By Stephen Schenck | March 27, 2012 10:56 AM
A little over a month ago, a Verizon leak mentioned a phone called the LG Cayman as being in the works for the carrier. Later, we saw the name featured again on a leaked roadmap, suggesting Verizon was planning to release the phone on March 29. The full picture on the phone didn’t start coming together until a few weeks ago, when we got the chance to look at the first renders of the smartphone, now known as the LG Lucid. We also checked out some of the phone’s hardware specs at the time, and learned some more details late last week. Today, Verizon makes things official for the Lucid, confirming the LTE Android’s arrival for March 29.
We had been expecting Verizon to sell the Lucid for somewhere under $200 on-contract, but hadn’t realized just how very low the carrier would end up pricing the phone; you’ll be able to pick it up on Thursday for about $80 after all discounts and rebates. For that, you’ll get a phone with a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, gigabyte of RAM, four-inch WVGA display, and 1080p-capable five-megapixel main camera. That doesn’t exactly make for a bleeding-edge superphone, but it sounds more than capable for most users, especially at this price. The Lucid will ship with Gingerbread, but Verizon promises Ice Cream Sandwich is in the phone’s future.