Back in September AT&T launched the LG Escape – a low-cost, mid-range Android smartphone with a solid battery. Now it looks like a very similar device, with model number LG VS870, might be heading to Verizon Wireless in not so distant future. And how do we know all this? Because the model number carry quite a lot of information. The VS initials as well as bands and connectivity features hint at Verizon as a carrier, and the numbers suggest that it will be closely related to the AT&T’s Escape, which is the P870.
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The phone was spotted at FCC and Wireless Power Consortium, co we can assume that it could get Qi wireless charging. We also know that it will offer support for Verizon’s CDMA and LTE networks. The rest is just pure speculation. If our guess is correct and the LG VS870 is a successor to the Escape, it should offer at least the same specs, ideally with some improvements.
The LG Escape comes equipped with a 4.3-inch 540 x 960 IPS display, a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 5 megapixel rear camera, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing shooter, NFC and a 2150 mAh battery. Hopefully, the LG VS870 will ship with the latest Android Jelly Bean out of the box, which would be awfully nice, since the original LG Escape runs currently Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
So, Big Red customers, what do you think about a mid-range Verizon variant of the Escape with long battery life and modest yet reasonably capable specs?