LG unveiled the specs and set the launch dates for the previously announced Optimus One and Optimus Chic. This Android duo are designed to attract new users to Google’s mobile platform and are part of a larger push into Android by LG. Under the hood, both handsets are similar and include an entry-level 600MHz processor, a 3.2-inch HVGA (320×480) capacitive touchscreen display, Google services, 2GB microSD with expansion up to 32GB, 802.11 b/g WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, an FM radio, and Android 2.2.
The Optimus One is the entry-level offering with a 3-megapixel camera with autofocus, 18fps video capture at VGA resolution, 1500 mAh battery, and LG’s custom UI which overlays Android 2.2. The Optimus One also includes LG App Advisor, an app recommendation engine designed to make it easy for new users to find and install apps.
While the Optimus One offers entry-level sensibilities, the Optimus Chic is for the fashionista who wants to check his or her email in style. The Chic is available in two color variations and includes touch-sensitive buttons for a sleek and minimalistic look. The Chic features a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus, 30fps video capture at VGA resolution, and DLNA media sharing. The Optimus Chic also includes LG Air Sync, a wireless syncing program that lets owners share their contacts, photos, and other information with a computer and the cloud.
The Optimus One will be available in 90 countries on 120 carriers in Europe and Asia. This entry-level Android offering will debut first in Europe in October with EMEA and Asia-Pacific to follow soon after. The Optimus Chic will follow the same geographic launch strategy starting in November. Pricing is not available but I would expect the final cost of ownership to be on the low-end as the Optimus One and Optimus Chic are entry-level offerings destined for highly competitive markets.
[Via Press Release]
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