LG’s been out of the Windows Phone game for a while, but today it officially made its return with a new smartphone for Verizon.
The LG Lancet is now available online from Verizon with Windows Phone 8.1 and a price of $0 down and $5 per month for 24 months, $19.99 with a two-year contract, or $120 full retail. If you’d prefer to check out the Lancet in a Verizon store before buying one, you’ll be able to do just that starting May 21.
When it comes to specs, the LG Lancet is packing a 4.5-inch LCD screen, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 8-megapixel rear camera, VGA front camera, 8GB of storage, a microSD card slot, a 2100mAh battery, and Windows Phone 8.1. LG has included some custom software features as well, like Quick Memo screenshots and the Knock On double-tap-to-wake feature. The LG Lancet runs on Verizon’s LTE network and includes Advanced Calling 1.0 with HD Voice support.
The LG Lancet is offers some entry-level specs, so any Windows Phoners out there that are waiting for a new flagship will have to keep waiting. That said, I’m sure that Microsoft is happy to have LG making Windows Phone hardware again, and the LG Lancet’s low price could make it enticing to any Verizon customers looking for an affordable smartphone, even if they’re new to Windows Phone.