I like budget phones. I especially like those that still let me run the latest version of Android. It looks like AT&T's upcoming GoPhone from LG may be one to add to that list.
The LG Phoenix 2 has a 5-inch display, a 5MP front-facing camera, and an 8MP rear shooter. The former is used for "Gesture Shot," which lets you activate your camera by waving a hand in front of the screen. It's the kind of feature I imagine will lead to many snapshots of the tops of desks and tables.
No matter. The big distinguishing feature is the inclusion of Marshmallow and a price point of only $99.99. Pay that off and you own the device. There are no contacts or financing options to fuss around with when you're getting a GoPhone.
The Phoenix 2 is the follow-up to an underwhelming little phone from 2011. That handset had a 3.2-inch screen, 600MHz processor, and 160MB of user memory. Adorable.
AT&T hasn't provided complete specs for the Phoenix 2, but you can expect the phone to be better than that when the phone goes on sale online today, hits retailers May 14th, and arrives in AT&T stores starting June 10th.
LG Phoenix 2® Available to Customers Starting May 12 at ATT.com
Latest Premium 4G LTE GoPhone Available in AT&T Stores on June 10
AT&T* is continuing to expand its entirely 4G LTE GoPhone smartphone portfolio with a new device from one of the world’s premier manufacturers. Starting today, you will be able to purchase the LG Phoenix 2 at www.att.com for $99.99. LG Phoenix 2 will be available at select national retailers starting Saturday, May 14 and AT&T stores starting Friday, June 10.
Available exclusively in black at AT&T, the LG Phoenix 2 is an elegantly designed phone with rounded edges and a 5 inch HD display, so you can enjoy a sharp and vibrant video experience in the palm of your hand. LG Phoenix 2 has the latest Android Marshmallow operating system and a 2,125 mAh battery that lets you watch video, surf the web, and answer emails through the day.1
Along with its premium design, the LG Phoenix 2 has an 8 megapixel touch and shoot camera, which lets you take a picture by tapping anywhere on the display. Additionally, the LG Phoenix 2 has a 5 megapixel front-facing camera with Gesture Shot™, enabling you to grab that snapshot without pushing a single button. Just raise your hand in front of the screen so that it detects you and everyone else in the picture.
For more information on the LG Phoenix 2 check out www.att.com.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
1Estimated maximum standby and use time may vary depending on your current usage patterns, settings, and other factors and conditions.