Verizon has officially announced the LG Enact, a 4-inch smartphone that features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and 4G LTE connectivity and costs only $20 on-contract. 


Well, that was quick. Not a day has passed since a leaked press image gave us a look at the LG Enact for Verizon, and the carrier has decided to make the device official. The Enact is as run-of-the-mill as other Android mid-rangers, but that physical QWERTY is something that will let it stand out from the crowd in a time when phones with slide-out keyboards are hard to come by.

In terms of specs, the Enact is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor, and flaunts a 4-inch WVGA (800 x 840) display, a 5-megapixel rear camera with 1080p video recording, VGA shooter on the front, 8GB of built-in memory and a microSD slot, and a large 2,460 battery to keep the lights on. The QWERTY slider runs on Android 4.1.2, along with LG’s software customizations like VuTalk, Quick Translator, QSlide 2.0, QuickMemo, Smart Screen, and more.

The LG Enact has been priced at $19.99 with the usual two-year contract ($349.99 when bought outright). Don’t expect to see this in other markets or carriers, though if it does, expect a name change to accompany it.

Source: Verizon