LG has raised the curtain on yet another new device, with the Korean company now going all Samsung on us and trying to fill every niche and every price point. The new LG Transpyre is actually a device we saw last month as the LG F60, a handset that falls firmly in the budget bracket and even comes with a spot of LTE connectivity.
The handset has been launched exclusively with Verizon in the US and costs $199.99 off contract or if you are a part of Big Red’s pre-paid plan, $99.99. The handset comes with a 4.5-inch screen, but forget about anything like HD quality as this is a 480 x 800 resolution panel with a pixel density of 207ppi. Elsewhere there is a modest 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, good for 64-bit processing, and coupled with an Adreno 306 GPU and 1GB of RAM. Other specs include just 4GB of internal memory, but at least that is offset by the inclusion of a micro SD card slot to expand the storage. Cameras are taken care of by a 5 megapixel rear lens and a simple VGA front facing shooter. There is a 2100mAh battery on board, but the good news is it’s swappable, while LG has also included compatibility with Verizon’s LTE network, arguably the Transpyre’s calling card. Running the show is Android 4.4.2 KitKat, but we would be interested to see whether this device ever sees Android 5.0 Lollipop. So, hardly anything special here, but the LG Transpyre does come with an interesting price and that LTE connectivity. It is available now through Verizon.
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