Boost Mobile LG Venice launches with 4.3-inch display, Ice Cream Sandwich

Boost Mobile has been a big name in the wireless market recently, offering some pretty sweet unlimited deals. For being sort of a B-list carrier, though, they offer quite the selection of smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy S II. However, the carrier announced a new phone today that's coming to their lineup, and it's called the LG Venice.

The LG Venus, which looks to be Boost Mobile's own take on the Optimus L7, features a 4.3-inch WVGA display with Gorilla Glass and runs off of a 1GHz processor. It also has a 5MP rear camera that's capable of shooting 720p videos, and a VGA-quality camera sits at the front. On the software side, it's running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich behind LG's UI 3.0 user interface.

All of these specs fit into a slab that's only about a third of an inch thick and weighs just 4.41 ounces. To put that into perspective, it's about the same thickness as Samsung's Galaxy S III, but weighs just a tad less. The iPhone 5 weighs in at just under four ounces.

The price for all this? A decent $220. Boost Mobile plans to release the LG Venice onto "exclusive" shelves starting October 10 with other "select" retail shops getting the device later that month. If you've been thinking about dropping your service from one of the big four carriers and are considering Boost Mobile, the LG Venice just might make your decision a tad easier.

[via Boost Mobile]