LG announced on Wednesday that it has sold more than 1 million Optimus LTE handsets. A version of the device landed in the United States as the Nitro HD on AT&T, although it’s unclear if that phone is figured into the count. “The combination of LTE connectivity with LG’s True HD IPS display has resonated with the public regarding the potential of LTE technology,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. LG said it sold 600,000 Optimus LTE units during the first three months the phone was available. The company also sold 8,500 units in Japan on the phone’s launch day. The Optimus LTE features a 4.5-inch 1280 x 720-pixel True HD IPS display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera. LG’s full press release follows after the break.
We just dropped by an LG event in New York City to check out AT&T’s third 4G LTE phone, the LG Nitro HD. The device packs a sharp 1280 x 720-pixel HD display, which is easily one of the Nitro’s biggest draws. The display offers a noticeable difference in color clarity compared to the Samsung Galaxy S II; we took a picture of a Ducati motorcycle with both phones and while the red paint job really popped on the Galaxy S II display, the LG Nitro’s display reproduced colors much more accurately. The Nitro HD is also equipped with an 8-megapixel camera that’s capable of recording HD video and we were impressed with the pictures it captured during a few minutes with the phone. We’ll reserve our final judgement on the camera until we compare it with other devices, however. Hit the break for more and don’t forget to check out our photo gallery below.
AT&T announced on Monday that it will offer the LG Nitro HD, a 4G LTE Android phone, on December 4th for $250. The Nitro HD is equipped with a 4.5-inch “True HD” IH-IPS display with a 1280 x 720-pixel resolution, an 8-megapixel camera capable of recording HD video, 4GB of on-board storage, a 16GB microSD card and a dual-core 1.5GHz processor. AT&T says the phone’s 500 nit display should allow for true-to-life color rendering and easy viewing even in direct sunlight. The LG Nitro HD will be available on December 4th online and in AT&T stores for $249.99 with a new two-year contract. The full press release follows after the break. More →