LG’s Verizon-exclusive Lucid 2 may have lacked the outstanding looks, premium features and all-around pizazz of the Optimus G Pro or G2, but apparently, it didn’t do so badly at the domestic box-office. Otherwise, why would Big Red keep it around as it nears its one-year anniversary?
And why would a follow-up be in the works? That’s right, you better get ready for a Lucid 3 (or maybe Lucid 2 Pro), as the unannounced handheld recently got FCC’s blessing. For the record, we’re not 100 percent positive the VS876 approved by the FCC is a Lucid 2, though based on its codename, we don’t see what else it could be.
Mind you, Lucid 2’s alias is VS870, whereas 2012’s first-gen Lucid was also known as VS840. So with branding out of the way, let’s see what we can expect of this Lucid 3.
First, a 4.7-inch screen. Certainly not 1,080p, as there are no signs pointing at LG rethinking the family’s placement on the Android totem pole. 720p? It’s the logical next step after Lucid 2’s qHD resolution (960 x 540 pixels).
Another major upgrade almost set in stone is the battery capacity’s leap from 2,460 to 3,000 mAh. 3,000 mAh?!? That’s pretty stellar for an otherwise run-of-the-mill mid-range smartphone. Too bad nothing’s come to light in the processing speed, RAM or software departments. Connectivity? Expect 4G LTE support, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC.
As for ETAs, since the 4.7-incher’s diminutive predecessor debuted in April 2013, odds are we’re two months away from an official introduction, at worst. Best case scenario? LG will bring the phone, along with its giant juicer, at MWC in late February.