November 28, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka
AT&T will add to its stable of 4G LTE-capable phones when it releases the LG Nitro HD next week. Available for $249.99 on a two-year agreement beginning December 4, the Nitro HD will be the U.S. version of the Optimus LTE device previously launched in South Korea and other locations.
Aside from tapping into AT&T’s infant LTE network – 15 markets and climbing – the Nitro HD’s biggest draw will be the screen. LG added a 4.5-inch True HD AH-IPS display which is said to provide “stunning true high-definition” visuals. This is a technology exclusive to LG that is supposed to offer better color displays and viewing in direct sunlight. The 1280 x 720 resolution is also a major bump in the specs column.
Other specifications of the LG Nitro HD are what one would expect from a high-end Android device released today. It has an 8 megapixel camera, 1.3 front-facing camera, 4 GB on-device memory, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, and media sharing available through DLNA or Wi-Fi Direct. The Nitro launches with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with LG’s UI customizations, but considering that the previously released high-end devices from the company were promised Ice Cream Sandwich today, we have to assume that LG will also upgrade this phone to Android 4.0 next year.