Ah, we hear you say, exactly which Optimus model is this a sequel too? It’s a good question, as LG’s Optimus range has more models than Porsche’s 911, and we’d have to go all the way back to the beginning 0f 2010 to find a phone simply called ‘Optimus.”
Comparing the spec of the new Optimus 2 against that of the early 2010 GT540 Optimus is a little unfair, as the original came with Android 1.6! However, what’s surprising about the Optimus 2 is it only has minor improvements over the 18-month old GT540, making us question the point.
Obviously aimed at first-time smarphone owners, here’s the Optimus 2′s feature list:
- A 3.2-inch touchscreen with a 320 x 480 pixel resolution.
- An 800MHz processor.
- A 3.2 megapixel camera.
- Bluetooth 3.0.
The Optimus 2 will use Android Gingerbread though, which has proven itself to still be highly usable on lower-spec phones.
At this time, the phone has only appeared on LG’s US site with a CDMA radio, but it would be a surprise if the company didn’t introduce a GSM version over the coming months. While it probably won’t take centre-stage there, it’s possible the Optimus 2 will get its launch during CES 2012 next week.