LG Volt to bring Knock Code to Boost and Virgin Mobile

LG Volt to bring Knock Code to Boost and Virgin Mobile
A new LG Android smartphone is reportedly headed to Sprint’s two prepaid brands: Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile. The handset is called LG Volt, and @evleaks has images of it for both Boost and Virgin.

Boost Mobile’s LG Volt is black, while the Virgin Mobile variant is white. That aside, the two versions appear to be similar. The display of the Volt allows us to see that the handset comes with LTE connectivity, and Knock Code (LG’s newest screen unlocking feature).

From the looks of it, the Volt might be based on the LG L90, which is already available at T-Mobile (since late April). If our assumption is correct, the new smartphone should offer Android 4.4 KitKat, a 4.7-inch display with 540 x 960 pixels, quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of expandable internal memory. The rear camera (which has an LED flash) could be a 5MP or 8MP one.

Boost Mobile’s LG Volt is showing a May 19 date on its home screen, so perhaps that’s when it will be released. We’re thinking that the smartphone could cost around $200 at Boost and Virgin Mobile. We will let you know when we hear more about this.


source: @evleaks

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11 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Hmmm, screen resolution aside, this is an acceptable mid-range phone...

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Except it's $200. The Moto G is $100 most places.

4. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

On contract right? This phone doesn't have a contract, it's a pay as you go phone.

7. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

The Moto G is only $100 at Boost Mobile and Verizon (at least those are the only two I'm aware of) whereas most places offer the device at $150-$170 range. Also it does that they "think" it will cost $200, but they aren't definite on that. So it is very possible it may be offered at around the same price as the Moto G. And to answer @Edward_bly, the Moto G is offered at $99 non-contract on Boost Mobile.

9. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Thank you Dr. Phil!

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Did PA not notice the Spark icon?

6. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile are prepaid subsidiaries of Sprint and therefore their newer devices will support Spark.

5. diehardnokian

Posts: 147; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

this looks more like a samsung device.

8. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

gets even better im only seeing galaxy s5 available on may 19, great job boost ...

10. Titania

Posts: 21; Member since: Dec 20, 2013

Hopefully they will continue to release devices alongside all the other companies and not wait a year to release a device already out.

11. jeffmd

Posts: 2; Member since: May 26, 2014

Spent several days with the phone and really like it. Some similar users have also expressed these opinions. #1 Don't notice the low resolution much at all. Everything is sharp. Really good screen overall. #2 Sparkle (LTE Enhanced) may be in a lot more areas then sprint lets on. Works great. #3 Is very fast when web browsing, feels like a good tablet. #4 camera is pretty bad for an 8mp, you are likely to resize your image much smaller to remove fuzzyness. Good colors though. 1080p video is descent, but no image stabilization. #5 Jumps on and off networks and into wifi in a snap. Support for auto logging into public wifi networks you have been on before. (kitkat feature?) #6 very light, huge battery. After a full days use I have yet to bring it below %50 power. #7 3.9 of 8gb accessible, This is apparently normal for LG to install a lot of crap into the OS part of memory.

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