Unwired View (courtesy of @evleaks) leaked a photo today of what rather inarguably looks like a new LG phone headed to Verizon. It also looks a lot like an Optimus F5 (with the addition of a menu capacitive button). UnwiredView claims the model number of this device will be VS870, and based on the specifications, it's definitely positioned at the low end of the middle-of-the-road.


It will likely pack the same dual-core Snapdragon processor as the F5, as well as Verizon's now-standard LTE connectivity, with the same qHD LCD display and 5MP rear camera of its international sibling. The F5 does run Android 4.1.2, so it's not terribly behind. All in all, there's no real reason to doubt this leak: Verizon and LG have a very solid Android handset partnership, and the Lucid wasn't at all a bad phone. A follow-up would make a lot of sense.

It's not the most exciting upcoming handset headed to Verizon, that's for sure, but when these kind of specifications don't raise any eyebrows, it's apparent how far we've come in just a few short years.

Unwired View

David Ruddock
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  • chris125

    So rather than the Optimus G Verizon gets this.... Come on lg

    • barnassey thomas

      Its not LG its verizon....

  • SamuraiCER

    Be better if it was the F7 and Verizon got the DNA/Butterfly so can't be too mad

  • Tyler Hills

    If VZW seriously passes up on the Optimus G Pro in favor of this and the Vu.....no words

  • NemaCystX

    What is with the logos, Verizon really needs to get a clue.... its hideous to put outdated logos THAT BIG on a freaking phone everywhere

  • Eddy

    Given its snappy performance and bargain price point, there's a lot to like about the F5, in a way that sees it competing with phones double its price.