LG’s newest Windows Phone, the LG Lancet, has finally arrived and is available from Verizon. There was a rumor that Verizon would be releasing the phone on May 21st, but the phone was released today and put up on Big Red’s website to purchase. Verizon may have jumped the gun on this one or just couldn’t hide the fact that they have another Windows Phone under their belt, which would put them at a total of 3 phones with Windows Phone OS.
Lancet is a low end Windows Phone, so it won’t be winning any battles today. It will come with Windows 8.1 installed, and there’s no information yet on whether it will be updating to Windows 10, so we’ll just have to wait until that day comes. The LG Lancet features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 SoC, a quad core 1.2GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, an expansion slot for up to 128GB microSD card, and a 2,100 mAh battery. The screen size is 4.5″ LCD touchscreen with a 480×854 resolution. The rear facing camera is 8MP and the front facing camera resolution isn’t mentioned on Verizon’s site, so it may come end up being a low end 0.3MP camera.
As an add on for the software, LG did add KnockOn to the phone. If you’re not familiar with the feature, you double tap on the screen to either wake up or to sleep. Verizon did however mention that the phone is ready for XLTE, so you’ll be getting faster data speeds from coast to coast.
Contract (2 years) pricing for the phone is $19.99, $5/month for Edge, and $120 full retail. For that kind of pricing, it’s not bad if you’re needing a back up phone or for anyone who doesn’t want a high end phone and likes to keep things simple.Source: http://www.gsmarena.com/
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