Verizon has launched a new mid-range device named the LG Lucid, a 4G LTE Android phone with a 4-inch screen and a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor. The device is available now for a 2 year contract just for $79.99.
The Verizon LG Lucid 4G is built around a 4-inch NOVA IPS-LCD display rocking a 480×800 resolution and Gorilla glass for extra protection. LG has given it 8GB of built-in storage with a microSD card slot, unfortunately, missing. At the back, there’s a 5MP 1080p HD video recording camera.
Disappointingly but not surprisingly, the phone has Android 2.3 Gingerbread (more than four months after the launch of Ice Cream Sandwich) but Verizon is already promising an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich – without giving a date. They’re getting pretty good at that.
The real draw for consumers will likely be the LG Lucid’s 4G LTE data connection. While much faster than ordinary 3G wireless access, for this customers have to subscribe to a Nationwide Talk plan and a data package which start at monthly rates of $39.99 and $30 with 2GB of data, respectively.