Engadget has published a photo of the front and back of a device claimed to be an Android handset from LG capable of connecting to Verizon’s upcoming LTE network. LTE, or long term evolution, is a post-3G, GSM-derived data standard being adopted by three of the four major US carriers, and possibly even Sprint, to complement its WiMax network.
Besides what’s visible from the image, no other details about this model are known; we can see a large HD tag near the camera lens and what appear to be WiFi and possible DLNA logos near the LG badge. We can also make out a front-facing camera, microUSB port, and what appear to be volume buttons, but seemingly no dedicated camera button — which would be unfortunate if high definition video capture is indeed possible.
We’re guessing that this model will end up as part of the Optimus line, but that’s just speculation. So by looks alone, does Verizon have a winner waiting in the wings?