Basking Ridge, N.J. - Verizon Wireless is expanding its selection of sub-$100 4G LTE smartphones with the March 29 availability of LG's Lucid at $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate.
It will be the carrier's first LG LTE phone to launch at less than $100, a spokesman said, and will join around a dozen LTE phones available for the Verizon network. At $79, the LG Lucid will join several other LTE smartphones currently retailing for $99 or less, including the $99 Samsung Stratosphere, $49 Pantech Breakout (launched at $99) and free Droid Charge.
The LG Lucid features a 4-inch touchscreen, Android 2.3 OS upgradable to Android 4.0, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 5-megapixel rear-facing autofocus camera with flash and FullHD video capture, front-facing video-chat camera, a Video Producer app to create and edit HD videos right on the phone, Virtual QWERTY keyboard with Swype technology, and DLNA certification to share music and video with other DLNA devices.
The purchase price requires a two-year contract for a voice plan starting at $39.99/month and a smartphone data package, which starts at $30/month for 2GB of data.