Jan. 19, 2012 at 5:11 PM ET
LG steps up its 4G LTE game with its Spectrum smartphone, now available through Verizon Wireless.
We gave you a sneak peek of it at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas a few weeks ago.
The phone boasts a ginormous 4.5-inch HD screen, a Qualcomm 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and though powered by Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread now, it will be upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
It will cost $200 with a new two-year customer agreement.
The Spectrum also has these features:
And this is probably something you won't see — or hear — every day: it can stream up to 7.1 channels of surround sound through home entertainment systems in that it supports Dolby Digital Plus.
LG's other 4G phones include the Revolution (also on Verizon), the G2x (T-Mobile) and Thrill (AT&T).
When you buy this phone, you'll also have to pay for a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan, which starts at $40 a month, and a smartphone data package starting at $30 a month for 2 GB of data.
Verizon's 4G network covers more than 200 million people in 195 markets.