LG Lucid 2 (Verizon)
The LG Lucid 2 from Verizon. LG

Today, Verizon announced that it will offer a sequel to its LG Lucid, starting April 4. Aptly named the LG Lucid 2, the handset will be free, after users sign a two-year contract.

The 4G LTE device will sport a 4.3-inch qHD IPS display and a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera that can record 1080p HD video.

Powering the handset is a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Krait processor, and a 2,460mAh battery that will have wireless-charging capabilities when users purchase a special battery cover from LG.

As for storage, users will get 8GB of onboard storage and 1GB of RAM. A microSD card slot is included and is expandable up to 64GB.

Other features include Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, Bluetooth 4.0, and QuickMemo, LG's flagship note-taking app.

From what we suspected last month, the Lucid 2 is indeed the U.S. variant of the Optimus F5 we saw during MWC 2013 in February.

The device is aimed at first-time smartphone users. It'll cost $349.99 off-contract, but by giving it away for free with a carrier agreement, it's a surefire way to attract new customers to Verizon.

Editor's Note: Updated on Wednesday, 11:08 a.m. PT with additional pricing information.