Watch out Samsung, HTC and other Android smartphone vendors. LG Electronics today launched two new members for the Optimus smartphone series dubbed the the LG Optimus One and Optimus Chic. They are targetted for first-time smartphone users and use Froyo, the latest Android 2.2 platform, to enable faster browsing and smoother multitasking. An interestesting feature common to both phones is the ability to create portable Wi-Fi hotspots for multiple devices to share a single 3G connection.
The LG Optimus One is equipped with a 3.2in HVGA screen and a 1500mAh battery that reportedly provides more than seven hours of talk time. The device includes “App advisor”, a tool that recommends ten highly rated apps every fortnight.
The LG Optimus Chic is a minimalist phone aimed squarely for the youth market is supplied with touch-sensitive buttons. A unique on-screen feature allows users to remotely control the device from their PC. The handset is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) -compatible, and content is easily shared with other DLNA devices such as TVs, AV systems and laptops.
No information is available about availability and pricing yet, but LG being LG, we can bet that it will be very competetively prices and offer a very strong value proposition to contemporary phones such as the Samsung Galaxy and the HTC Evo. We will look forward to review one of the phones soon on DazeInfo.
Check out the official product video from LG :