LG Escape makes another photo appearance, takes a step down spec-wise
With the Optimus G “beast” confirmed and ready to go into action, we would think LG would throw every marketing effort behind its future flagship. And even though we’ve seen some movement in that department, a more modest future LG phone seems to be dominating the headlines, courtesy of back-to-back online leaks.
The Escape (aka LG P870) was seen in a blurry “press shot” less than a week ago, and now stars in a more high-def-ish pic. The new “leak” comes from the @evleaks Twitter account, a very solid source of credible rumors these past few months.
The upcoming mid-ranger doesn’t look very different from how it did a few days ago, although that stylized back seems a little more refined. The “AT&T” and “LG” logos are more visible this time around, although that’s clearly due to the image’s superior quality, while the “profile look” shows off a skinny, but not anorexic body.
As usual, evleaks’ tweet comes with a quick specs rundown of the pictured device. Unfortunately, this contradicts a bit DroidDog’s info from last week, making the Escape look like an even more modestly equipped phone.
It seems that this phone won’t be powered by a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 processor after all, but a dual-core CPU clocked at only 1.2 GHz. Evleaks doesn’t mention the chipset’s model, but we’re guessing it’ll still be one from Snapdragon’s S4 family (probably an S4 Lite).
Another detail that challenges the first rumor about the Escape regards the phone’s screen, which is now set to measure 4.3-inches in diagonal (up from 4 inches). This’ll be a qHD IPS unit, according to both leaks, so the 960 x 540 pixels resolution seems just about set in stone.
Other features mentioned by both rumors include dual 5 MP/1.3 MP cameras, NFC, LTE, and Android 4.0 ICS. Evleaks is claiming the Escape will come with a 2,150 mAh battery, which wouldn’t be half bad for a mid-ranger.
No details on pricing and availability have surfaced so far, but it shouldn’t be long until we hear something on those fronts, maybe even something official from LG and AT&T. The question that arises though is whether anyone’s interested in the LG Escape (aka “P870 Kun”)? Is there anyone? Anyone at all?