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About a week ago, we got a look at the LG Spectrum 2 and all of its innards thanks to Best Buy. Now, Verizon has made it official. It's not going to rock any socks off, but for $99 after mail-in-rebate and a new two-year contract, it's really not a bad piece of kit:

  • 4.7" True HD 1280x720 IPS display
  • 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB storage, microSD card slot
  • Global Ready
  • 8MP rear shooter, 1.3MP front camera
  • Android 4.0

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It's not winning any awards for most stylish, best all around, or... anything else, for that matter. But it is a solid mid-ranger that might fit the bill perfectly for anyone looking for a new device that packs a punch and won't break the bank.

The LG Spectrum 2 is available online today and in stores in the coming weeks.

VERIZON WIRELESS ADDS FAST, POWERFUL, TRUE HD SPECTRUM 2 BY LG TO 4G LTE LINEUP

Spectrum 2 Offers an Enhanced Wireless Experience, 4G LTE Speeds, True HD Display, Advanced Camera Capabilities and Stylish Design

BASKING RIDGE and ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. – Verizon Wireless and LG Electronics USA today announced the Spectrum 2 by LG.  Exclusively for Verizon Wireless, the Spectrum 2 by LG will be available online on Oct. 30 at www.verizonwireless.com and will be in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in the coming weeks for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.

The Spectrum 2 by LG creates a unique wireless experience thanks to an ecosystem of features and accessories, allowing customers to avoid cables.  The unique battery cover allows wireless charging, and it’s included at no additional cost.  Contacts, maps and websites can be shared wirelessly using near-field communications (NFC), by tapping two compatible phones together.  NFC can also be used with the included reprogrammable LG Tag+ stickers to create special smartphone modes for the office, home or car by tapping the stickers with the Spectrum 2 by LG.  SmartShare also makes it possible to wirelessly view pictures and watch videos on a DLNA-enabled device.

The 4.7-inch True HD display will make the Spectrum 2 by LG stand out by enhancing the viewing experience when streaming movies, playing games and browsing the Web.  The HD display, paired with Corning® Gorilla® Glass, delivers vivid and accurate colors, crisp, sharp text and clear images.  Apps such as viewdini, make it easier than ever to find TV shows and movies that users can enjoy right on their Spectrum 2 by LG.  Football fans will also be able to take advantage of the screen combined with 4G LTE speeds to watch live games for an unrivaled viewing experience.

The Spectrum 2 by LG helps to capture precious moments with its 8-megapixel camera and then takes it a step farther with its Advanced Image Editor and Video Wiz features.  With these features, customers will have an editing studio in their hands to crop, rotate and add effects to photos and other multimedia documents that they can then share with friends over 4G LTE.  The 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera allows customers to video chat with friends and family to easily stay in touch from virtually anywhere.  Additional camera features include 1080p HD video recording, Intelligent Panorama Shot and Time Catch Shot to take photos before pressing the shutter button.

Accessorize and Protect

  • LG Premium Sleeve with Smart Display – provides protection and displays notifications on the screen to show the number of missed calls, text messages, emails and voicemails.  Customers can also customize the clock styles that are displayed when the Spectrum 2 by LG is inserted in the sleeve.  The Premium sleeve will be available in stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com for $24.99.

Additional Features:

  • Wireless charging capabilities thanks to the unique battery cover included in the box
  • 4.7-inch True HD Advanced High Performance (AH) In-Plane-Switching (IPS) display
  • Global Ready so customers can have voice and data service in more than 220 countries
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Krait 1.5 GHz dual-core processor
  • Mobile Hotspot to share a 4G LTE connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • 16 GB of internal storage (formatted capacity is less) with microSD memory card support of up to 32 GB
  • QuickMemo allows customers to capture screenshots and add their own personalized commentary or drawings with a finger
  • Bluetooth® Version 4.0

Pricing and Availability:

  • The Spectrum 2 by LG will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com starting Oct. 30 for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.   Customers receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.

For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andddlay Andrew Black

    LG has really stepped up their game. Seems like a better option than the RAZR M.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Eh, I don't really think so. Especially when you consider that the M will have Jelly Bean before the end of the year.

      • http://twitter.com/nklenchik Nick Klenchik

        Yeah keep telling yourself that

    • Astrofrigo

      If they were to step up, they'd throw in Android 4.1 at the very least. Garbage everywhere.

  • jammer

    It's funny how this is now a "midranger". Increase the RAM and turn back the clock 1 month and it's a flagship model like the SGS3.

    • fixxmyhead

      nope u need to go back like 3 months

  • Knlegend1

    Another laughable verizon device.

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