Sprint is about to release its first 4G LTE smartphone as the LG Viper has been finally confirmed. The announcement was made on this Tuesday, revealing all the details needed in order to make a proper opinion about this new Android powered handset. The device is quite interesting, a strange thing to say, especially when it comes to LG due to its numerous budget friendly, low range phones launched lately. Anyway, more aspects about the Sprint LG Viper 4G (release date, price and specs list) are being presented during the following lines, so take a look.
We first heard about this smartphone in January, at CES 2012, when it was introduced as an Eco friendly smartphone (ULE Platinum certificate and it’s made of 50 percent recycled plastics). Since then there were only few info mentioned, LG being extremely quiet. But now, after Sprint’s initiative of expanding its LTE network to various cities like Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio, the Viper has found the perfect timing for its release.
As you can see in the image from above, the handset is looking really good, the design being smoothly done. The Viper 4G is featuring a large 4 inch WVGA display, which high performances even in the daily sunlight. Furthermore, the touchscreen is protected by Corning Glass, meaning that it is hard to be scratched. On the front, a VGA camera can be spotted, though we were expecting to see a more powerful one, but let’s say that you can perform decent video calls.
Furthermore, the Sprint LG Viper 4G specs are including a dual core 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM memory, a 5 MP camera on the back, 4 GB of internal storage memory, a 1700 mAh battery, of course support for Sprint’s LTE network and the Gingerbread OS. So, no Android 4.0 ICS here, though an OS update has been promised.
According to our sources, the LG Viper release date for Sprint should be on April 12th but only for pre orders. Later on the same month you will be able to get the phone straightly from retails, from Sprint, Best Buy and RadioShack. The Sprint Viper price tag is $ 99.99 (for pre orderings) with a new two year commitment.
That’s all for now, but stay close as we will update you with news as soon as something fresh is coming out. Also, feel free to share your thoughts about this new LG smartphone with us in the comments area from below.