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LG’s upcoming Android Froyo phones, Optimus One and Optimus Chic

LG introduced two upcoming smartphones yesterday which is being powered by the latest stable Android OS, 2.2 also known as Froyo. If the first LG Android phone (Optimus GT450) doesn’t appeal to you, maybe the new LG Optimus Chic or the LG Optimus One would.

LG Optimus Chic (E720) for Style-Conscious Buyers

LG Optimus Chic

The LG Optimus Chic has a sleek and minimalist look and is available in two colors. It also offers an on-screen phone feature which allows users to remotely control the device from their PCs. Plus, via LG Air Sync, can wirelessly sync contacts, photos and other vital information with computer and cloud database. Compatible with DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), multimedia content can easily be shared with other DLNA certified devices such as TVs, AV systems and laptop computers.

  • 3.2 inches display @ 320×480 pixels
  • 600MHz processor
  • 150 MB internal memory, up to 32GB via microSD (2GB included)
  • HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 2Mbps
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g
  • Bluetooth 2.1 w/ A2DP
  • 5MP autofocus camera
  • VGA video recording @ 30fps
  • FM Radio tuner
  • GPS w/ aGPS support
  • 1250mAh Li-Po battery

LG Optimus One (P500) for a Better Smartphone Experience

LG Optimus One

The LG Optimus One is optimized for the Froyo platform and Google Mobile Services. It has a user friendly interface and includes the LG App Advisor which recommends 10 highly rated apps every 2 weeks. It also features a camera with face tracking and smile shot, a 3.2″ wide HVGA screen and a long-lasting 1500mAh capacity battery.

  • 3.2 inches display @ 320×480 pixels
  • 600MHz processor
  • 170 MB internal memory
  • up to 32GB via microSD
  • HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 2Mbps
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g
  • Bluetooth 2.1 w/ A2DP
  • 3.15MP autofocus camera
  • FM Radio tuner
  • GPS w/ aGPS support
  • 1500mAh Li-Po battery

One of the good things about Froyo is that you can install and run apps from your microSD which you can’t do with the Eclair (2.1).

There is no exact word yet on the local pricing and release date but it will be made available first in Europe in October for the Optimus One and November for the Optimus Chic. Asia-Pacific will soon follow. Hopefully in time for the holidays. Since these phones will compete with Sony Ericsson’s X10 Mini Pro and the HTC Wildfire, we expect the price to be in the range of Php15k to Ph20k max.

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