gGadget > Sprint® LTE Phone Alert: LG Viper 4G LTE
In a few months, Sprint users will be able to buy phones that run on the new Sprint LTE network. As of now, we know that Sprint plans to release two 4G LTE compatible phones, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and a brand new Sprint-exclusive phone, the LG Viper 4G LTE. The LG Viper will cost a little bit less than the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and will include a brighter screen and a few eco-friendly specs.
The LG Viper will come with a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, and a VGA front-facing camera. Additionally, this smartphone will boast a 4.0-inch screen and Nova display, which will allow the images on the phone’s screen to be brighter and more vibrantly colored than images on phones with AMOLED displays. Sprint plans to release the LG Viper with the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. Viper users will be able to upgrade to the Ice Cream Sandwich OS some time after the phone’s release, according to sources at Sprint.
The LG Viper’s 5 megapixel camera and dual-core processor mean that this phone won’t be in the same class as the top smartphones of 2012, which will all come with quad-core processors and 8 megapixel cameras. However, the LG Viper’s entry-level price, 4G LTE capabilities, and eco-friendly qualities will likely appeal to many Sprint users.
According to Sprint, 35% of the LG Viper body will be made of recycled materials. Additionally, the smartphone will come with a charger that consumes less power than ordinary smartphone chargers, adding to its overall green appeal. The eco-friendly aspects of the new LG Viper may be enough to convince smartphone users to opt for this phone, despite its relatively modest specs.