Verizon subscribers are soon to be blessed with a brand new affordable smartphone, if the latest murmurs are to be believed. New rumors suggest an LG G Vista is to be announced by Verizon this Thursday, July 31st. It should carry a $499 price tag as an off-contract device, or $99 under a 2-year contract. It is not meant to be the phone of your dreams, but carries a fair price tag and some features that will seem glorious to many.
The device does sport a massive 5.7-inch screen, which should offer a good viewing experience, even if resolution is set at 720p. The lack of Full HD resolution will be easier on that 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, though. Not to mention, it will be much less of a hog on that massive 3,200 mAh battery.
Other specs include 8 GB of internal storage, 1.5 GB of RAM, Android 4.4, micro SD card support, an 8 MP camera with laser auto-focus and 4G LTE antennas (of course). One surprising addition to see in the listed specs is the inclusion of the laser auto-focus. This feature has only been seen in the high-end LG G3 so far. Does this mean it will be a technology LG plans to proliferate?
As always, take all of this information with a healthy dose of sodium. We can’t give you our word on rumors and leaks. No details are for certain until an official announcement comes, no matter how credible they seem.
With that said, we would like to point out that this device is looking to be a great smartphone for those seeking to spend a little less on a new Verizon smartphone. It should be especially enticing for those who treasure battery life. A 3,200 mAh battery, 720p display and Snapdragon 400 processor should equate to many hours of juice.