Remember LG’s Chocolate revolution? The Korean manufacturer’s original VX8500, known affectionately as the Chocolate, brought a level of sophistication and refinement to mid-level slider phones. It was, as we’re sure you’re all aware, a massive hit for LG. What’s next? The Chocolate 2, of course! Officially released on Verizon on July 9th, the VX8550 promises to be a step above the original phone, featuring a bevy of new and improved features. The hottest feature? A metal scroll wheel that replaces the original model’s touch sensitive d-pad. Uber-hot. PhoneArena.com managed to get their hands on a pre-release model and seem to be pretty damn impressed. Hit the jump for the full rundown.