The Optimus 2 Tip-Toes Quietly on to LG Website

Following Samsung’s announcement of the mid-range Galaxy Ace Plus yesterday, LG has also revealed an updated version of its own popular reasonably priced Android phone, the Optimus.

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.
  • Wi-Fi.
  • GPS.

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.

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