By Stephen Schenck | April 2, 2013 4:40 PM
We’ve been talking about LG’s Lucid 2 for a little under a month now, after it first debuted in a leaked image, apparently as Verizon’s version of the LG Optimus F5. Yesterday we got a fresh dose of Lucid 2 rumors, and it was looking like phone was getting ready to go official. Sure enough, today Verizon has formally announced the Android smartphone, going up for sale on April 4.
We had previously heard that April 4 might be when the Lucid 2 hits stores, but from the sounds of Verizon’s announcement, you’re going to have a better chance finding it online initially; while online orders kick off this Thursday, it could be a couple weeks before the phone shows up in Verizon Wireless stores.
The Lucid 2 is very much a mid-range phone, with a 4.3-inch qHD display and free-on-contract price to match. Verizon confirms some of the details we saw in the recent leak, like the availability of an optional backplate supporting wireless charging, though full hardware specs aren’t yet available – in the absence of anything else, we’re expecting it to largely be the same as the Optimus F5, with the possible exception of a higher-capacity battery.