We’ve heard a lot about the LG G Vista in the recent past, with leaks, reports and rumors mentioning the device as being on its way to Verizon. Rumors about a July 18 release date clearly have not panned out, but is a launch still on its way? And if those rumors were wrong about that date, could they be wrong about other details, as well? Verizon hasn’t made anything official just yet, but we’ve received new information from one of our tipsters which, as you can see below, attempts to clarify a few specifics about the G Vista’s hardware, while also giving us a new launch date of Thursday, July 31.
The document, which appears to be an internal Verizon slide, doesn’t give us a full spec breakdown, but does touch on some key components. For instance, according to this we’re looking at a large, 5.7-inch display with qHD resolution (that’s quarter HD, 960 x 540 pixels, and with the rest of the mid-range-sounding specs here, is unlikely to be a typo for QHD in the “quad” sense, like on the G3 itself), and a 1.2GHz quad-core processor. That chip fits with previous rumors of a Snapdragon 400, though earlier reports suggested we’d get a higher-res 720p display.
A 3,200mAh battery will power the phone and apparently the rear-key design from LG’s flagship models will make its way to the G Vista. This being Verizon, XLTE capability is also on board, and the phone looks like it will arrive running Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.
The slide doesn’t mention the rest of the phone’s specs, nor gives us much insight about pricing or Verizon’s release plans. For those details, we’ll have to keep waiting for an official announcement from the carrier, which should arrive by July 31, if not a couple days earlier.