LG makes some great phones, and the South Korean technology major which was completely silent at the Berlin expo broke its quietness at IFA 2012. Apart from a couple of TVs, LG announced Optimus L9, which of course isn’t something I expected.
I was anticipating LG to launch second-generation Optimus Vu, the mysterious Eclipse or the Optimus G “beast”, however, all we got was a Optimus L9. LG Optimus L9 is a decent good looking phone, and has specs which include 4.7 inch IPS display, 1 gig of RAM and 4 gig of onboard storage to play with. The whole show is run by a dual-core 1GHz processor and 2,150mAh battery. Those specs are not snappy, but just okay.
Yesterday, information about Verizon-bound LG Intuition was leaked. The Intuition is the new name for LG’s Optimus Vu “phablet”, which isn’t that special as basically it’s just a tweaked version of the original Optimus Vu that LG has been selling in the US market for quite some time now.
Now that LG has two not-so-interesting devices, the company does have something up in its pipeline which may be worth having a look. It’s the LG Escape. The LG P870 or the Escape, is an LTE device that is bound towards AT&T. Folks at DroidDog got their hands on picture of the device, which they would like to call as “press shots”. We’re not sure how trustworthy the snap is, however, it does look legitimate. Currently, the phone isn’t announced by either AT&T or LG.
The phone will feature somewhat more conservative specs than the current LG flagship that is available for AT&T’s 4G LTE network in the form of the LG Nitro. The specs include a 4 inch display with a slightly lower qHD 960 X 540 resolution than the Nitro, Android 4.0, Qualcomm MSM8960 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, NFC, 1GB of RAM, and a 5 megapixel rear camera. The LG Escape is a mid-range Android smartphone that will debut with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The specs won’t help the Escape shine, however, this device should fit nicely into the existing line up of AT&T’s mid-range LTE devices.
Going by the looks, it’s not as slim as the Optimus L9, though it definitely looks like a classy device. There’s a subtle texture on its back, and has three standard physical buttons. The bezel is thin enough, and edges are rounded. Overall, the design is just attractive.
We predict the Escape to hit AT&T by end of September. Price tag is something that we have no clue of yet, so let’s not jump to conclusions, though the device will be a hit if priced aggressively. What are your thoughts on LG Escape? How much would you pay for it given the decent specs it has. Do make use of the comment section below.
We’ll keep an eye out for more details as they arrive. Happy updating!