LG is improving its mid-range lineup in the US with the addition of the LG Splendor for US Cellular. The Splendor (US730) is actually a rebranded, slightly modified version of the international LG Optimus L7, which was first announced at MWC this year.
The news comes from the guys at SmartPhenom, who spotted a product page for the Splendor on LG’s site, along with a brochure for the device. It appears that someone at LG pulled the trigger too fast and published the product page before the phone’s official outing. Since news broke, LG took the product page offline, but for some reason, the specification brochure is still available for download, so we are able to provide you the entire specs sheet of the US Cellular-bound Splendor.
LG Splendor key specs and features:
- Technology: CDMA
- Processor: MSM8655 1GHz
- Network: DCN/PCS/AWS
- Frequencies: 800 MHz CDMA / 1.9 GHz CDMA PCS / AWS(1.7/2.1 GHz)
- Data Transmission: EVDO Rev 0, EVDO Rev A, 1xRTT
- Dimensions: 4.92″ (H) x 2.64″ (W) x 0.34″ (D)
- Weight: 4.23 oz.
- Display: Color TFT, 800 x 480 pixels, 4.3″
- Standard Battery: 1,700 mAh
- Talk Time: up to 9 hours1
- Standby Time: up to 10 days1
- Internal Memory: 2 GB
- microSD Memory Slot: supports up to 32 GB memory card
Studying the specs a bit, we can notice that the Splendor features a better processor than the Optimus L7, its international cousin, replacing the Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A chip, with a slightly improved single-core MSM8655 clocked at 1GHz. On the other hand, the ROM memory is slightly lower, at 2GB instead of 4GB.
In terms of appearance, the L7 and the Splendor look identical, save for the carrier logo on the back.
We don’t have any information about the LG Splendor’s release date or pricing, but we can assume that the official launch can’t be too far. Will you be interested?