After releasing an official announcement in relation to the new product that the phone manufacturer will be unveiling soon, many analysts have focused on identifying the reasons why customers should try LG’s new windows 8.1-based low-cost smartphone.
LG publicly announced on Friday that they will be producing a new low-cost smartphone featuring Microsoft’s software Windows 8.1. Although within the smaller budget categories, the LG Lancet phone has many reasons to allure customers into testing it and perhaps even buying it.
Lancet has a 4.5-inch LCD display whose features will most likely be tested during the upcoming reviews. The smartphone has a medium size, according to LG developers, who have stated that the measures of the new smartphone will not exceed 129.8 x 64.8 x 10.7mm.
Customers won’t complain about the weight of the new portable device, either. Engineers at LG have further stated that the phone will only weigh 143 grams. It remains to be seen whether the new LG smartphone is heavier or lighter than other similar products available on the market.
In addition to the aforementioned characteristics, LG’s Lancet will also be endowed with 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor. This enables users to load up to 8 GB of stored files, volume, which may be later on extended thanks to the 128 GB MicroSD cards. The phone is very unlikely to feature RAM as developers did not mention anything about it, so far.
The phone is pretty reliable when it comes to battery consumption. LG vows that the low-cost smartphone can resist up to 420 hours in standby and 18.5 hours during regular activity. The rather high levels of battery usage are possible due to the 2,100mAh battery that was added to the Lancet.
The main downfall that analysts could think of is the camera. Developers have stated that the rear camera on the new Windows 8.1 phone will not deliver photo quality bigger than 8 MP. The front-camera is even more basic; it has only 0.3 MP, so users should not expect their pics to be very clear.
The first version of the Lancet phone will only work with one SIM card. Yet, the future versions that LG might release on the market, could work with more than one SIM card, as well.
LG hopes the phone will draw many customers in the near future as the cost levels are not too high. Lancet will be available to interested consumers in exchange of $120. Those who want to buy the smartphone with a 24-month subscription will only pay $5 a month at Verizon.
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