There are always upcoming devices heading to the bigger networks, and Verizon is a carrier that likes to have their own devices and enough of them to cater to a wide variety of users. The LG Lucid was such a device, and offered decent enough performance on a budget – or as much as one as you’ll be getting on Verizon at least – and now it looks like a follow-up to the device is on its way. The LG Lucid 2 appears to be keeping much the same, with a dual-core CPU – a Snapdragon S4 this time around – clocked at 1.2 Ghz with 1GB of RAM. There are a couple of important differences though. For one, the screen is growing to 4.3-inches and bringing with it a qHD resolution of 960 x 540 and the battery of the device, as Geek.com reports, is growing to a fairly massive 2,460 mAh.
Android 4.1.2 is the order of the day here which isn’t great, but it’s better than it launching with Ice Cream Sandwich. The sizable battery should be able to offer a battery life around triple the original Lucid. As for what sort of device we can expect from the Lucid 2, it’s going to be very much like the LG Optimus F5, another of LG’s mid-range devices. There’s a 1.3 MP front-facing camera and a 5MP rear-facing snapper, so while both aren’t ground-breaking they’re more than enough for common use and the front-facer should perform pretty well.
It’s not one of the best launches to hit Verizon in a while but, for those looking for a device that’ll last them throughout the day and then some, this could be a good option. Especially if you used to using a 7-inch tablet like the Nexus 7 a lot of the time. It’s supposedly hitting Big Red around April 5th and while there’s no word on pricing just yet, expect to be no more than $50 on contract.