5.7in LG G Vista launching in US this week

It's essentially a bigger, less powerful LG G3
5.7in LG G Vista launching in US this week

LG and US carrier Verizon are about to launch an all-new phablet, if reports are accurate.

Droid-Life has photos of the LG G Vista, a 5.7in Android phone that it says will launch exclusively through Verizon on Thursday 31st July. It resembles a G3 – one of the very best smartphones currently on the market – but is obviously a little bit larger.

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Swing out Vista

It’s also far less high-end than the G3. The report claims its display resolution is 1280 x 720, a far cry from the G3’s 2K screen, and that it features a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera with laser auto focus and 8GB of expandable storage.

Will the G Vista make the journey across the Atlantic, given that Verizon doesn’t operate as a phone carrier in the UK? Maybe not, but don’t be too surprised if an almost identical smartphone with a different name does appear in the next few weeks.

Droid-Life says the G Vista will cost US$499 (£295) off-contract or $99 (£60) on a two-year contract.

[Source: Droid-Life]