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New LG built Windows Phone coming to Verizon on May 21st?

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New LG built Windows Phone coming to Verizon on May 21st?
Last month, we passed along rumors about a new LG built Windows Phone that was expected to be heading to Verizon. The LG-VW820 is apparently the LG Lancet. Today, one of our loyal readers was able to send us some information pertaining to the first new Windows Phone model for Big Red this year. According to what appears to be an internal memo regarding the phone, it will launch on May 21st.

Based on previously leaked information, the LG Lancet is expected to feature a 4.5-inch LCD display with a resolution of 480 x 854. A 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 CPU is under the hood. There is 8GB of native storage, of which 4GB is available to the user. There is a microSD slot available in the likely event additional storage is needed. An 8MP camera is on back while a .3MP shooter adorns the front of the unit. A 2100mAh battery powers the phone, which has Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 pre-installed. Cortana comes with the handset out of the box.

Some of the LG features included with the Lancet include Knock On, which wakes the phone with a double tap. Selfies can be snapped with a wave of the hand and Soft Light gently illuminates those self portraits. Pricing has not yet been revealed.

Thanks for the tip, Drizzy!

source: WindowsCentral

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posted on 13 May 2015, 14:56 2

1. PrivateParts87 (Posts: 15; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)

Why no flag ship :(

posted on 13 May 2015, 15:05 3

3. sip1995 (Posts: 1687; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)

Cuz Lumia 940 is on the way....

posted on 14 May 2015, 01:52

21. Pogma9 (Posts: 38; Member since: 19 Apr 2015)

Is that it's weight?

posted on 13 May 2015, 15:16 1

4. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)

Cause Microsoft wants to release their own flagship phone with wp first, Lumia 940 and 940xl

posted on 13 May 2015, 16:23

7. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

Because they know wp8 are weird and just like Nokia super bricks. So if they are going to test the waters, they have to tread carefully with some mid rangers first.

posted on 13 May 2015, 15:01 3

2. theguy2345 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 24 Jun 2014)

Again, with another low end turd. If they put windows phone on the G3 or G4, it might have been interesting.

posted on 13 May 2015, 18:06

12. Phonecall01 (unregistered)

Not everyone need "High end". Not for me or you, but some only need a cheap functional Smartphone. It's all about the price range.

posted on 13 May 2015, 18:21 2

14. Pattyface (Posts: 1646; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)

Yes I agree but they already have 50 low/midrange phones. They need to bring a phone that someone might buy

posted on 13 May 2015, 19:41

17. theguy2345 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 24 Jun 2014)

Exactly, the low end are a dime a dozen at this point. There are only four truly high end phones; the M8 (which I own), the 1520, the 930, and the Ativ SE. A G3 or G4 with windows would be a huge win.

posted on 14 May 2015, 01:51

20. Pogma9 (Posts: 38; Member since: 19 Apr 2015)

People might be scared to pay big $$$$$$ for windiws

posted on 13 May 2015, 15:18

5. javy108 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)

I just dont like this device... Nokia + WP was greaat !

posted on 13 May 2015, 16:03

6. jessyi (Posts: 325; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)

Comon LG if you will enter the windows arena then bring it hard not this low range phone..climb on top from the begining not try catchup later after other campanies bring something better and win over fans..

posted on 13 May 2015, 16:45

8. egbtmagus (Posts: 93; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)

LG was there at the start of the windows fight... MS favoritism towards Nokia pissed them off.

posted on 13 May 2015, 16:59

9. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 2108; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)

Absolutely. The Quantum was one of the first WP7 handsets. LG, Dell, HTC and Samsung were all in at the start.

posted on 13 May 2015, 17:41 1

10. skymitch89 (Posts: 1363; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

One of the reasons why I haven't gotten a Window Phone yet, the specs of the devices aren't that great, and when they are the device costs just as much as an Android or iPhone with better specs.

posted on 13 May 2015, 18:21

13. Phonecall01 (unregistered)

Good point. Windows will never win the Value vs Specs war. But you do get something the others don't offer. For example when the Lumia 930 came out you could get the latest iphone or Android for the same price, but Lumia offered one of the top prob the best camera (Def best audio for video recording), a physical shutter button and premium built quality and wireless charging in one package. And Windows doesn't necessarily require the very latest processor to run as it's less demanding. You really have to like WP to switch asthey can't really compete in price. However I know some people who tried it and wouldn't go back.

posted on 13 May 2015, 19:55

18. gaming64 (unregistered)

The reason why I'll never get a Windows Phone is the lack of dedicated apps. Hope Windows 10 would fix that.

posted on 13 May 2015, 17:47

11. gaming64 (unregistered)

Nice. Really nice.

posted on 13 May 2015, 18:24 2

15. Pattyface (Posts: 1646; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)

LG will make squat on this phone. It couldn't be a more mediocre phone and will be one of the reasons it won't sell. You could get a icon for roughly the same price and its a better phone all the way around

posted on 13 May 2015, 19:36

16. gaming64 (unregistered)

It's an effing low-end phone, of course it won't sell. Get a grip, man.

posted on 13 May 2015, 21:34

19. jojon (Posts: 360; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)

Why bother, really, such a pedestrian thing like that, why bother

posted on 14 May 2015, 03:12 1

22. ram64GB (Posts: 40; Member since: 22 Oct 2014)

Now they'll get poor sales for this poor handset and then both LG and Verizon will blame Windows phone. Same old story repeated by every Windows phone OEM.

posted on 14 May 2015, 11:58

23. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1583; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

Price is the key point here and if it's Windows 10 ready it's a go. but Damn it's a dull looking device. yoo smart phone makers put some shinny silver or gold colored metal around your bezels will you you can make a simple design look glorious.

posted on 26 May 2015, 15:28

25. justForTheRecord (Posts: 51; Member since: 17 Jan 2015)

This is what you get when your girlfriends keep buying those dang phablets; no one will invest decent specs in a compact unit. Yeah, I know ... Sony did it (Xperia Z3 Compact) but then they could not convince a major player* to sell it so we're back to square one looking at murses to carry the dang phablets around in. Sigh.

*In the US. In Japan, smart folks are snapping them up as fast as they can make them from what I read yesterday.

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