CES 2012 – LG Stand Tour
LG Stand Tour – Smartphones
Of course, it’s not all about hi-fi and AV – one of LG’s biggest stories is the Spectrum smartphone for Verizon. Odd, really, that the nigh-on identical Nitro (for AT&T) gets less attention, but hey-ho.
The big news with these dual-core 1.5GHz Android blowers is the screen, a 4.5in IPS LCD with a true 720p resolution and 329ppi pixel density – the first phones we’ve seen that trumps the iPhone 4 in that regard.
And it’s not just good on paper. We’ve never seen this combination of sharpness, vibrance and colour balance in a phone screen before.
It’s a pity the phones that hold it aren’t more special, though. Yes, Android 2.3 flies on them, but there’s nothing especially noteworthy about their looks or build. At least the Nitro has a ribbed back for a little extra pleasure.
As yet, no UK release has been mentioned, but the glint in the LG product manager’s eye suggests there’s a good chance we’ll see a Europe-friendly version come MWC in February.