We’re here at the LG virtual press conference and LG have just announced their LG Optimus One (LG-P500) and LG Optimus Chic. The quad-band Optimus One runs on a 600MHz CPU but gets a 1500mAh battery for around 7 and a half hours of talk-time. It’ll run Android 2.2 (FroYo) and comes with the usual sensors, a digital compass, GPS, FM radio, Bluetooth 2.1, microSD card expansion and a 3 megapixel camera.
The LG Optimus Chic (LG-E720) has the same CPU but a 1250mAh battery. This also comes with the usual WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, Android 2.2 OS, FM radio, GPS, sensors and microSD expansion but has a 5 megapixel camera.
Both have capacitive 3.2″ HVGA (320 x 480) screens. The LG optimus One will be available in Europe from October with Optimus Chic from November. We’ve just added a stack of photos of both devices and full specs on the links below. Click on for the full press release.
LG Optimus One and LG Optimus Chic Deliver Winning Blend of Optimal Performance, Latest in Google Mobile Technology and Stylish Design
London, Sep. 14, 2010 — LG Electronics (LG) today launched LG Optimus One and LG Optimus Chic, two smartphones from the companyâ€™s Optimus series of smart devices. Powered by Android 2.2 (Froyo) and optimised for Google Mobile Services, the handsets will deliver the ultimate smartphone experience while offering easier accessibility for the growing number of consumers looking to purchase their first smartphone.
LG Optimus One and LG Optimus Chic are among the earliest smartphones to launch with Android 2.2, Froyo, the latest version of the Android platform, which allows for two to three times faster and smoother internet browsing, web-page loading, application pop-ups and multi-tasking.
The devices also enable professionals to easily sync with Outlook Calendar for improved productivity, while offering portable Wi-Fi hotspots to easily share a single 3G connection. The devices are optimised for popular Google Mobile Services including Google Voice Searchâ„¢, Google Voice Actionsâ„¢, Google Gogglesâ„¢, Google Shopperâ„¢ and Google Mapsâ„¢ with Navigation, and also offer access to Android Market with more than 80,000 applications.
LG Optimus One and LG Optimus Chic are developed based on consumer insight that first-time smartphone users have strong needs for obtaining information and handy application services. As a result, these two devices focused on offering instant information search and versatile application packages including Google Mobile Service and even quality application advising functions.
â€œLG is offering the gateway into the smartphone world with the LG OPTIMUS One and the LG OPTIMUS Chic that offer the distinctive benefits of smartphones, in intuitive, approachable packages,â€� said Skott Ahn, CEO and president of LG Mobile Communications Company. â€œLG has a vision of helping people access information fast and easily, no matter where they are. We believe the OPTIMUS series will play a significant role in accomplishing our vision.â€�
LG Optimus One: Building a Newer, Better Smartphone Experience
In creating the LG OPTIMUS One â€œwith Googleâ„¢â€�, a large team of R&D experts from LG incorporated and optimised the device for the Froyo platform and Google Mobile Services.
Featuring a fun, user-friendly user interface, LG Optimus One also includes the exclusive LG App Advisor, which recommends 10 highly rated applications every two weeks.
The uniquely designed LG UI (user interface) and sleek new accessories such as carkit cradle offer users easier and more intuitive ways to enjoy all the benefits of the brand-new Froyo.
The phone also features a camera with face tracking and smile shot, a 3.2â€� wide HVGA screen and a long-lasting 1500mAh capacity battery.
LG Optimus Chic: Best Smartphone for Style-Conscious Buyers
LG Optimus Chicâ€™s, curved lines provide a solid grip and the two-color variants make the smartphone as stylish as the person carrying it. LG Optimus Chicâ€™s touch-sensitive buttons complete the deviceâ€™s sleek and minimalist look.
LG Optimus Chic also offers a unique on-screen phone feature which allows users to remotely control the device from their PCs. Plus, via LG Air Sync, it keeps users up-to-date with its ability to wirelessly sync contacts, photos and other vital information with computer and cloud database. Compatible with DLNAâ„¢ (Digital Living Network Alliance), multimedia content can easily be shared with other DLNA certified devices such as TVs, AV systems and laptop computers.
To announce the launch of LG Optimus One and LG Optimus Chic, LG hosted a unique interactive virtual news conference from Seoul. The video of the event can be viewed at both the LG Mobile Global Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/LGMobileHQ) LG Mobile Global YouTube Page (http://www.youtube.com/LGMobileHQ).