OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – June 29, 2015 – Two of last year’s hottest phones are returning with some exciting new updates. Available now from Boost Mobile, LG Tribute 2™ and LG Volt 2™ are the second generation of their respective LG family lines and include LG’s signature Rear-Key and slim and sleek design, coupled with new powerful performance and fun selfie features.
Both smartphones offer a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and access to enhanced LTE for high-speed Web surfing. Other key features available on both devices include:
Knock Code™ for a personalized knock sequence to wake and unlock your phone
QuickMemo®+ to write or draw on nearly any screen and schedule memos to appear at certain times using calendar inputs
Ability to adjust height to adapt to your typing style and patterns
Fun selfie features, including Gesture Shot, which lets you snap a picture by holding up a simple hand gesture, Gesture Interval Shot that takes a sequence of four selfies, and a Selfie Light to improve photo quality in low lighting
Wi-Fi® Connectivity – 802.11 b/g/n
LG Tribute 2
LG Tribute 2 offers a 4.5-inch IPS display with 854×480 resolution versus the first LG Tribute, which offered a 4.5-inch WVGA (Wide VGA) display with 800×480 resolution. This larger screen is an ideal size for viewing content in vibrant, genuine color. Improved battery performance1 with LG Tribute 2 comes from a 1,900mAh battery that offers up to 16 hours of talk time. 2 ©Boost Mobile 2015
“The customer response to LG Tribute and LG Volt was tremendous, and they were two of Boost Mobile’s hottest smartphones in 2014. We felt that with updates to the operating system, displays and cameras, the second generation would offer two great new options for customers looking to upgrade their smartphone experience.”
Angela Rittgers, vice president-Marketing, Boost Mobile
LG Volt 2
LG Volt 2 is upgraded to a 5-inch high-definition IPS display with 1,280×720 resolution, improving the 4.7-inch qHD (quarter high-definition) display with 960×540 resolution featured on the initial LG Volt. This upgrade offers Boost Mobile customers a more vibrant and genuine viewing experience. The front-facing camera has been upgraded to 5 megapixels from 1.3 megapixels, and the rear-facing camera captures photos in 8 megapixels.
LG Tribute 2 and LG Volt 2 are built on Android™ 5.1, Lollipop. The latest version of Android offers several important upgrades over the Android 4.4, KitKat, operating system available on predecessor smartphones:
Battery saver mode detects when the battery is low and adjusts device usage to extend battery life.
Notifications are prioritized and can be viewed, opened and responded to from the lock screen, making it quicker and easier to respond.
The newest version of Lollipop also makes it easier to connect to Wi-Fi networks and paired Bluetooth devices with the ability manage connections through the Quick Settings menu.
For the security-conscious, Android 5.1 security enhancements prevent a would-be thief from factory resetting the smartphone without the Google profile password used to provision the device.