Announced back at CES, the LG Revolution, a high-end, LTE-equipped, Android-powered smartphone, will be the first phone to support voice calls over Verizon’s new 4G network. Other 4G phones use the LTE network solely for high-speed data and route all of their voice calls over the legacy 3G CDMA network. Due to be released this summer, the Revolution will not get this functionality until early 2012 when Verizon’s network is rolled out to more markets. When not in a 4G area, the phone will fall back to the 3G network so users will not be left out in the cold, unable to make calls. This method of handling voice calls is all new, utilizing VOIP technologies, much like the backbone that Skype runs on.
Other features of the phone are pretty par for the course for a high-end Android phone these days: 4.3″ WVGA screen, 5MP camera, front-facing camera and the usual WiFi and GPS radios. An interesting feature of the Revolution will be its built-in ability to charge with a wireless pad because it has the Qi wireless power standard.
Check out the video below of the Revolution in action and let us know what you think in the comments!
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