It’s been ages since LG introduced its last Windows Phone, but after much ado, the Korean company has finally unveiled a new device with Microsoft’s mobile operating system onboard. The device, which was first spotted by Windows Central, is referred to as the LG Lancet. It’s now officially coming to Verizon for $120 full price.
Updated on05-14-2015 by Malarie Gokey: Added official announcement details.
The Lancet is hardly the high-spec Windows Phone that everyone’s waiting for ahead of the Windows 10 launch, but it is another budget-friendly, entry-level device for Microsoft’s OS. The Lancet sports a 4.5-inch LCD screen with a mere 854 x 480 pixel resolution. There’s an 8-megapixel camera on the back of the phone and what appears to be a wimpy VGA camera on the front side, though Verizon doesn’t mention it.
The decent 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor and 1 GB of RAM powers the device, which comes with 8GB of internal storage that’s expandable with a MicroSD card. The ability to add more storage to the phone is even more important in this case because just 4GB of space is likely to be useable, the leaked brochure says. A 2,100mAh battery should keep the Lancet running for a sensible amount of time, especially since the screen has a low resolution.
LG did include several of its cool software tricks on the Lancet, including Knock On’s double tap to wake feature, QuickMemo for notes, Gesture Shot for capturing selfies, Soft Light for selfies, and Live Shot.
The low-end Windows Phone just arrived at Verizon, and it costs $120 unsubsidized. You can also get it for $20 on a two-year contract for a certain amount of time. The normal contracted price is $70. Those on device payment installment plans will pay just $5 a month to own the phone. If you’re interested, you can buy it on Verizon’s website.