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While it's probably safe to assume the bulk of our readers are after the highest-end handset out when upgrade time comes, there's undoubtedly also those who need to stay on a budget. LG's Lucid was a handset that I feel like helped spark a new era for the budget market: affordable phones that don't completely suck. Verizon must've felt the same way, because the Lucid saw a sequel with last year's aptly-name Lucid 2.

Now famed leaker @evleaks has graced our screens with what appears to be the third iteration of the Lucid line. The handset doesn't actually look half bad on the outside, but it's still too early to say what kind of performance and/or price point to expect from the assumedly-budget handset, as spec details aren't yet available. Either way, if you're interested in replacing the first-gen Lucid with a similar handset, this may be one to watch for in the near future.

@evleaks

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • taxi333

    Dear Verizon, just give me the Z2 this year and I'll be a happy customer

    • chris125

      We can only hope

      • Barnassey

        Wont happen. sony almost always keys their phones to GSM networks. A few break ranks (xperia play) but mostly ATT and tmobile.

  • fonix232

    Too Samsung-y, plus, seriously, hardware buttons? Back seems to be the same patterned flimsy-shiny plastic they used on the G2, otherwise not that bad looking.

  • abqnm

    Looks like a G2 and a GS4 had a baby. And then took said baby to a tattoo parlor and said cover that bitch with as much Verizon and LG ink as you can.

  • abqnm

    Looks like a G2 and a GS4 had a baby. And then took said baby to a tattoo parlor and said cover that bitch with as much Verizon and LG ink as you can.

  • Cael

    And this is why Verizon did not get the G-Flex.

  • Cesar

    It looks like they're using the Verizon Messages app as the stock texting app...

  • duse

    Lol @ menu key on KitKat. Hint to LG: even Samsung stopped doing this, so you're literally the only ones now. Please learn design.

    • MistiXF

      So you basically want every phone to look the same, huh?

      • duse

        Has nothing to do with that. Menu key is defunct and deprecated, it's as simple as that. Its presence will only confuse users on KitKat where many apps have no menu at all (see new Play Store, etc.). The key will either do nothing or simply redundantly open side the side nav drawer.

  • KlausWillSeeYouNow

    Looks just like my Optimus G Pro!

  • Godspoken

    Do my eyes deceive me, or is this a nice 16:10?