It looks like LG plans to launch a new mid-range smartphone, the LG Escape, before releasing its flagship, the Optimus G, later this year. The new handset, originally known as LG P870 was first spotted last week in a blurry leaked pic last week, and now, details about its specs and carrier have surfaced.
The phone is set to arrive at AT&T and, despite the modest specs list, it will have 4G LTE connectivity, while running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
LG Escape, codenamed P870 Kun, will come with a 4.3-inch IPS LCD touchscreen with 960 x 540 qHD resolution the latest version of LG’s Optimus UI. Although previous rumors suggested it will have a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 processor, this device will only be powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core CPU, probably still from the S4 family.
The rest of the specs list includes a 5MP rear camera and a 1.2 front-facing one and 1GB of RAM. There’s also NFC wireless radio technology and a 2150 mAh battery, which sound more than reasonable.
Meanwhile, the design looks similar to other LG devices like Optimus 4X HD, having three capacitive buttons, unlike most Android 4.0 smartphones which use the onscreen ones. The LG and AT&T logos are clearly visible while the profile look reveals LG Escape to be a rather thin device.
There’s still no official information about pricing or the release date of the LG P870 Escape from AT&T, but will make sure to tell you all about it. Considering the fact that it’s not exactly a high-end smartphone, it will probably cost 99$ or less on a contract.