It has consistently been rumored for a couple of weeks now that LG is developing a new Windows Phone 8.1 handset which will be exclusive to Verizon. This would be LG’s first new Windows Phone handset in quite a few years since the company has mainly been focusing on its Android smartphones. A render of this Verizon exclusive was leaked recently and today specifications of the LG Lancet have appeared online.
Those who had their fingers crossed for a high-end device will not be impressed by the Lancet, it’s actually going to be an affordable smartphone aimed at the low-end segment of the market.
Recent reports do suggest that Microsoft is working on two new high-end Lumia flagship devices which might be unveiled at some point later this year, so flagship hunters just might get something by the end of this year.
The LG Lancet for Verizon has a 4.5 inch FWVGA display with 854×480 pixel resolution, underneath there’s a 1.2Ghz Snapdragon 410 processor, 8GB onboard storage, microSD card slot, VGA front and 8 megapixel rear camera, a 2,100mAh battery and 4G LTE support.
At launch the LG Lancet might run Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 and it’s unclear right now whether it will receive an update to Windows 10 for Phones as soon as the new software arrives.
LG and Verizon have not yet confirmed when this device will finally be released.