LG’s Spectrum with 720p display and Verizon LTE is official, coming January 19

When it first leaked, the LG Spectrum was little more than a low resolution image and a set of possible specifications. Little was leaked to the public after that, but we have actually had information that Verizon was going to release the device for a while. Now that they are showing it off on the CES floor, we can finally reveal it. 

As expected, the Spectrum is going to be a 4G LTE phone on Verizon's network. It will also have almost exactly the same specifications that were rumored, including the 1.5GHZ dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8MP rear and 1.3MP front cameras, a huge 1830 mAh battery to keep things running even with 4G, and most importantly, a 4.5-inch 720p "true HD" IPS display.

Unfortunately, the Spectrum is also still powered by Gingerbread. Hopefully that will be changed quickly, but until then it really hurts the Spectrum's otherwise nearly perfect score when compared to the Galaxy Nexus. 

However, the Spectrum will also be $199 when it launches on January 19, which is $100 less than the Nexus. Considering that it will probably be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich fairly quickly as LG's flagship phone, the Spectrum should be a solid choice. For more information or order one, just go to Verizon's official product page, which should be going live sometime soon.

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Aaron Orquia

Aaron Orquia is an associate editor at Pocketables. He has been using Android and Linux since he bought his first computer years ago, and his interest in technology, software, and tweaking both to work just right has only grown stronger since then. His current gadgets include a OnePlus One, a Pebble smartwatch, and an Acer C720 Chromebook.

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