The Verizon-exclusive Pantech Perception finally has an official release date, announced by the carrier in a press release: April 25.
The smartphone (which made an FCC visit two months ago, proving that it’s not an exact copy of AT&T’s Pantech Discover, as previously rumored), also has an official price tag. Verizon says that you’ll be able to get it for $99 with a two-year agreement, after a $50 mail-in rebate. It will be available in stores, as well as on the carrier’s website.
What you get for that money is a 4G LTE smartphone that’s running Ice Cream Sandwich (with the promise of a Jelly Bean upgrade coming soon) and has a 4.8-inch 720p Super AMOLED screen.
The Pantech Perception also packs an 8-megapixel camera on its back and a 2-megapixel one on the front, as well as 16GB of internal memory and features a technology called “Motion Sense,” which allows you to perform a variety of tasks by just moving your hand over the screen, including answering calls, changing the song that’s playing or the image in the gallery that’s showing on the screen.
Verizon doesn’t mention other specs, but it was revealed in the FCC docs that the Perception would have a dual-core 1.5GHz S4 Plus CPU, as well as 1GB of RAM.