LG has launched a new smartphone, dubbed as LG Lancet. Notably, Lancet is the first Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone from the company.

LG Lancet
The LG Lancet smartphone has been launched exclusively on Verizon Wireless (USA carrier) and will be available starting May 21 in US stores at $120 (approximately Rs. 7,600) without contract. Verizon says that the “LG Lancet offers premium smartphone features but at a better value to meet a tight budget.”

The LG Lancet features a 4.5-inch (480 x 854 pixels resolution) LCD display and is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor that is clocked at 1.2GHz. However, there is no word on RAM capacity. It comes with 8GB inbuilt storage and supports external microSD card (up to 128GB).

The Windows Phone 8.1-based LG Lancet houses an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash while it also comes with a VGA (0.3-megapixel) front camera. In terms of connectivity options, the phone include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, CDMA LTE (Verizon), GPS, and Micro-USB. It is backed by a 2100mAh battery and will be available in Blue colour.

The LG Lancet has additional features such as KnockOn, which allows awake the display with just two taps while QuickMemo feature lets jot down notes while on a phone call. The smartphone also features Microsoft’s personal digital assistant called Cortana.

Verizon also says, “The LG Lancet launches with Advanced Calling 1.0 capabilities, making it the first Windows smartphone on Verizon with HD Voice Calling.”


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