LG G Vista hits Verizon with some surprises on its specs sheet

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LG’s G Vista is one of the most leaked smartphones ever to hit the market. We’ve already seen a full list of specifications, software screenshots, benchmark results, body shots and an estimated launch date — so it comes as no surprise that Verizon has today unwrapped the latest, affordable, super-sized handset to join its rapidly-growing lineup of LTE-enabled devices.

As expected, the Vista features a hefty 5.7-inch qHD display with a resolution of 960 x 640 pixels coated with the latest standard of Gorilla Glass 3, a Snapdragon 400 processor with four cores clocked at 1.2GHz, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory (3.76GB usable), a microSD slot for additional storage, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera complete with OIS and laser autofocus.

The connectivity options on this device are rather interesting. It’s quite rare for a budget-friendly handset, such as the G Vista, to feature support for LTE carrier bands (4,7 and 13) in the United States, as well as Bluetooth Class 1 (Version 4.0, LE+EDR), 802.11b/802.11g/802.11n Wi-Fi, NFC and GPS.

The G Vista will ship running the latest build of Android 4.4.2 KitKat skinned with LG’s ‘G’ custom user interface, as presumed, so users will have access to the full suite of standard Google apps, including Gmail, Google Play Store, Maps and YouTube, together with some of the South Korean firms exclusive software features, including Knock Code, Smart Notice, QSlide, Mini View and Dual Window.

The handset is available starting today from Verizon’s website and any of its bricks-and-mortar stores nationwide. The G Vista will set you back $99 on one of Big Red’s flexible 2-year contracts or for the one-time payment of $399 on any prepaid tariff. If you want to find out more about the handset — click the source link below.