I’m personally waiting for some of LG’s, shall we say, more ambitious handsets to make to their way to our shores, but until that happens, we’ll have to make do with devices like the LG Lucid 4G.
This Verizon-bound handset was first spotted a few weeks back a long with an unconfirmed list of specs, but a newly-leaked LG document has confirmed the goodies to come nestled in the mid-range device.
Originally known as the Cayman, the seemingly Gingerbread-powered Lucid 4G will indeed sport an unnamed 1.2GHz processor, 8GB of internal memory, and a 4-inch WVGA NOVA display swathed in a protective layer of Gorilla Glass. Oh, and who could forget its support for Verizon’s 4G LTE network, and the ability to share that high-speed connection with up to 10 additional devices. All of that (plus a 1700 mAh battery) is going to be crammed into a frame that’s .45-inches (11.4mm) thick, so it’s shaping up to be a bit of a handful too.
As is usually the case, the Lucid’s middling specs are expected to be accompanied a low price tag, though how low is still in the air. Given that the 2-month old LG Spectrum still runs users around $200 (depending on the deal you’re able to nab), I think it’s very likely we’ll see this thing debut in the $99 to $129 range — any higher and the companies and involved are kidding themselves.
I don’t see much appeal in this little guy, but it could buck expectations and turn out to be a solid little mid-range smartphone. Recent reports put the Lucid’s release date near the end of this month, but I’d advise you to hold off for a bit — next month looks like when the real fun is set to start.