AT&T announces LG Escape as a budget-sensitive smartphone

att announces lg escape as a budget sensitive smartphone lgescapeLG continues its resurgence in the smartphone field. Its latest offering, the LG Escape, will make its way into AT&T’s fall lineup. Starting September 16, the 4G LTE handset will be available online and through AT&T retail dealers for $50 with a two-year contract.

For a $50 price tag, the LG Escape looks like it will aim to keep even the budget-conscious equipped with a functional smartphone.  The handset will operate off Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, with 4GB of onboard memory — expandable with a microSD card — and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. The phone also comes equipped with a 5-megapixel rear camera capable of 1080p video and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The display is a 4.3-inch qHD true-color IPS screen.

AT&T will also roll out a new feature on the Escape: the Skyfire Horizon. This is a browser toolbar extension and promises to allow users easier access to their social media pages while browsing the Web. It adds quick links to Facebook, Twitter, and other utilities on the screen, making it possible to update your friends on how awesome the Skyfire Horizon toolbar is from the Skyfire Horizon toolbar while sharing a link about the features of the Skyfire Horizon toolbar. The toolbar will be available on future Android handsets as well.

From the looks of everything that is promised in this $50 package, the LG Escape could offer a legitimate option to consumers looking for mid-range features for a entry level price. The handset will be available next week, so keep your eyes out for more information on the handset.

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