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LG Optimus Sol Android 2.3 Gingerbread phone unveiled

LG Optimus Sol Android 2.3 Gingerbread phone unveiled

LG has unveiled a new addition to the burgeoning range of Optimus branded Android phones, having apparently copped a few lessons from domestic rival Samsung along the way.

Dubbed the Sol, LG’s new challenger packs a 3.8-inch WVGA screen that features the same Ultra AMOLED screen technology that’s become a hallmark of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy smartphones.

Elsewhere, it’s home to a five-megapixel rear-mounted snapper with autofocus, a 1GHz processor and expandable memory up to 32GB.

You’ll also get Android 2.3 (aka Gingerbread) out of the box, with LG’s Optimus custom user interface slathered over the top, and what LG dubs an “enhanced idle-based power management system that boosts battery life by up to 20 to per cent”.

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Dr Jong-seok Par, President and CEO of LG, said: “The Optimus Sol stands out from its competitors as the most affordable 1GHz 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.”

Pricing for the Sol has yet to be established. However, the fact that it’s being touted as an affordable device suggests it’ll most likely be in the £20-25 per month range on free phone deals.

According to LG, the handset will land next month and will be available in a range of region-specific colour options.

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