Verizon may offer LG Optimus F5 as Lucid 2

The new midrange LG smartphone introduced at Mobile World Congress could soon find a home at Verizon Wireless.

Verizon could be first in line to carry the Optimus F5 in the United States. CNET

Verizon Wireless may be the first U.S. carrier to offer one of LG's brand-spankin'-new Optimus F5 Android smarphones.

According to a set of alleged press photos obtained by UnwiredView, Verizon will carry the Optimus F5 as a followup to the LG Lucid. Introduced just last week at Mobile World Congress, the LG Optimus F5 features a 4.3-inch qHD display, a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB RAM, and 8GB internal storage. The handset, powered by Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, will likely be priced low to attract new smartphone buyers.

Reportedly, Verizon will announce the Lucid 2 within the next few weeks.

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