Tech & Science Verizon's first LTE-only handset is an LG flip phone

11:15  18 june  2017
11:15  18 june  2017 Source:   engadget.com

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LG . When Verizon finished rolling out its LTE network for calls, it became apparent that it also plans to drop its CDMA phone service altogether. Now, the carrier has begun offering its first LTE - only handset to subscribers

The LG Exalt LTE is important because – as far as we can tell – this is Verizon ’ s first LTE - only phone . When I say “ LTE - only ,” I’m talking about the fact that this phone only connects to Verizon ’ s LTE network, not their 3G CDMA network. If anything, it’s the company’ s first 4G LTE dumb phone .

  Verizon's first LTE-only handset is an LG flip phone © Provided by Engadget

When Verizon finished rolling out its LTE network for calls, it became apparent that it also plans to drop its CDMA phone service altogether. Now, the carrier has begun offering its first LTE-only handset to subscribers, and it's obviously an attempt to lure people who prefer basic feature phones over smartphones away from the legacy network. The LG Exalt LTE is a flip feature phone, and even though it looks much nicer and sturdier than its plasticky counterparts, it's still far removed from the advanced devices we're used to today.

Its specs underline that it's definitely not something for those expecting everything an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy S8 can offer. The Exalt has an unnamed 1.1 GHz Snapdragon processor, a 3-inch WQVGA screen, a 5-megapixel camera, text-to-speech function, up to six hours of battery life, 8GB of storage and support for microSD cards up to 32GB. For people who just want a phone that makes clear voice calls, though, it could be more than enough. Since its calls go through Verizon's LTE network, it takes advantage of the carrier's HD Voice feature that delivers high-resolution sound.

LG's Exalt LTE is available from Verizon's website right now for $7 a month for two years or $168 up front. If it successfully entices feature phone lovers into upgrading, then the carrier can finally dedicate its CDMA network to powering internet of things devices.

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