to — just $650 if you want to walk away without a two-year commitment. Many of you will opt for the two-year deal, but pricing for such a deal would most likely be around that $200 mark if other recent Verizon devices are anything to go by.

LG’s Spectrum 2 is yet another device in a long string of them that the OEM hopes will help them reestablish some decent ground in the smartphone market. LG seemed all but ousted from the game following a line of uninspired and unreliable models in 2011, but the advent of the LG Optimus G, LG Optimus Vu, and the Spectrum 2 look to breathe life into its lineup.

As for official word from Verizon we wouldn’t be surprised to hear them announce details within the week, though perhaps it being up on Best Buy this early was just a mistake. We’ll just have to wait and see. [Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

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