It looks like LG has formally announced their latest offering — the LG Optimus Sol. The handset is expected to debut in Europe beginning in mid-September, which will be followed in other regions such as Central and South America shortly after. That being said, so far LG has remained quite in terms of the pricing, however they did let us know that the Optimus Sol would be available in three colors — black, white and titanium. As for the color availability, that will vary depending on the region.
Otherwise, in terms of specs, the Optimus Sol features a 3.8 inch WVGA Ultra AMOLED touchscreen display, 1GHz processor and 5 megapixel camera. Touching back on that display for a moment, according to LG, the “Sol is aptly named for its high clarity display which makes content easy to see even in bright and sunny conditions.” And lastly, the Optimus Sol measures in at 9.8mm thick and will arrive running Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Keep reading to check out a few more images of the handset along with the full press release…
LG DIVERSIFIES SMARTPHONE LINE-UP WITH USER-FRIENDLY OPTIMUS SOL
New Phone Boasts Elegant Design, First-Class Display, Great Multimedia Connectivity
SEOUL, Aug. 22, 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 color 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.