LG Lancet, the company's first Windows Phone 8.1 handset, is now available at Verizon

LG Lancet, the company's first Windows Phone 8.1 handset, is now available at Verizon
LG and Verizon Wireless today quietly released the LG Lancet, a brand new, affordable Windows Phone 8.1 handset (the first from LG to run WP8).

As we told you yesterday, the Lancet is a rather modest device. Verizon is presenting it as offering "premium smartphone features but at a better value to meet a tight budget."

Powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, the Lancet sports a 4.5-inch display with 480 x 854 pixels - a pretty small display, and a low resolution for 2015. Other features include LG's KnockOn (letting you wake the screen with just two taps), 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of expandable storage space, and a 2100 mAh battery that can provide "up to 18.5 hours of usage time." The new handset also offers an 8 MP rear camera with flash, and a VGA front-facing camera.

Besides the LG Lancet, Verizon is currently selling two other Windows Phone 8 handsets: Samsung Ativ SE ($99 on contract), and HTC One M8 for Windows ($99 on contract).

You can buy the LG Lancet from Verizon for $19.99 on contract, or just $120 off contract. Interested?


source: Verizon

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12 Comments

1. tokuzumi

Posts: 1950; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Wow. Only $120 outright? This is a Moto E type deal. Plus, Microsoft controls the updates to windows phone, eh, phones, right? This would mean you would potentially get somewhat timely updates from Microsoft. I might consider picking one up as a backup phone, and playing with the WP ecosystem as a wi-fi device. It just sucks that most of the google services are not available on WP (hangouts, gmail, chrome, etc).

2. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

what is hangout i never heard in my life , some one tell hangout is flop service hope google will hangout himself . gmail most boring mail service , boring layout no office and sync support , and last chrome only for porn people using chrome . so tell me from where google making money i think they underwear and bra garment for survive .

7. waddup121 unregistered

Beautiful phone by LG. +1 for them!

3. carlemillward unregistered

Why release a Windows Phone 8.1 when Windows Mobile 10 is just around the corner? Besides Microsoft is kind of dominating that domain already with all it's budget-friendly Lumias.

4. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Well...First off Verizon has no Lumia devices in its lineup at the moment. Second M$, I believe, has said that any phone on Windows 8.1 will receive Windows 10. That being said at the price that they are asking it is tempting to pick one up to play around with. I'm sure that Amazon will be offering this at a lower price.

10. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

You can get Windows 10 on this device. Easily upgradable. The Note 4 came out without Lollipop and then got it later. Verizon doesn't have a budget-friendly windows phone. Cmon man you could have answered your first questioned and then torn down your own statement about budget friendly Lumias.

5. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Florin, Just wanted to suggest that you add the Verizon Edge price in to the article also. Verizon web page says that with Edge this will cost $5.00 a month.

8. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

And thats why its the biggest rip off on earth

9. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Biggest rip-off on earth? $5.00 x 24=120 How is that a rip-off? Your still paying the same amount, just over 2 years...

6. CAMBODIANPATRIOT

Posts: 226; Member since: May 10, 2015

Love only iPhone :)

11. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

We're happy for you. Now go call Pol Pot with your iPhone.

12. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Have a happy day folks hmm it seems LG is joining Microsoft in selling low cost entry level Windows 10 Mobile capable smart phones. the price is low enough for folks to buy one outright with no contract at all. This is Verizon's first low cost entry level smart phone. what amazes me is Why didn't the Microsoft Lumia 735 for Verizon arrive first everyone knows it's coming. I guese they are going to have a big press event . hope these smart phones sell well

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