The LG G Vista has been announced by Verizon today. Not only that, but the phone can already be purchased from the carrier's website. It would be cool if all new handset introductions came on the day of their availability.
The G Vista has been leaked a lot lately, and according to some recent information it's bound to be launched by AT&T at some point too.
This is a mid-range phablet that sports design traits which make it very similar in looks to the top of the line G3. Don't be fooled by that, however, as the G Vista's specs are a far cry from those of the G3.
The LG G Vista comes with a 5.7-inch touchscreen, though its resolution is quite the mystery. In the press release about it, Verizon says it's qHD (which means 540x960), but on the product page on the carrier's website the "q" magically goes away and only HD is mentioned (which should mean 720p).
Anyway, moving on we have an 8 MP camera on the back, with LED flash and something that looks like the laser focus system used in the G3 - yet this isn't mentioned anywhere in the G Vista's specs.
The front snapper is a 1.3 MP unit that won't impress anyone, while an unnamed 1.2 GHz quad-core processor runs things. 8GB of storage is built-in, and we assume that it's expandable via microSD cards.
Keeping things all powered up is a 3200 mAh battery, and the new phablet obviously comes with all the connectivity options you expect, including support for LTE networks. The handset runs Android 4.4 KitKat.
It's been priced at $99.99 with a two-year contract, or $399.99 outright. There's also the possibility to get it with Verizon's Edge installment plan, in which case you'll have to make 20 monthly payments of $19.99 for the device.