Although it is not the prettiest leaked photo, the LG Spectrum has finally made an appearance. More specifically, you can clearly tell that it will not be packing Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box and will be a Verizon 4G LTE phone instead. In addition, it will be similar to the Nitro HD. Actually, they are more like twins, just on two different networks (Nitro HD is on AT&T). Pocket now reports that the LG Spectrum will be packing a killer 1.5GHz dual-core processor as well as a high-definition display running at 720p and an 8MP rear camera.

What looks to be just a Verizon branded Nitro HD might also just be LG’s way of trying to scrap up some more customers before the quad cores and Ice Cream Sandwiches of 2012. However, if you need to buy a phone right this minute (we’re actually not sure of a release date) and you just so happen to be a Verizon customer, the Spectrum isn’t looking that bad. But of course, it does not stand up to the Motorola Droid RAZR or upcoming Samsung Galaxy Nexus. If you do happen to pick up this device, you can look forward to getting Ice Cream Sandwich sometime next year unless LG and Google spark a spontaneous debate.

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Matthew Sabatini

Matt has been an Android fanatic since the original Motorola Droid. In addition to designing web pages, running his own company, and going to school, he finds time to write for Android Authority. Matt still owns that good old Droid 1 and a Xoom Family Edition.