LG has confirmed it’s latest Android handset: the Optimus Sol (LG-E370) will be coming to Europe in September.
Running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the Sol includes a 3.8-inch Ultra AMOLED display (it’s brightness inspiring the name Sol) and 1Ghz processor.
We first heard about the Sol last month when some pictures and video leaked from German website Bestboyz, but LG has officially confirmed all specification. LG is pitching it as a mid-priced phone, sitting under the dual-core LG Optimus 2X in the company’s smartphone line-up.
According to LG’s Dr Jong-seok Park the Optimus Sol is: ‘The most affordable 1Ghz Android smartphone with an AMOLED display…..By introducing a nononsense 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.”
At just 9.8mm deep, the phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 processor and 512Mb RAM. Storage is just 150Mb, but a 2GB microSD card is supplied.
Connectivity includes DLNA, WiFi and 3G, but no NFC, although interestingly the official specifications say that an:‘NFC Model is separate,’ suggesting one is coming soon.
Other features include a power management system to help enhance the battery life, up to 30% and Dark UI feature, which when activated uses less white light, saving the battery life. The LG Optimus Sol shoots 5-megapixel stills, but surprisingly the movies are VGA quality.
The LG Optimus Sol will be be available in Europe in September, in black and titan, we’ve contacted LG to see when it will come back to the UK and we’ll let you know as soon as possible.