A twitter post from EV Leaks has given us an official photo of a new Boost Mobile phone model, the LG Venice. Well, the name is new at least. The leaked phone model is actually the LG Optimus L7. This is a similar move to what U.S. Cellular and LG did, renaming the L7 as the Splendor.
What kind of hardware can you expect the LG Venice to feature if it does prove to be nothing more than the L7? For starters, it will have a 4.3-inch IPS display with a resolution of 480 x 800. As far as processing power though, the L7 just gets a 1GHz Snapdragon S1 CPU. Other specs include microSD expansion, 4GB internal storage, 5MP back cam, 3G and Ice Cream Sandwich.
As you can tell, the LG Venice is nothing to write home about, at least from a hardware perspective. A 1GHz single-core processor running Android 4.0 smartphone just sounds painful. However, the LG Splendor did swap out the S1 in favor of the slightly speedier MSM8655, which means it's possible the Boost Mobile version could receive a similar revision.
The Venice's strong point is it's premium-looking design, which makes it look like a much more expensive, high-end device. In all honesty, it's outer-design is probably the only thing the Venice (aka L7) has going for it. The hardware inside the LG Venice just goes to proves you should never judge a book by its cover.
I wonder how many uninformed consumers will purchase this thinking it is a high-end phone based on looks alone? What do you think of the LG Venice?