Lancet is LG’s Budget Return to Windows Phone OS

May 23, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Verizon’s website has been updated with a new LG addition. Surprisingly, the smartphone from LG features Windows OS, marking the return of South Korean vendor to the platform.

The move however doesn’t turn out to be exciting for those who have been aware of the recent fettle of the company with its Android devices.

LG has seen its position getting dropped by two spots when it was placed sixth in the list of largest global smartphone vendors.


Fingers never pointed towards any lack in their Android devices. Instead, the global drop was accounted by the mammoth jump of the rest in terms of sales.

The introduction of budget smartphones or premium smartphones at affordable prices turned the wheel of fortune for most of the smartphone makers out there.

With the option still remaining for LG, they have instead opted to return to the platform of Windows, which still is the third most used OS in the world.

LG’s new device is named Lancet, and will run Windows 8.1 OS. With the way specs are merged, we definitely feel the effort aims at presenting a budget oriented Windows endeavor by LG.


The 4.5-inch screen will run a 480×854 resolution display. The rear cam is of 8MP, while the front cam has been kept the lowest with a VGA resolution snapper.

The Snapdragon 410 SoC packed inside features a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, and comes coupled with a RAM of 1GB. Internal memory sums up to 8GB, and can be expanded up to 128GB by means of microSD.

The LTE device will be coming with a 2,100 mAh battery, which is claimed as capable of delivering 18.5 hours of usage time.

The device is being priced at $120, along with $19.99 that will have you subscribed to the network for two years. The device will also be the first to feature HD calling in a Windows device.

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