LG Turns up the heat with the Sol

LG have just announced this, the Optimus Sol. It’s only 9.8mm thick and runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). Other highlights are the 5 megapixel camera, DLNA (Media Sharing), WiFi, 1GHz CPU (512MB RAM / 2GB ROM), microSD expansion, Bluetooth 3.0, aGPS, FM radio, 3.5mm audio jack and a 3.8″ WVGA Ultra AMOLED screen.

It’ll be arriving here in Europe by mid-Septrember with Central and South America following shortly after. A black, titan and white version will be available. Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG, seems to suggest that this model will be fairly cheap..


The Optimus Sol stands out from its competitors as the most affordable 1 GHz Android smartphone with an AMOLED display. By introducing a no-nonsense phone that boasts one of the best displays on the market, we think we have a real winner for consumers looking for a subtle but visually stunning phone.

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LG Turns up the heat with the Sol

LG DIVERSIFIES SMARTPHONE LINE-UP WITH USER-FRIENDLY OPTIMUS SOL

New Phone Boasts Elegant Design, First-Class Display, Great Multimedia Connectivity

Slough, Berkshire, 22 August 2011 –– LG Electronics (LG) today announced the latest addition to the LG Optimus smartphone series: the LG Optimus Sol (LG-E730). Running on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform, the LG Optimus Sol offers 9.8mm slimness with a brilliant 3.8-inch “Ultra AMOLED” display. Sol is aptly named for its high clarity display which makes content easy to see even in bright and sunny conditions.

“The Optimus Sol stands out from its competitors as the most affordable 1 GHz Android smartphone with an AMOLED display,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “By introducing a no-nonsense phone that boasts one of the best displays on the market, we think we have a real winner for consumers looking for a subtle but visually stunning phone.”

With a depth of only 9.8mm, the LG Optimus Sol boasts a sophisticated design, solid feel and enhanced user experience. Users can enjoy a great web browsing performance thanks to the 1GHz CPU, as well as enhanced Flash 10.1. on a 3.8-inch WVGA Ultra AMOLED display with a superior colour gamut. The new and improved Ultra AMOLED display has a two-fold advanced reflection rate compared to standard AMOLED displays, and reduces image quality degradation.

The device uses an enhanced idle-based power management system that boosts battery life by 20 to 30 percent. With the Dark UI selected, the Optimus Sol utilizes less white light in order to extend the battery life performance. The phone includes a 5.0MP camera for fast auto-shuttering, auto-focusing and shot-to-shot. Users can also take full advantage of multimedia connectivity via onscreen links to DLNA and Wi-Fi Direct.

This new handset will be introduced in Europe beginning mid-September, followed by roll-outs in Central and South America. The Optimus Sol will be available in black, titan and white, availability depending on the region.

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  • Matt

    Reading the specs sheet, this seems like a very good budget phone and a worthy successor to my Orange San Fran. More so than the lack lustre Monte Carlo.

    BTW, it has a 800×480 resolution.

    Pity there is no flash on the camera.