LG has announced two new Optimus family smartphones – Optimus Pro and Optimus Net. Both these new Optimus devices will come loaded with Android 2.3 Gingerbread update. Appearing to mid-range affordable handsets, Optimus Pro is Qwerty keypad featuring candy bar handset while the Optimus Net is a full touchscreen device. Apparently, LG will introduce Optimus Net with different versions for different markets and both devices will be made available in 30 markets starting with Europe.
LG is aiming at the lucrative mid-range Android smartphone category with two new easy looking handsets. The Optimus Pro is a portrait bar Qwerty handset and sports 2.8 inch capacitive touchscreen display. It’s the first touch and type handset from LG. Featuring an 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7227T processor with 256 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM, the Optimus Pro is aimed at the social networking and texting fanatics with a flavor of Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Optimus UI on it.
It has 3 megapixel camera that supports 4x Zoom and capable video recording at VGA 24 frames per second. Apart from all that, the Optimus Pro has the accelerometer and proximity sensors. For wireless connectivity, this handset offers Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n) and also capable of creating WiFi hotspot. Other features include a FM Radio, 3.5mm Audio jack, and 1500 mAh battery.
While the full screen LG Optimus Net has 3.2 inch capacitive touch display with HVGA (320×480) pixel resolution. Featuring the same 800 Mhz Qualcomm MSM7227T processor, 512 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM, the Optimus Net will feature Gingerbread with Optimus UI 2.0 layered on top of it. Other features of this touchscreen handset includes 3.0 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), 1500mAh battery and A-GPS support.
LG will sell different versions of the Optimus Net in different markets. For instance, Optimus Net with near field communication chip will be sold in Europe. For Asia, China, Brazil and CIS region, LG will offer these phones with dual-SIM feature.
These new handsets can be expected to prices somewhere around Rs. 15,000 or higher for Indian region.