During the CES 2012, Verizon Wireless showed the upcoming LG Spectrum LTE 4G smartphone with a 4.5-inch Ture HD IPS touchscreen with 1280×720 and 329ppi screen density. The new phone supports Verizon’s LTE 4G mobile network and gives users access to the ESPN ScoreCenter application for ScoreCenter stats, images and videos in 720p HD. Its screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.
The Spectrum is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread (Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade available the first half of 2012). It features a 8 Megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p Full HD video recording, a 1.3 Megapixel front-facing camera, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS and WiFi connectivity with Mobile Hotspot capability. The 4G phone supports SmartShare for sharing media wirelessly to DLNA-enabled devices and HDMI mirroring via MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link). It also comes with SmartMovie HD app for creating and editing HD videos and Netflix app for movie streaming.
The LG Spectrum includes also support for Dolby Digital Plus, which is capable of streaming up to 7.1 channels of surround sound through home entertainment systems. Coming in 19 January, the LG Spectrum will be available for $199.99 with 2-year contract.