There were no surprises today, at LG's Optimus event. The company announced what it was expected to announce – the LG Optimus One and Optimus Chic Android-powered smartphones. Both handsets will be running Android 2.2 Froyo, and are actually pretty similar in terms of specs. The biggest differentiator is the design, with the One being a more neutral-looking handset, while the Chic is trying to deliver more in the style department.
Both the LG Optimus One and Optimus Chic are introduced as appropriate devices for first-time smartphone users, due to their presumable affordability. They will sport healthy-sized 3.2-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreens – thankfully LG has decided to part ways with the resistive tech it used with the original LG Optimus. Regarding the rest of the specs, all standard stuff is here including GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and microSD card slots. The hopefully smooth operation of the system will be guaranteed by a 600MHz CPU, while the photo-taking capabilities of the Optimus One will be governed by a 3MP AF camera, with the Optimus Chic excelling in this category with its 5MP shooter. The Chic will also offer DLNA, while the secret weapon of the One seems to be an app called LG App Advisor, the purpose of which will be to present you with a list of ten highly-rated apps every two weeks. On top of Android 2.2, LG will be laying out its own interface implementation, to add a sense of customization.
The LG Optimus One will be ready to roll in Europe, starting October, and the Optimus Chic will make its way to European stores in November. Both handsets will have an Asia-Pacific launch shortly after.
LG Optimus One Specifications
LG Optimus Chic Specifications