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LG Lucid 2 rumored to launch April 4th via Verizon

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LG Lucid 2 rumored to launch April 4th via Verizon
The LG Lucid 2

The LG Lucid 2

Nearly a month ago, we told you that Verizon was expected to take the LG Optimus F5 and with a few changes here and there, turn it into the LG Lucid 2. Not too long after that, we passed along to you a leaked photo of the LG Lucid 2 with the information to expect an April launch of the device. Well, the calendar has flipped over to the fourth month of the year and the word is that the LG Lucid 2 will launch this Thursday, April 4th, from the nation's largest carrier.

A couple of leaked photos make it clear that Verizon has made at least one major change to the LG Optimus F5, and that is with the battery. Instead of the 2150mAh cell that is scheduled to accompany the phone, the LG Lucid 2 will offer up a 2460mAh Silicon Oxide battery that should improve talk time. In addition, the Power Saving Mode on the phone can automatically monitor the battery life and once it detects only 30% remaining, certain programs and apps will be turned off, like Wi-Fi, screen brightness, Bluetooth, GPS and Sync.

LG is shipping the phone with Android 4.1.2 installed out of the box, so you don't have to wait for your Jelly Bean update. No word yet on pricing, but we could see this come in for well under triple digits with a two-year contract.

source: Geek.com via AndroidAuthority

The LG Lucid 2 and information about its 2460mAh battery

The LG Lucid 2 and information about its 2460mAh battery

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posted on 01 Apr 2013, 08:58

1. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)

The first Lucid was a p.o.s. I'll be scared to sell this one :-x

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 15:28

3. TheMan (Posts: 493; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

Yeah, that's how I felt about the original -- and most LG Androids for that matter.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 08:23

7. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)

haha ikr! Hell I don't even remeber the last time I sold an LG phone (aside from basic phones). I stay clear of their smartphones and stick with Moto and Sammy.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 12:46

2. johnriii (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

color me very underwhelmed. this phone is about two years late.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 17:53 1

4. roscuthiii (Posts: 2233; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

Ahhh, Verizon... why do I feel you always gimp your low to mid range phone lineup with devices that underwhelm, and are usually accompanied with some kind of deal breaker, just to funnel people into the more expensive phones?
If not for my reliance on the famed network of Big Red, I'd probably have jumped ship some time ago. But... the competitors' networks are gaining all the time; soon that may not even be a factor.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 21:58

6. alouden (unregistered)

And then there are those who simply do not know better and thing they are getting a "steal of a phone." Verizon locks those guys in to a two-year contract too. I know. They somehow conned my sister and brother-in-law to buy the original lucids. It's safe to say most people on this website would not touch a Lucid (me neither). But there are others who will.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 21:24

5. Obdabeast (Posts: 41; Member since: 01 Jan 2012)

I have sold and even purchased 2 of the previous lucids for my little brother and little sister I even used one for 3 month trial period and even now I could confidently recommend it over an iphone these phones were great some had some overheating issues but there is absolutely no phone that is perfect. With that said I think this would be a good device. It's funny to see people even trashing it for it's time.. the lucid ran better then the razr lol

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 15:37

8. bosoxfan316 (Posts: 5; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)

i played around with it today and although its not a game changer its going to be free with a 2 year contract which will make it well worth it. Its got some of the newer lg features like quick memo and with its battery life it will make people a little more at ease using it as the starter smartphone it is because it will offer close to what they were getting on their basic devices.

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