[Rumor] VZW LG Optimus LTE2 Caught in the Wild; Specs and Launch Date Leaked: July 13

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    Yesterday we shared a story about a super high-end LG phone that could be coming toward the end of this year, but it looks like LG also has a more current flagship phone about to launch on Verizon. Today we have some leaked info and an "in the wild" picture of a phone called the LG VS930, which is likely the LG Optimus LTE II for Verizon. As you can see from the pic, there is clearly a Verizon logo on the device. We also have some leaked specs and a potential release date. Here's the spec breakdown (and the service manual .pdf file linked here):
    • Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
    • 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 SoC
    • 4.7-inch "True HD IPS" display (1280 x 720 pixels)
    • 16GB of built-in storage
    • Global radio support (GSM/UMTS/CDMA/LTE)
    • NFC (it comes with programmable tags)
    • 1GB of RAM
    • 8-megapixel autofocus camera.
    According to the source of the leaked data, the phone may actually be coming as early as July 13th, which is this Friday (just in case you don't pay much attention to calendars). Could LG be making a comeback/resurgence? In the past they kind of had a reputation as the low-end smartphone maker, but it appears they may be trying to shatter that image. What do you guys think?

    Source: Engadget
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    it looks they may be trying.. specs wise are on par with most other phones now
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    Yep.. this is as good as the razr HD/vanquish... I don't know about the hardware...:D

    Edit: from what's been rumored about it anyway... hint hint moto :banghead:

    DROID RAZR MAXXIMIZED!!!! PREPARE TO BE VANQUISHED!!!
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    What? Are those buttons at the bottom?
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    What is up with the menu key being physical? That just makes it awkward.
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    That seriously makes things awkward.
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    I'm liking LG..............A LOT
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    I don't think the menu key is physical. I think it's the way the Engadget watermark is mixing with the picture warps the look of the buttons. I don't think any of the buttons on the bottom are physical. I could be wrong... :)

    Edit: I just realized you guys probably mean that the buttons are actual buttons instead of using the ICS buttons. Ignore my post above, I understand that some folks don't like having a separate button. i am on the fence on that subject.
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    Moving forward I want to use Google's envision. Death to physical buttons and that's my main complaint with the SGS 3 because I can get around touch Wiz.
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    Why all the physical button hate? If you are going to have a bezel, to hold them 4 radios, might as well be used for something...

    Also, every time a new phone comes out with buttons, we got haters on the forum. My OG had physical buttons, and I will always cherish the fact that when someone saw my phone, there was no guessing about what kind of phone it was...iPhone...no silly, Android, check the buttons! Those buttons say Android, loud and clear.
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    Because its in the software now. I understand what you are saying but people have to get over nostalgia. Just like in gaming 007 is terrible now.
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    But no one wants the same thing. We don't want all Android phones to be the same. We want choice. Person A may like physical buttons, person B may not. It's all about Diversity of Android, which I say is good.

    Perhaps newer phones can have different touch sensitive buttons that light up when the active, and stay hidden when not. I don't think I've seen that yet.
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    It's not that I don't like having separate buttons. I actually kind of like it that way. It just looks weird is all. The buttons are fairly stock ICS look, and they're fairly close together. Then you have the menu key which is spaced fairly far apart from the other ones. Making it look like it was "tacked on".

    IMO, if you're going to have non on screen buttons ditch the multitask key and replace it with a search button. Or, in LG case ditch the menu button, and add a search button. I think a lot of android users want that search button back.
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    Yes thats the beauty of android diversity. I want on screen navigation buttons for here on out. On this particular device though it looks terrible. The search button looks ridiculous. :blink:
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    LG VS930 for Verizon - Engadget Galleries

    The buttons are spaced out equally, it's just that the menu button is smaller and thinner.
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    My two concerns: how will the Dev community take to it, and will LG be timely with updates? Those are the main two issues that have been killing them thus far. I do like that it has a more traditional shape which bodes well for an aftermarket keyboard. Didn't see any specs on battery life.
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    I've had a Droid 1, a Droid 3 and just got a Droid 4 yesterday. I can probably just about count the number of times I have used the search button to search on one hand. I have never seen a good use for it as a "search" button. The most use that it got was on my Droid 3 because it went swimming and the power button stopped working and I was able to find an app that would let me long press the search button to turn the screen off.
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