It seems that Sprint and one of its prepaid MVNO brands, Virgin Mobile, will get their own versions of the LG Optimus Net. Dubbed LG Optimus Elite, it is said that it’s an NFC-enabled smartphone with low-to-mid range specs that include a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen, 800MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with flash, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, GPS, and 4GB of built-in storage that is further expandable with microSD cards. In other words, it’s one of those devices made for first-time smartphone buyers.
The rumor goes on suggesting Sprint’s Elite will be launched first, followed by Virgin’s — all by the end of May. The Elite will replace the Optimus S (Sprint) and Optimus V (Virgin Mobile), which are the two carriers’ versions of the Optimus One.
We’ll keep following this story and let you know as soon as we hear something new. Stay tuned in the meantime, k?