LG debuted a new handset today, the LG Volt TV model, that runs Android 5.0.1 Lollipop and features physical back buttons. This model stands out through the support it offers for terrestrial digital TV services.
Also codenamed LG-H422TV, the device is derived from the LG Spirit unit, already available internationally. We’re dealing here with a quad core model, with a CPU clocked at 1.3 GHz and it also features a 4.7 inch display with IPS LCD panel and 720p resolution. There’s an 8 MP back camera on board, a front 1.3 MP shooter, Bluetooth 4.0 support and WiFi b/g/n too. Finally, specs include 8 GB of storage, 1 GB of RAM and a 2020 mAh battery.
Users can watch TV using terrestrial broadcast of the ISDB-T kind, a type of transmission that was pioneered in Japan and implemented with some tweaks in Latin America. After all, this phone is meant for the Brazilian market, where it’ll come in 3 color versions. The above mentioned TV standard uses H.264/MPEG-4 AVC compression and provides 30 FPS streams, even on handsets.