Few days ago, the images of what appears to be Optimus LTE HD for AT&T also known as the LG Nitro HD were posted online by some tech website. The Optimus LTE is expected to become a market leader because this LG’s handset is the first smartphone with a true HD screen. The screen of the LG Nitro HD uses RGB layout and no the Pentile Matrix layout, which is used in the Galaxy Nexus. The RGB layout is much advanced than the Pentile layout as it adds around 30 percent more subpixels to the screen. The Nitro HD runs Gingerbread and not Ice Cream Sandwich, which can prove to be a major weakness of this new handset. Powered by a 1.5GHz dual core processor, the Nitro HD features 1GB of RAM and 4GB of ROM. It has an 8MP camera on the back and Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity as well.
LG recently released its Optimus LTE on Bell Canada, fueling speculation that the South Korean electronics giant would soon released the 720p LG Nitro HD handset on AT&T network across the US. The phone, which was previously known as P930, features a powerful 1.5GHz dual-core processor and an eight-megapixel camera in the rear. This high-end handset will support for 4G LTE network of AT&T. It is learnt that the Nitro will also support LG’s 4G HSDPA network.
With 1GB of RAM and 4GB of ROM, the Nitro HD is expected to emerge as a strong competitor for Galaxy Nexus. This phone features Bluetooth 3.0 and has an 1830mAh battery. The resolution of the screen of this HD phone is 1280 x 720 screen and its sub pixel configuration is improved than the Pentile Matrix used by Samsung. The Nitro HD will run Android Gingerbread.
What’s been refreshed?
Good news for AT&T subscribers because it seems that South Korean firm LG has decided to release its high-end HD handset LG Nitro HD across the US soon. Earlier, LG had announced that it would release the device only in South Korea but the company recently released this handset on Bell Canada and it is expected that AT&T would soon get this device because Bell and AT&T share the same bandwidth.
This powerful device is set to affect the business of Samsung’s Galaxy S2. Powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, the Nitro HD features 1GB of RAM. The internal memory of this HD handset is 4GB and it can be expanded using microSD card. The handset boasts of a huge 4.5” 720p inch HD screen with 1280×720 resolution and an 8MP camera. The LG Nitro HD will run Android’s Gingerbread 2.3.
The LG Nitro HD supports 2G, 3G and 4G network. The dimensions of this handset are 132.9 x 67.9 x 10.4 mm. The weight of this candybar form factor handset is 135 grams.
Featuring a 4.3 inch HD IPS capacitive touchscreen with 720 X 1280 pixels, this handset is set to emerge as a major market player. The Nitro HD runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and is powered by a 1.5GHz Dual-Core processor manufactured by Qualcomm. The internal storage capacity of the Nitro HD is 4GB but it can be expanded up to 32 GB using microSD card. The rear camera of the Nitro HD is of 8 megapixels with LED Flash
and auto Focus. The front-facing camera can be used for video calling. The rear camera records excellent quality video. This phone features Bluetooth & Wi-Fi connectivity. It has one normal and one mini USB port. The Nitro HD also features a stereo radio with RDS. It derives energy from a Li-Ion 1830mAh Standard Battery. This phone will be released only in black color.
The 4G LTE 720p LG Nitro HD features a 4.5″ screen with 1280 x 720p HD display. The Nitro HD is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor. It features 1GB of RAM and has 4GB of internal memory. The memory can be expanded to 32 GB using microSD card. An 1830 mAh battery runs this smartphone which uses Android Gingerbread OS.
What’s not so good?
The only drawback of LG Nitro HD at this point of time seems to be its Android’s Gingerbread 2.3 OS. It is still unclear whether LG would upgrade this smartphone to Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 in the future or not.
Price and availability
Not much information is available about the release date of the LG Nitro HD handset. Neither LG nor AT&T has made any official announcement over the release date and the price of this HD phone.
Going by the technical specifications we can safely say that the LG Nitro HD is here to stay and it would give tough competition to Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The phone would definitely attract more customers if LG decides to upgrade it to Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.