by Stefan Constantinescu, 8 months ago
AT&T has just announced the LG Escape, a device we’ve seen leaked numerous times over the past few days. At $49, it’s one of the cheapest 4G LTE smartphones out there, but is it worth…
Back in September, AT&T launched a midrange Android device with a rather impressive battery life, the LG Escape. Now a new FCC spotting suggests that a new version of the Escape might be heading to Verizon as well.
The FCC filing lists the device as the LG VS870, while the LG Escape is the P870. That said, the Escape looks to be more than just a simple rebranding of the same phone. The LG VS870 has already made an appearance at the Wireless Power Consortium, meaning that this device could get Qi wireless charging.
Outside of the limited information gleaned from its presence at the FCC and WPC, we can't say for sure if anything else is different with the P870, though. We do know it will support Verizon's CDMA and LTE networks.
If the phone does end up with the essentially the same specs as the LG Escape, we can expect a 4.3-inch 540 x 960 IPS display, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 5MP rear cam, a 1.3MP front-cam, NFC and a 2150mAh battery (which is pretty large considering the modest specs of the phone). While the Escape features Android ICS, hopefully the LG VS870 will take things up a notch and give us Jelly Bean out of the box.
What do you think, would you like to see a midrange Verizon variant of the Escape with similar long-lasting battery power and modest yet reasonably capable specs?