LG Lucid – Upcoming LG Smartphone
Months ago, a leaked Verizon roadmap revealed a new handset called the LG Cayman, which will be released on the end of March. However, it appears that the new phone will be called LG Lucid. What we are looking is a smartphone with 4” WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) display and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). Overall, it has a decent specification with 1.2 GHz single-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 5Mp rear-facing camera. Although there’s no precise price point yet, it might be offered for about $100. The more powerful LG Spectrum by comparison is going for nearly $200, with dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 4.5” 720p display and 8Mp rear-facing camera. The 16GB internal storage should be enough for typical users of midrange devices and although not yet confirmed, the Lucid may support up to 32GB of microSD card.
The design looks quite pedestrian; a basic slate body with four physical buttons, but this is only a matter of personal preference for each user. Even so, the big draw should be LTE support, which is currently available only in Verizon’s current crop of high-end phones. Based on the above facts, it would be safe to assume that the Lucid is a direct replacement for the Revolution. However, unfortunately, the Lucid is not included in the Android 4.0 upgrade list.
At $100, you may not care how much the phone cost because you are going to sign up for a long 2-year contract. You should worry more about your phone bills, because it won’t change even if you have a $300 phone.