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Leaked: LG Lucid 3, aka Verizon-branded G2 mini

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LG Lucid 3LG has had plenty of mobile hits in the past couple of years, including stateside, but the Verizon-exclusive Lucid and Lucid 2 never quite caught on. Or so we thought, because apparently the duo was popular enough to warrant the rollout of a third family member.

Aptly named Lucid 3, the thing visited the FCC about a month ago, and has been pictured in the meantime by notorious serial leaker @evleaks, complete with Verizon’s customary over-branding. One logo I get, Big Red, even two small ones, but two big’uns on the phone’s rear, plus a frontal sticker? Ugh, you’re such an attention wh solicitor.

Questionable aesthetic choices aside, the image by itself doesn’t seem to reveal much in terms of hardware used. But it’s strikingly obvious the recently revealed G2 mini was a great inspiration for the Lucid 3.

So great that you’d be hard-pressed to find similarities between the handheld also known as VS876 and the first two Lucids. Bottom line, expect it to replicate most of G2 mini’s specs, from the slightly underwhelming 4.7-inch 960 x 540 pix res IPS LCD panel to the ginormous 2,440 mAh battery.

The quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 chip too, plus 1 GB RAM, 8 MP rear-facing camera, microSD support, and on the software side of things, pre-loaded Android 4.4 KitKat. Price tag? My guesstimate is $50 with contracts. $100, tops. ETA? By the end of the month. Early April, at the latest.

Via [Twitter]

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