It's official: AT&T will offer the LG Escape on Sept. 16

The entry-level 4G LTE smartphone with Android 4.0 will be available to AT&T customers starting September 16.

LG Escape
AT&T's LG Escape LG

Amid brief speculation this morning, AT&T announced that it will indeed carry the entry-level Android 4.0 smartphone known as the LG Escape.

The Escape houses a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, a 4.3-inch qHD IPS touch-screen display, and NFC capabilities. It will also include QuickMemo, LG's note-taking and drawing feature seen in devices like the LG Optimus Vu and the Optimus 4X HD .

On the back of the handset you'll find a 5-megapixel camera, which offers goodies like continuous and panoramic shooting. It can also record 1080p HD video.

Other specs include a 2,150mAh battery, Bluetooth 4.0 capabilities, and 4GB of onboard memory.

LG is also pushing the phone's Skyfire Horizon toolbar extension, which lets you quickly access social media pages, like Facebook and Twitter, while browsing the Web.

The LG Escape will cost $49.99 after a two-year contract.

Read the full CNET Review

LG Escape (AT&T)

The Bottom Line: The LG Escape's design and features make it more than a basic Android phone, but it doesn't have the complete performance chops to match. / Read full review

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