One of the most active participant's at last week's Mobile World Congress was LG. South Korea's other manufacturer came in with not one, not two, but four different LINES of devices. LG is calling this their "four tier strategy" and they have multiple handsets for each line.
Of these devices, some of the more interesting handsets came from LG's F series. This is the group that's touted as carrying the mid range devices of the group. These are the phones that you might expect to see on the more established carriers here in the United States but at very short dollars or even free after signing a two year contract. This would be opposed to the L series and their 3G only radios which will be on the bottom rung of the ladder where ever they may end up.
Holding true to those expectations we first got word that the Optimus F3 would be coming to Sprint, and now we have confirmation that another F series handset, the F5, will also be finding a home on a US carrier. This time with Verizon.
The Optimus F5 that's destined for big red is going to be model number VS870 and will go by the name The LG Lucid 2. This is obviously a followup to last year's LG Lucid that carried model number VS840. For those of you who may have missed our coverage of last week's Mobile World Congress, here are the specs for Verizon's newest budget 4G LTE smartphone.
- 4.3-inch IPS Display with a resolution of 960 x 540
- 1.2 Ghz Dual-Core CPU
- 1GB of RAM
- 8GB of Storage with MicroSD Card slot
- 5MP camera, 1.3 MP front-facing camera
- 2150 mAh battery
- Android 4.1.2
Prospective Lucid 2 consumers can also expect to see first hand LG's creative and friendly UX. This will include features like QSlide which was seen previously on the Optimus G, and Dual Recording and Virtual Panorama which was most recently hoghlighted on the Optimus G Pro, also just announced last week. Verizon Wireless customers can expect to see the LG Lucid 2 on the network sometime in the next month, and although no pricing has been announced it's doubtful that this device will causee anyone to break the bank.