LG, the South Korea-headquartered global consumer electronics major, has launched its Nitro HD to support AT&T’s 4G LTE network service launched a few weeks ago in some 15 US cities. Of course, the service will gradually expand to more cities.
The LG Nitro is an Android 2.3.5 OS based smartphone and although there are a couple of other brands that support AT&T’s 4G capabilities, such as the HTC Vivid and Samsung Galaxy Skyrocket, this is the first one that offers true HD display.
It is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz Scorpion processor and boasts a 4.5” True HD AHIPS capacitive display that delivers up to 1280×720 pixels of resolution. The display is designed to give you superior colours and clear views even in bright sunlight.
These days, a camera with a sensor of 5 or more megapixels is almost a given in a smartphone. The LG Nitro has an 8 megapixel HD camera at the rear and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video chat. The camera comes with LED flash, 4x zoom, smile detection, autofocus and geo-tagging.
The phone has a built-in accelerometer, compass, gyro and proximity sensors. The LG Nitro has 4GB of built-in memory and a microSD memory card slot. From a connectivity angle, it supports both DLNA and Wi-Fi.
The Nitro is a pretty compact device, measuring only 5.27”in length, 2.67” in width and 0.41” in thickness. It is priced at $250, as part of a two-year bundled offer from AT&T.