AT&T has added another LG in it’s droid lineup, the LG Escape 4G. The mid ranger boasts one of the modest chipsetthe Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon consisting of a GHz dual core processor ticking along with GB of memory on board. The phone flaunts a 4.3” qHD true-color IPS display upfront with qHD resolution rocking the shades while all of this eye candy sits under some heavy protection named as Corning Gorilla Glass for the display panel.
On the multimedia part, the LG Escape 4G hosts a 5 megapixel snapper on the back while there’s a 1.3 megapixel unit on the front of the phone to take care of all your video conferencing needs. The phone like any other mid ranger droid, has all boxes ticked under the connectivity segment including NFC and Bluetooth 4.00 support and the unit on a whole will be powered by a juicy 2150mAh battery and will be shipped with Android 4.0 out of the box.
As far as the software part is considered, the phone will be running the highly skinned LG UI with a lot of AT&T customisations on top including the Browser Bar extension for accessing social media pages and some noticeable camera tweaks. LG phones are known for their rigid build quality as well as trustworthy performance and good battery life courtesy their highly power efficient display units.
$50 for a mid range droid, a steal or just another deal? Availibility is dated by September 16th.
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Here is the official press release for you :
Starting Sept. 16, AT&T* will expand its 4G LTE product portfolio by offering an unparalleled combination of premium performance and value. The LG Escape™ is perfect for consumers on a budget looking to transition into a powerful smartphone and pairs well with AT&T’s recently announced shared data plans creating a great combination of low- cost hardware and service for data-minded families. The LG Escape is a 4G LTE Android smartphone with high-performance connectivity, processing and camera features with a vibrant qHD display. It will be available in AT&T company-owned retail stores and online for $49.99 with a two-year agreement**.
The LG Escape features the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) platform and 4 GB onboard memory with the option to add up to 32 GB with a microSD card. A 1.2 GHz dual-core processor delivers seamless multitasking agility. The crisp 4.3-inch qHD IPS display gives users enhanced image clarity with true-to-life color rendering. Near-Field Communication enabled and equipped with the QuickMemoTMfeature lets users instantly capture a screen image, add notes or decorate using just a finger, then share with friends. The LG Escape has full HD video recording capabilities, and users can even create customized videos by adding themes, music and text to videos or a series of photos with the Video Wiz editing application, played back in crisp cinematic Dolby® Mobile surround sound. To see more of the Escape’s features in action, check out this video.
Because timing is everything when taking photos on the go, the LG Escape 5-megapixel auto-focus camera offers features to help users tap into their inner photographer. With the Continuous Shot feature, users can capture multiple images in a row to create that perfect panoramic photo or choose the best photo from an impromptu photo shoot to share with all their friends. Time Catch Shot eliminates shutter lag by taking several pictures before the shutter button is pushed to make sure users get the right shot every time.
LG Escape also features the Skyfire Horizon, a newly created browser toolbar extension that allows users to access their favorite social media pages while surfing the internet. Available on the LG Escape and future AT&T Android smartphones, it provides customers with quick and easy access to popular consumer utilities like Facebook, Twitter, Share URL, and more.
AT&T customers have access to the nation’s largest 4G network***, covering 275 million people. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. That means AT&T customers are able to enjoy a widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G experience on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. With other carriers, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you may be on a much slower 3G network.
“This is an impressive smartphone for $49.99,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility. “Running Android 4.0 and packing a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, a qHD true-color IPS screen and cool features like our new browser bar, customers looking for incredible value will quickly select the Escape.”
“LG Escape allows users to capture and share whatever life sends their way with its powerful dual-core processor, true-to-life screen and smart camera features,” said James Fishler, senior vice president of marketing and go-to-market operations, LG Electronics USA. “And on AT&T’s expansive network consumers can get the best possible experience with Escape by using its LTE capabilities to the fullest.”
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- An advanced 5 MP camera with time catch shot, “cheese shutter,” and different shot modes including Normal, HDR, Continuous and Panorama
- Android™ 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
- AT&T’s 4G LTE Network
- The innovative and convenient QuickMemo™ to create and share personalized memos by writing messages or drawings on screen captures
- A 1.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor
- True-to-Life 1080p HD recording
- Long-lasting 2,150mAh battery
- Bluetooth® Version 4.0
- A crisp 4.3” qHD true-color IPS Touch Screen with Gorilla® Glass durability
- Google™ Integration with Google Play, Google Maps™ Navigation and other preloaded Google apps
- Add music and themes to videos and photos with Video Wiz
- Data sharing with Android Beam and NFC Technology
- 1.3 MP front-facing camera and camcorder
- Video resolutions up to 1920 x 1080 full-HD
- Zoom up to 4x
- Simultaneous GPS for Enhanced Location Accuracy