Last night LG had a press launch event, and there they announced the upcoming release of the LG Optimus One which is the bigger (better) brother of the LG Optimus. It features a HVGA 3.2″ capacitive display, 600MHz CPU, Android 2.2 & a 3.2MP camera.

Neerav Bhatt was on the scene to check it out, and said that the Optimus One benchmarked the same as the HTC Desire running 2.1, so this isn’t a slow device, and an even bigger plus, it isn’t a resistive screen like the LG Optimus. The Optimus One will be released on Optus during October for $349 or on low-end caps, and it will also come with a full GPS Kit valued at $99 (Mount, Car Charger, GPS Maps).

This device certainly looks more promising than the original Optimus.

Source: Neerav Bhatt.
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coder
coder
9 years ago

Are we there yet??

Zathraszero
Zathraszero
9 years ago

There is something about LG mobiles that I just can’t commit myself to buy again. Even with its 600MHz processor

Dylan
Dylan
9 years ago

+1 brainbeat. im seriously considering this if its unlocked.. then i can use vha 🙂

Nicholas
Nicholas
9 years ago

also any idea if it supports Multi touch?

coder
coder
Reply to  Nicholas
9 years ago

Its said to have a capacitive display, so yes it supports multitouch.

Nicholas
Nicholas
Reply to  coder
9 years ago

thats no always the case though is it? look at the X10

Cooper
Cooper
Reply to  coder
9 years ago

Yeap it supports multi-touch from what i’ve read

rezwan
rezwan
Reply to  coder
9 years ago

It supports multi-touch..watch the launch press conference on youtube..HTC ARIA was a disappointment …hope this one will be within $29 price range..

Nicholas
Nicholas
9 years ago

if this comes out on the $29 cap, would you rate it over the X10?

BrainBeat
BrainBeat
9 years ago

This is another interesting low end option. Will the $349 be outright and unlocked?

Digi
Digi
9 years ago

Finally.. A decent resolution on a cheap device! Also nice to see the inclusion of a maps service that doesn’t use data, especially if it’s going to be prepaid.
Doesn’t say in the article, but is that a vanilla release of 2.2? I hope so!

coder
coder
Reply to  Digi
9 years ago

From the picture, it doesn’t look like vanilla Android. The App icons at the very bottom of the screen are the giveaway 😉 Looks TouchWiz-esque.

TechHead
TechHead
Reply to  Digi
9 years ago

Los to be a mostly vanilla ui that lg has slightly revamped to allow app sporting into categories. See this article http://www.goodgearguide.com.au/article/360710/lg_unwraps_optimus_one_optimus_chic/?utm_content=awesm-site&utm_medium=idg.to-twitter&utm_source=direct-idg.to

TechHead
TechHead
Reply to  TechHead
9 years ago

Typing Fail!! First word should be ‘looks’ not ‘los’.

TechHead
TechHead
9 years ago

Looks to be good value but I can’t help but feel ripped off that LG are not releasing their top tier smartphone first. I hope this isn’t ala Motorola holding back their best for overseas then giving it to us

TechHead
TechHead
Reply to  TechHead
9 years ago

Oops, cont. giving it to us later on when its way out of date. Hello Moto (Milestone) 🙁

PseudoEdge
PseudoEdge
9 years ago

Much better than their original offering. Pricing is quite cheap and if it comes to Virgin on a $29 Cap, i’ll be seriously considering it.