Verizon's first Windows Phone of 2015 is the LG Lancet, now available for $19.99 on-contract [Update]

Update Verizon is now showing that the on-contract price for the LG Lancet is just $19.99 as a special sale price, rather than $69.99.

Original story: Yesterday, a rumor suggested that the Verizon-bound LG Lancet would be available starting May 21, but it looks like the carrier decided to pull the trigger on the phone ahead of ahead of schedule. The Lancet is now up for sale from Verizon for $69.99 on a new two-year contract and $120 outright. If you're looking to go with a monthly payment plan, you can grab the handset for $5 a month for 24 months.

Targeted at the entry-level segment, the Lancet includes features normally found in LG's Android-based models, such as KnockOn, through which you can double tap to wake the screen, and Gesture Shot, which allows you to automatically click pictures from the front camera through gestures. Here's a list of the hardware that's on offer with the Lancet:

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Operating SystemWindows Phone 8.1
CPU1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916)
Display size4.5-inches
Display resolution854 x 480
Internal storage8GB (4GB usable)
microSD card slotYes (microSDXC compatible)
Dimensions5.11 in x 2.55 in x 0.42 in
Rear camera8MP (1080p video recording)
Front cameraVGA
Wifi802.11 b/g/n
LG featuresKnock On (double tap to wake), QuickMemo, Gesture Shot (front facing camera only), Soft Light for selfies (front facing camera only), Live Shot (LG camera only)

Verizon is also set to launch the Lumia 735 shortly. Based on the specs and the asking price, what do you guys make of the LG Lancet?

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Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.