LG Unveils LG Optimus Sol

LG Electronics (LG) has announced its latest addition to the LG Optimus smart phone range. The mobile phone, code named LG-E730 or LG Optimus Sol runs on the Android operating system and comes with an Ultra AMOLED display.

LG Optimus Sol will be available in black, titan and white colours (availability of colours depends on the region) and it will be launched in Europe next month. The exact launch date and price for India was not available as of now.

Optimus Sol has a 1GHz processor, Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset and runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system. But the highlight of the device is its Ultra AMOLED display that has a two-fold advanced reflection rate compared to standard AMOLED displays and hence it reduces image quality degradation, according to LG.

Samsung Galaxy S2's AMOLED display and iPhone 4's Retina display are among the best mobile handset displays currently available in the market, but with LG's Ultra AMOLED hitting the market, the competition could just get that much hotter.

The mobile phone comes with a 3.8 inches (480 x 800 pixels resolution) Ultra AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16 million colours and its internal memory can be extended up to 32GB with the help of a MicroSD card.

It includes a 5 mega pixel auto focus rear camera and a front facing camera for video calling. Sol has Flash 10.1 and provides Wi-Fi Direct and DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) connectivity options. A new power management system has been added in the mobile phone that the company claims will boost battery life by 20 to 30 percent.

"The Optimus Sol stands out from its competitors as the most affordable 1 GHz Android smartphone with an AMOLED display," said Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.