Verizon has received a crop of 4G phones at the CES 2011, sufficient enough to handle an onslaught of phones from other carriers.
Samsung has launched its 4G version smartphone for Verizon but forgot to reveal its name. Other entrants are Motorola with its Droid Bionic, HTC with Thunderbolt and LG with Revolution.
All the Verizon 4G phones are Android 2.2 or Froyo-based. The top of the block seems to be Motorola Droid Bionic with a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, none of the other phones match this with Samsung's offering running on 1GHz Hummingbird juice and HTC's Thunderbolt and LG Revolution spinning on Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz chip.
However, HTC Thunderbolt flaunts 768 MB in RAM which compared to Bionic's 512 MB and Revolution's 512 MB RAM. Samsung's RAM specifications are not out yet.
Among the lot Bionic has the best screen resolution of 960x540, however, it does lack in camera specifications as if offers a single 8MP camera while others offer both rear and front facing camera's.
However, looking at the specs it seems the battle is between the Droid Bionic and HTC Thunderbolt.
Here is a list of tentative specifications that stack up the 4G releases by Motorola, HTC, Samsung and LG for Verizon:
Samsung Hummingbird 1GHz
Nvidia Tegra 2 Dual-core 1GHz
Qualcomm MSM 8655 1 GHz
8MP rear, 1.3 MP front
8 MP rear, 1.3 MP front
5 MP rear, 1.3 MP front