January 2, 2012 | by Charles West
MetroPCS’s new mid-range Android smartphone called the LG Connect 4G (MS840) has been revealed. It’s rumored that this same model will not only hit Verizon as the VS840, but could also be one of Sprint’s first LTE handsets as the LS840. The mid-level device sports a four-inch WVGA NOVA display and dual-core processor. Some other rumored specs include:
- Five-megapixel rear camera
- VGA front-facing camera
- 1GB of RAM
- 4GB of built-in storage expandable with microSD
Mid-range phones seem to be popping out left and right, as carriers and manufacturers try to add better affordability for people looking to join the Android ecosystem on the cheap. It’ll be interesting to see when the LG Connect 4G will be added to Sprint’s roster of phones, especially considering how Sprint’s 4G network is based on WiMAX technology. The Now Network plans to roll out its own LTE network sometime this year, so it can better compete with the 4G networks of Verizon and AT&T.
Believe it or not, a vast amount of people actually like these kind of mid-level phones, as they offer decent specs at price most people can afford. Besides, this will be a good choice for people already on MetroPCS. Unfortunately, there’s no word yet on when the Connect 4G or the other two variants will see release. With CES right around the corner, we’d be surprised if we didn’t learn more in the coming days about this handset.