The successor to the Verizon LG Spectrum has been believed to be in the works for quite some time now, and a new leak pretty much gives away the surprise. The original LG Spectrum on Verizon is a carrier specific version of the LG Optimus LTE, so instead of naming the successor the Optimus LTE II, this new device will be called the LG Spectrum 2, which makes a whole lot of sense to us. A leaked render of the LG Spectrum 2 a.k.a VS930 was accessed by Techno Buffalo and has created quite a stir already. The alleged specs mentioned by the source are true to the high end nature of this new LG device.
Diving right into the specs of the smartphone, the LG Spectrum 2 is believed to feature a dual core Snapdragon S4 chip inside clocked at 1.5 GHz, along with 1GB of RAM. Users can expect to see LG’s IPS goodness with the 4.7-inch HD display similar to the one on the Optimus 4X HD. There’s your standard 8MP camera sensor on board as well, coupled with a decent front facing camera. Running Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.4) on top of LG’s custom user interface, the Spectrum 2 seems like the American rebranded version of the Optimus 4X HD with the LTE chip and minus the quad core SoC. Moreover, it is believed to sport UMTS and global GSM for those willing to travel overseas.
The handset displayed in the render has all the markings of a typical LG smartphone, but one thing that stands out are the capacitive soft keys at the bottom of the display. This is exactly the same as we saw with Verizon’s upcoming Samsung Jasper. So it seems more like a Verizon thing to have the keys placed in that fashion. The three standard Android 4.0 keys along with a fourth key which is believed to show the running apps on the device, is certainly a decent addition to Verizon’s new droids.