Verizon quietly launched a brand new smartphone from LG today, the Lucid 3, which is available for free with a new two-year contract. The LG Lucid offers a basic feature set, but considering it costs $200 less off contract than some flagships, it’s a compelling device for folks who don’t need the latest and greatest, or who prefer to save a few bucks out of the gate.
The Lucid 3 features a 4.7-inch display with a 960 x 540-pixel resolution, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 8GB of storage with support for up to 64GB microSD cards, a VGA front-facing camera, a 5-megapixel rear camera, Bluetooth 4.0 and more. It also ships with LG’s unique Knock On feature, which lets you wake up the device or put it to sleep with two taps to the screen, and the firm’s Knock Code software that offers a twist on security. It also runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box, so you won’t be buying a phone with outdated software.
The LG Lucid 3 is available now, and can also be purchased with Verizon’s EDGE plans for $12.49 a month for 24 months, or for $299.99 without a contract.