We reported a couple of days ago about AT&T’s announcement, in which they stated that the new LG Nitro HD smartphone would be released on their 4G LTE network from the 4th of December. This must have taken the wind out of LG’s sails slightly as they were yet to pull the covers off their latest device.
This has now changed according to Engadget, who reported on LG’s own official launch of the Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone. Releasing amongst a strong group of similar handsets from rival manufacturers may seem like a strange tactic, although there is no denying that Nitro HD has the specs to match the competition.
Looking over the new LG smartphone, we see a clean simple design with uncluttered edges, only broken up by the volume controls on one side. Up top you will find the headphone jack, power button and USB port. Other impressions are that it is certainly no heavyweight; formed of ribbed plastic the Nitro is vey light.
As we said performance comes from Android Gingerbread, with dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm APQ8060 processor powering the 4.5-inch, “true” HD 1280 x 720 IPS display. An 8MP camera captures images outback and conveys them to the 20GB storage space.
So as we can see, at $250 on a two-year contract, the LG Nitro HD has what it takes to match its peers, but is it good enough to really challenge the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy SII Skyrocket? Give us your thoughts.