LG G Vista leaked as a 5.7-inch affordable Verizon smartphone

July 10, 2014
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LG is trying to get its hands anywhere it can, lately – it’s the G revolution. With the G3 now in its way across the world, the G3 Beat announced and the G3S rumored, what other markets can the growing Korean manufacturer target?

We know the LG G3 is now available for pre-order from Verizon, with a release date set for July 17, but not everyone wants that superphone. Those looking to get a more affordable handset from Big Red may soon have a brand new option.

In essence, this is a phone for those who don't need much power from their smartphones, yet like abnormally large displays.

The first image of a rumored LG G Vista comes to us via @evleaks, along with some juicy information. In essence, this is a phone for those who don’t need much power from their smartphones, yet like abnormally large displays.

Code-named the LG VS880 and featuring a 5.7-inch 720p display, this device will probably not disappoint the casual users among us. It is said to come with Android 4.2, a Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, 8MP/1.3MP cameras and a 3200 mAh battery.

While not amazingly slim and light, the mid-end smartphone is thin enough with a 9.1mm-thick body and 158 grams of weight. Needless to say it looks just like a larger LG G3, with lower specs and what seems like a slightly inferior construction.

Paired with the right price, this device should be great for some Verizon users. Sadly, we still have no details on pricing and availability. Do remember this is a rumor, so we wouldn’t hold our breath on it, either. A good reputation preceeds him, but @evleaks is also not perfect.

Comments

  • thartist

    4.2??? Impossible. S400?? Wtf… Why did Qualcomm abandon the 600? Even if last gen, the 400 is too technically, so the 600 could count as a great midranger and much more suitable for this device.
    I wish there was something between this and the G3 in specs, it would be a great choice without that stupid battery munching 2k screen.

    • Marc Perrusquia

      They abandons it because the industry doesn’t want midrangers to get anywhere near that performance for another year, there’s a hierarchy of device power, regardless the 400 is still a pretty decent soc.

    • IrishFromMA…

      If its anywhere in line with the pricing Google used with their Nexus devices a large chunk of smartphone users will buy them. Just to walk around with a large device. There are people out there who don’t know Snapdragon from a Quality-Block. (small piece of lead or metal electronics manufacturers would place in a device that felt cheap and too light to make it seem like it was really a Quality device) This is a country where people will layer fake gold on their effing teeth to try to show they “got it going on, look at my grill!”

  • Jonathan TAM

    When will the snapdragon 400 craze finish. Nearly every midrange phone from a branded company has a 400 in it.

  • Anonymous

    This doesn’t really fit with their plans on making the G-series their flagship lineup

  • MasterMuffin

    Vista? Bound to fail :P But seriously, Android 4.2 ಠ_ಠ

  • Dr.K.Baranidharan

    Thank YOu