The only smartphone officially unveiled by South Korean LG at IFA 2012 in Berlin, the Optimus L9 will be made available on the market within the next few weeks.
Although the company did not disclose any details regarding the phone’s availability in North America, it looks like the device might be headed to US-based carrier AT&T.
Obviously, the smartphone will be launched under a different name tag and possibly slight changes to its hardware and software configurations.
The folks over at Evleaks
have just leaked the first press photo of an unannounced LG Escape, along with some of the smartphone’s specs.
Even though the device is not referred to as Optimus L9
, there are some similarities between the two Android smartphones, which might suggest that the LG Escape is the US variant of the former.
LG Escape is a mid-range Android smartphone, which will be shipped with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box. The device comes with three touch-sensitive keys and features a bar form factor.
We don’t have any details on the phone’s size yet, but Evleaks
claim the LG Escape sports a 4.3-inch qHD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display that supports 540 x 960 pixels resolution and 16 million colors.
On the back, the Escape packs a 5-megapixel photo snapper with autofocus, but no LED flash, so users won’t be able to take good pictures in low light environments. There’s also a secondary 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for self-portraits and video calls.
Hardware-wise, we only know the smartphone will be powered by a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, but we don’t have any info on the amount of memory for the moment.
Last but least, LG Escape features a high-capacity 2150 mAh Li-Ion battery, as well as NFC (Near Field Communication) technology
. No word on the phone’s availability and price tag yet, so stay tuned for more updates on the matter.