The LG Optimus LTE has been floating around the past few weeks and now the details are starting to pour in. Known originally as the LG LU6200 sources have confirmed they are calling it the Optimus LTE but most likely will receive a full name once it hits a few carriers. This dual-core device is a nice improvement for LG’s lineup and we cant wait to see more soon — details below.

The LG Optimus LTE aims to be their answer to the Galaxy S II from Samsung. LG has dialed up a nice phone featuring a 4.5″ H-IPS display said to be the best screen around and rocking a 1280 x 720p HD resolution. Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, a dual-core 1.5 Ghz Qualcomm processor, 8 MP HD camera on the rear with 2 MP front for video, 1GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage rounding it off as a nice top tier contender.

The Optimus LTE appeared again just this week giving us a decent view of the smartphone. While the back seems a bit weird the photo’s today paint it in a more natural light and it doesn’t look so goofy. With what seems to be a rigid soft coated back panel for easy grip, an aluminum bezel wrapping around the phone and a nice aluminum dedicated home button on the face I’m really digging this new direction by LG.

The LG Optimus LTE is rumored to hit Korea sometime this month so any day now, and we should be hearing details about a possible US launch shortly. I’d love to see this hit the streets here on Verizon or AT&T to rival the Galaxy S II but they’ll need to hurry. Who wants one?

[via PocketNow]