LG Optimus LTE II / Spectrum 2

Optimus LTE II with NFC chip

LG LTE 2 NFC enabled smartphone

High-end NFC enabled smartphone, LG’s flagship (in May ’12) with big RAM, big battery and android 4.

Update nov.’12; Almost 6 months after the launch in Korea, this phone is launched at Verizon in the US. Now it’s the LG Spectrum 2.
Nice specs for a nice price at Verizon and capable of all nfc tricks.
– NFC tag reading/writing with the included reprogrammable LG Tag+ stickers to create special smartphone modes for the office, home or car.
– p2p sharing with nfc Beam app.
“ISIS ready” phone, supports the ISIS mobile wallet when it comes where you live in the USA.

  • Best Buy Co, Inc.

“The Optimus LTE II’s 2GB DDR RAM, offering an optimal environment for multitasking and running large applications, blurs the line even more between smartphones and portable computers such as laptops and netbooks. The device’s 4.7-inch True HD IPS display is a bright 550 nits with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The Dual-Core Qual-comm one-chip solution incorporates both the LTE modem and Application Processor (AP) for advanced power efficiency.”

The camera in the Optimus LTE II comes with a new feature that allows users to select the best shot among multiple images take just before the shutter button is depressed. And the Voice Shutter feature allows users to take photos using only their voice.

Some features of the new User Interface (UI); “face recognition unlocking, widget size control and easy-to-organize folder management. Furthermore, Optimus LTE II comes with the Quick MemoTM fea-ture which first debuted on the Optimus Vu: that allows for quick note-taking from any screen without opening a separate application.”

Optional magnetic induction wireless charging system. The smartphone can be recharged by placing the device on the wireless battery charging pad.

Android 4, very nice, LG is not known for quick updates 😉 .

Now, may 18 2012, nothing like hands-on or reviews on the internet yet. So, just some specs and press-release info. How about the new UI ? Was never a pro of LG devices.

The LG Optimus LTE II is available through all three Korean carriers.
Availability in other markets will be announced later. The Optimus LTE II is expected to land in the U.S. later this summer. Update; The Spectrum 2 landed in November at Verizon. See plans at Verizon


• Chipset: 1.5GHz Dual-Core snapdragon (Qualcomm MSM8960)

• Display: 4.7-inch True HD IPS Display (1280 x 720)

• Memory: 2GB DDR RAM, 16GB Internal Storage

• Micro SD support (up to 32GB)

• Camera: 8MP rear-facing, 1.3MP front-facing

• OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

• Battery: 2,150 mAh SiO+

• Wireless Charging Support Available

• Others: WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 LE, MHL, NFC,
source; lgnewsroom.co.kr

Full specifications


8 Megapixel Rear–Facing Camera and Camcorder with LED Flash
1.3 Megapixel Front–Facing Camera and Camcorder
Time Catch Shot – images are pre–saved during preview mode before shutter is pressed
Say Cheese Shot – use your voice to take a picture
Shot Mode – choose from Normal, HDR, Panorama, and Continuous shot
Advanced Image Editor – rename, crop, rotate, add effects, adjust contrast and color tones, and more


Full HD Video Recording – record video in 1080p HD for sharing or playing on a larger display
Video Player with Touch Lock, Dolby® Mobile, and Resume Play Function
Video formats: DivX®, WMV, MP4, 3GP, and 3G2 Formats
Video Wiz – make and edit your own movies


Music Player with Dolby Mobile
Supports MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, and WAV Formats
Create and Manage Playlists
Headset: 3.5mm Audio Jack

Bluetooth 4.0

Profiles Supported: HSP, HFP, SPP, A2DP (Stereo), OPP for vCard, FTP, GAVDP, AVDTP, AVCTP, HID, and MAP


Preloaded Apps: Gmailâ„¢, Google+â„¢, Latitudeâ„¢, Local Mapsâ„¢, Messenger, Navigation, Play Books, Play Movies, Play Music, Play Store, Search (includes VoiceSearchâ„¢), Talkâ„¢, Voice Dialer, Voice Recorder, YouTubeâ„¢
Preloaded Verizon Apps: Apps, Color, Viewdini, NFL Mobile, Guided Tours, My Verizon Mobile, Verizon Tones, Verizon Video, VZ Navigator, Visual Voicemail
Amazon Apps Suite: Kindle, Shop, Music, IMBd, Audible, Zappos
Preloaded Games: Let’s Golf 3 and Real Racing 2
Mobile Hotspot – share a 4G data connection with up to 10 other devices (or 3G with up to 5 devices)


Android 4.0 Platform (Ice Cream Sandwich) – new user interface and typeface, personal menu organization, additional security features, home screen clean view, and much more
Home Screen Folders and Icons – customize icons using images from four pre–installed themes or your Gallery; drag and drop icons on each other to create folders
Lock Screen – customize lock screen icons, view notifications without unlocking the phone, use Face Unlock, and more
Improved Notifications – dismiss notifications one at a time (clear only the notifications you’ve completed)
Web Browser – change from mobile to desktop content, save sites for offline reading, find on page, and more
QuickMemo™ – create memos by taking screen captures and adding drawings or messages
Android Beam – share contacts, web pages, videos, directions, and apps via Near Field Communication
LG Tag+ – quickly apply custom phone settings by touching it to an NFC tag
Recent Apps – dedicated key for access to recently used applications
Gesture Features – access common phone functions with simple gestures
Connect to Social Networks – Google+, Facebook®, Twitter®, and more
Text, Picture, Video, Group, and Location Messaging
Task Manager – view and manage running apps
One–Touch Speakerphone and Speaker–Independent Voice Commands
SmartShare – share media wirelessly to DLNA®–enabled devices
Media Sync (MTP) – transfer files or synchronize with Windows® Media Player
USB Tethering – share your phone’s mobile data connection via USB
Wi–Fi Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n/a, Dual–Band
Languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, French, German, or Italian
TTY Support
Hearing Aid Compatibility: M3/T3


5.31″ (H) x 2.69″ (W) x 0.36″ (D)

Technology: CDMA, LTE, GSM, UMTS
Frequencies: 1.9 GHz CDMA PCS, 800 MHz CDMA, 700 MHz LTE, 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM, 900/1900/2100 MHz UMTS
Data Transmission: LTE, EVDO Rev. A, EVDO Rev. 0, 1xRTT, GSM, EDGE, GPRS Class 10, UMTS (W–CDMA), HSDPA

Operating System
Android 4.0 Platform (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Memory / Processor
Processor: Snapdragon S4 Krait 1.5 GHz Dual–Core & 1GB RAM
Memory:16GB internal memory (actual formatted capacity is less)
Phonebook capacity dependent upon available memory

4.7″ (True HD AH–IPS) , 16.7M Color TFT, 1280 x 720 Pixels, protected by Corning® Gorilla® Glass
Featuring a slim profile, sleek bezel, contrasting textures and a comfortable grip

Virtual QWERTY Keyboard

Standard Li–Ion Battery – 2150 mAh
Wireless Charging Battery Cover included
Usage Time: up to 624 minutes OR
Standby Time: up to 472.8 hours

Source; Verizonwireless.com

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