The new Optimus Me features Google’s Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system, along with a 2.8-inch capacitive-touchscreen LCD panel and 600MHz processor.
The phone features a 3MP image sensor, 1280mAh Lithium-ion battery and comes with the Android Market app.
The phone will sell outright for $229 from retailers including Big-W and Dick Smith stores.
What’s interesting is that it shows you just how expensive capacitive-touchscreen panels are. Telco giant Telstra recently released a very similar phone with same processor speed and screen size as a prepaid for $99. Granted, the Telstra SmartTouch is locked to Telstra’s 3G network but even so, there is still a premium to be had for capacitive touchscreens.
The LG phone has full frame-rate playback at 6480×480-pixel resolution (VGA) of H.264 video, which is a reasonable effort given the screen resolution itself is only 240×320-pixels.
The Optimus Me is also known as the LG P350. Specs below.
Key Features of the LG Optimus Me:
- 2.8-inch TFT capacitive touch screen (QVGA)
- 2GB user memory (Inbox) and support for up to 32GB external memory
- 600MHz CPU
- 3-megapixel camera
- 1,280 mAh battery
- Launch colour : Black
- Video Play Back: 30fps@VGA(MPEG-4/H.263/H.264/DivX)
- Video Recording: 30fps@VGA(MPEG-4/H.243)
- AndroidTM 2.2 Froyo
- Stereo FM radio