LG Optimus Sol Wrap-up: Specs, Price, Availability
“The Optimus Sol stands out from its competitors as the most affordable 1GHz Android smartphone with an AMOLED display." --- Dr. Jong-seok Park, CEO of LG
Once again, LG Electronics is set to release the latest addition to its Optimus smartphone series. The LG E720 Optimus Sol, formerly named as “Victor”, is an Android 2.3 Gingerbread-based handset that comes with a 3.8″ Ultra AMOLED display and 9.8mm thickness, making it one of the slimmest phones to hit the store shelves this year.
The manufacturer named it as “Sol” (Spanish term for “Sun”) not because it has something to do with a solar-powered phone, but because it has an AMOLED display which enables users to read the screen’s texts easily even under bright and sunny settings. Its display feature is capable of reducing the image quality degradation, and also brings out a two-fold advanced reflection rate. Another thing that LG Optimus Sol is heavily promoting is its new power saving technique, which decreases the use of white light for a longer battery life.
Discover more superb features of Optimus Sol below:
Phone Size: 122.5 x 62.5 x 9.8 mm (dimensions)
CPU: 1 GHz processor, Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset
OS: Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread
Browser: Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Display: An Ultra AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16 million colors. It features the Optimus UI 2.0, an accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, proximity sensor for auto turn-off, multi-touch input method, and touch-sensitive controls.
Display Size: 480 x 800 pixels, 3.8 inches
Sound: Supports MP3 ringtones, with loudspeaker support and 3.5mm jack.
Networks: 2G (GSM 850/900/1800/1900), 3G (HSDPA 900/2100), GPRS, WLAN, Bluetooth, DLNA and WiFi Direct connectivity.
Memory: 2 GB RAM (150 MB user-available), 512 MB RAM, microSD support (expandable up to 32GB), 2GB included
Camera: a VGA front-facing camera, and a 5-megapixel rear camera (2592х1944 pixel) with autofocus. Supports Geo-tagging and video capturing (VGA@24fps)
Battery: Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh
JAVA Applications: SNS integration, Digital compass, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, MP4 player, MP3 player, Document viewer, Organizer, Voice memo, Predictive text input (Swype Integration).
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
LG has not yet unveiled the official pricing details for the anticipated LG Optimus Sol, but the phone is expected to be retailed in a much cheaper cost like the LG Optimus Black. Meanwhile, earlier rumors have hinted that the smartphone will be available for Rs. 18,000 in India and $300 in U.S.
The Optimus Sol was already introduced in Asia, and will be released in Europe sometime in September 2011, with Central and South America launching afterwards. The phone will come in black, titan and white colors.