Verizon and LG might be looking to rekindle old flames of yesteryear with a possible mid-range handset headed to the carrier in 2013. The LG VS870 has hit the FCC clothed in a cloak of big, red armor… well, not literally, but you get the idea. The vS870 could be a new variant of the LG P870, or the LG Escape. We’re not sure if Verizon would look to rebrand it as they are always so keen to do, but the phone itself shouldn’t be much different in flesh.
Assuming this is similar to the Escape, we could be looking at a 4.3 inch qHD smartphone with a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of ROM, a 5 megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording, a 1.3 megapixel front camera, NFC, 4G LTE and more. It wouldn’t be the massive anchor Verizon would need to hold its smartphone lineup down in 2013, but for those looking for decent 4G smartphones for affordable prices it could be a very nice addition.
A stop at the Wireless Power Consortium also indicates this device might come with some Qi wireless charging capabilities. Verizon has been a huge proponent of wireless charging from the beginning so it wouldn’t surprise us to see the carrier stuff the components necessary for that to happen inside this package.
Of course, such an early stop at the FCC doesn’t guarantee we’re close to seeing a release — some phones have gotten this far and haven’t even seen the light of day — so we’ll be left wondering if Verizon really has its heart set on bringing this out or if the LG Escape has already sailed on from the isle of relevance.