LG announces Optimus Sol, an affordable 1GHz Android smartphone with an AMOLED display

LG Optimus Sol

LG today announced the latest member in the LG Optimus smartphone series. The LG Optimus Sol is an affordable Android 2.3 based smartphone that boasts a simple yet elegant design, and runs on a single-core 1 GHz processor. Most notably, the smartphone features a 3.8 inch “Ultra AMOLED” WVGA resolution display, that, according to LG, offers reduced image quality degradation in direct sunlight in comparison to standard AMOLED displays.

“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.”                     

In addition to that, the Optimus Sol benefits from what LG calls ”Dark UI”. It’s essentially a new power management feature that uses less white light to extend the battery life by up to 30 percent. Tucked inside the 9.8 mm thick body of Optimus Sol is also a 5 Mpix ‘shot-to-shot’ camera, and full range of multimedia connectivity features including DLNA and Wi-Fi Direct.

Beginning mid-September, the LG Optimus Sol will first make its appearance on the store shelves in Europe, followed by roll-outs in Central and South America. Depending on the region, you’ll be able to hunt down this affordable handset in black, titan and white colour schemes.

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