LG and Verizon announced the Spectrum at CES 2012 today. Although some of the wind was taken out of it’s sails through leaks, the successor to the Revolution is still highly anticipated and carries quite a few goodies up it’s sleeves.
For starters, it comes with basic specs expected of a top-tier smartphone: LTE connectivity, a 4.5 inch qHD IPS display with 500 nit brightness, a 1.5 Ghz. dual-core Snapdragon processor, and a 8 MP rear facing camera with 1080p video capture support. For video chat and self portraits there’s a 1.3 MP shooter up front, and HDMI mirroring support is available for showcasing content on TV’s.
Exclusive on the Spectrum is a HD version of ESPN ScoreCenter, Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound, as well as LG’s “SmartMovie HD” video editing suite. Sadly, it still runs Android 2.3 but hopefully LG will make good on their statement to upgrade the Spectrum to Android 4.0 during the first half of 2012.
The Spectrum will be available for a surprisingly low 199.99 (usually Verizon high-end handsets with LTE list for 299.99) on the typical 2 year contract plan.