LG Optimus Chic and Optimus One

LG this morning added a pair of Android 2.2 smartphones to its Optimus line, the Optimus One (P500) and Optimus Chic (E720).

The Optimus One (seen above at right) is a 3.2-inch touchscreen device (320x480) with a 3-megapixel camera, 600MHz processor and a 1500mAh battery. Get full specs of the Optimus One here.

The Optimus Chic also is a 3.2-inch Android 2.2 device with the same screen resolution, processor and a 1250mAh battery. Its design is a bit more clean, however, with capacitive buttons beneath the screen. It also has DLNA media streaming. Get full specs of the Optimus Chic here.

Both phones run what appears to be a mostly stock Android 2.2 experience, not unlike what we saw on the Optimus Z.

As for any U.S. releases? You know the story. We'll have to hope and pray the carriers pick up either of these phones (and manage to not do too much damage to them in the process). That said, LG expects the Optimus One to be available in 90 nations with 120 partners, in Europe in October, followed by Asia. The Optimus Chic will be available in Europe in November, with Asia to follow.

More pics and presser after the break.

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The LG Optimus One

 

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The LG Optimus Chic

LG LAUNCHES NEW OPTIMUS SMARTPHONES WITH LATEST ANDROID PLATFORM FOR UNIVERSAL APPEAL
LG Optimus One and LG Optimus Chic Deliver Winning Blend of Optimal Performance, Latest in Google Mobile Technology and Stylish Design

SEOUL, Sep. 14, 2010 -- LG Electronics (LG) today launched LG Optimus One and LG Optimus Chic, two smartphones from the company’s Optimus series of smart devices. Powered by Android 2.2 (Froyo) and optimized for Google Mobile Services, the handsets will deliver the ultimate smartphone experience while offering easier accessibility for the growing number of consumers looking to purchase their first smartphone.

LG Optimus One and LG Optimus Chic are among the earliest smartphones to launch with Android 2.2, Froyo, the latest version of the Android platform, which allows for two to three times faster and smoother internet browsing, web-page loading, application pop-ups and multi-tasking.

The devices also enable professionals to easily sync with Outlook Calendar for improved productivity, while offering portable Wi-Fi hotspots to easily share a single 3G connection. The devices are optimized for popular Google Mobile Services including Google Voice Search™, Google Voice Actions™, Google Goggles™, Google Shopper™ and Google Maps™ with Navigation, and also offer access to Android Market with more than 80,000 applications.

LG Optimus One and LG Optimus Chic are developed based on consumer insight that first-time smartphone users have strong needs for obtaining information and handy application services. As a result, these two devices focused on offering instant information search and versatile application packages including Google Mobile Service and even quality application advising functions.

“LG is offering the gateway into the smartphone world with the LG Optimus One and the LG Optimus Chic that offer the distinctive benefits of smartphones, in intuitive, approachable packages,” said Skott Ahn, CEO and president of LG Mobile Communications Company. “LG has a vision of helping people access information fast and easily, no matter where they are. We believe the Optimus series will play a significant role in accomplishing our vision.”

LG Optimus One: Building a Newer, Better Smartphone Experience

In creating the LG Optimus One “with Google™”, a team of R&D experts at LG incorporated and optimized the device for the Froyo platform and Google Mobile Services. What transpired is a smartphone that blends superb design and with ease of use, making it the perfect entry point for prospective smartphone owners.

Featuring a fun, user-friendly user interface, LG Optimus One also includes the exclusive LG App Advisor, which recommends 10 highly rated applications every two weeks. The uniquely designed LG UI (user interface) and sleek new accessories such as carkit cradle offer users easier and more intuitive ways to enjoy all the benefits of the brand-new Froyo.

The phone also features a camera with face tracking and smile shot, a 3.2” wide HVGA screen and a long-lasting 1500mAh capacity battery.

LG Optimus Chic: Best Smartphone for Style-Conscious Buyers

LG Optimus Chic’s, curved lines provide a solid grip and the two-color variants make the smartphone as stylish as the person carrying it. LG Optimus Chic’s touch-sensitive buttons complete the device’s sleek and minimalist look.

LG Optimus Chic also offers a unique on-screen phone feature which allows users to remotely control the device from their PCs. Plus, via LG Air Sync, it keeps users up-to-date with its ability to 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.

To announce the launch of LG Optimus One and LG Optimus Chic, LG hosted a unique interactive virtual news conference from Seoul. The video of the event can be viewed at both the LG Mobile Global Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/LGMobileHQ) LG Mobile Global YouTube Page (http://www.youtube.com/LGMobileHQ).

LG Optimus One will be available in over 90 countries via 120 partners. It will arrive in most of Europe in October followed by other EMEA and Asia-Pacific countries. LG Optimus Chic will be available in Europe starting in November with other markets in Asia-Pacific to follow soon after.

 
There are 7 comments

dante501 says:

Why do they even still make those underpowered smartphones still? In a age of Evo Epic Droid X Nexus One HD2 Droid 2 and the Samsung Galaxy phones. Why even still bother making all those weak phones? Just saying.

Under powered hardware + over layered skin + Fugly design = FAIL!

likwidsoul says:

With 600mhz processors and froyo already on board these two phones should feel very smooth. Kind of sad that the droid og specs are now mid level. But my phone still keeps up with my mother in-laws droid x and I don't even have to overclock.

Smokexz says:

Well I doubt anyone will get rid of their current phone for this, more like the IdeOS like a newbie introductory device

LG + outdated specs = Yawn

Sure I like that more companies are getting in the game but these look like they were cheaply produced for pre-paid services not big name carriers.

JohnB101 says:

I was expecting more from LG. LG said they were going to sell Optimus One to 120 countries (more than Samsung’s Galaxy S), so I was hoping that they will have at least similar specs, but apparently no.

Both of these devices are using “600MHz” processor. Given what’s available on the market, it is probably Qualcomm MSM7227, which is also used by HTC Legend and LG Optimus GT540. Although much better than yesterday’s 528MHz processors, those are slow by today’s standard:

http://smartphonebenchmarks.com

(Look for results for HTC Legend/GT540)

Much less memory too. I think LG should try harder!

Nirvana328 says:

I think it's great that more manufacturers are shipping their phones loaded with Android 2.2, and on a side note it's interesting that a 600 MHz phone is shipping with a 1500mAh battery. Now if only the manufacturers of the high end phones would wake up and power their phones with bigger batteries like LG did.