LG Optimus LTE II to Hit the U.S. This Summer
LG today provided more details about the Optimus LTE II in its home market of Korea. The Optimus LTE II runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and will ship with LG's new Optimus UI 3.0. It includes a 4.7-inch display with 1280 x 720 pixels and in-plane switching. It will ship with a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 2GB of RAM. The 8-megapixel camera, which has an LED flash, can be controlled with the user's voice, has a 5-shot burst mode, and can output 5.1 audio via the MHL interface. The Optimus LTE II has a 1.3-megapixel user-facing camera for video chats. Other features include Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC, wireless charging, and DLNA. The device will include 16GB of on-board storage and can support up to an additional 32GB via microSD. The device will first become available in Korea, but later rolled out to other countries where LTE networks are available, including the U.S., Canada, Japan, and parts of Europe. The LG Optimus LTE II is expected to land in the U.S. this summer, though no U.S. carriers have announced plans to carry it.
Verizon Debuts LG Optimus Zone 3 for Prepaid Plans
Verizon Wireless today revealed the LG Optimus Zone 3, an inexpensive Android handset for those who prefer prepaid services. This simple smartphone picks up where the 2014 Zone 2 left off.
Huawei Shows Off the Honor 9, But U.S. Support Limited
Huawei today provided an in-depth look at the Honor 9, the top handset for its Honor brand. The Honor 9 picks up where the Honor 8 left off last year thanks to its curved glass and aluminum frame.
Verizon Selling the LG K4 for $120
Verizon Wireless added the LG K4 to its smartphone roster today. The phone is available online for $120, or $5 per month on an installment plan.
Sony Debuts LTE Variant of Xperia E4
Sony today announced the Xperia E4g, an LTE-equipped version of the E4, which it revealed earlier this month. Like the E4, the E4g features a 5-inch qHD display, but the MediaTek engine has been swapped out for a quad-core 1.5GHz processor with 1GB of RAM.
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