LG Optimus One and Optimus Chic unveiled!

LG Optimus One and Optimus Chic unveiled!

LG also held an online webcast this afternoon to introduce two new Android Froyo 2.2. smartphones — the LG Optimus One and the LG Optimus Chic.

The two aren’t really flagship phones but more like entry-level to mid-level Android smartphones.

LG Optimus Chic E720
3.2 inches display @ 320×480 pixels
600MHz processor
150 MB internal memory
up to 32GB via microSD (2GB included)
HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 2Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 w/ A2DP
5MP autofocus camera
VGA video recording @ 30fps
FM Radio tuner
GPS w/ aGPS support
1250mAh Li-Po battery


The Optimus Chic also comes with LG Air Sync that has the ability to wirelessly sync contacts, photos and other information with your PC and other cloud database.

LG Optimus One P500
3.2 inches display @ 320×480 pixels
600MHz processor
170 MB internal memory
up to 32GB via microSD
HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 2Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 w/ A2DP
3.15MP autofocus camera
FM Radio tuner
GPS w/ aGPS support
1500mAh Li-Po battery

And since these handsets come pre-installed with Android Froyo 2.2, you’re able to store apps straight into the microSD card so that small amount of internal memory on the unit isn’t a big issue.

The Optimus One and Optimus Chic might not be available locally until December or later and though LG has not indicated the suggested retail price for these smarphones, it could be in the same price range as the first LG Optimus GT540 (which is under ~Php13k).

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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23 Responses

  1. Miguel says:

    Entry level at 320×480, that’s more I like it!

  2. roancarl says:

    afordable android fones nice…

  3. Jhay says:

    These new offerings running on Android Froyo 2.2 makes the new releases by Nokia less appealing. And the low prices are hard to pass up on.

  4. Caloy says:

    @miguel +1 on that! Was thinking of going for the higher end phones, but since I’m not a “power user” these could just be the phones i’ve been waiting for!

    Any word on multitoich capability? Nevertheless, if these phones come out in the sub 15k range they would prove to be very tempting!

  5. What was the advantage of android m0bileph0ne os versus symbian os?M0st people wants andr0id os powered m0bileph0nes this days.

  6. nightcrawler says:


    i believe it’s the apps. users want a similar experience that apple offers and so far, google is the next best thing as far as apps and eye candy are concerned.

  7. nsmorado says:

    would love to have one of these… if the price range is sub 15K then, this is truly affordable.

  8. ayos sana kaya lang 600mhz lang sana mga 1ghtz sya..

  9. Dani says:

    nice Abe, thanks for the tip! :)

  10. mang_jose says:

    sir, multitouch kaya mga to?

  11. lolipown says:

    upgradability (on some phones mind you)
    google (and it’s apps)

  12. beef says:

    @abe — “you’re able to store apps straight into the microSD card …”

    ah.. but there’s a caveat with that.. while it’s true that froyo CAN store apps to the sd card, the app itself has to support it. which means if the app isn’t updated or if it’s an older app, then it still installs in the phone memory.. so memory still counts.. but you’re right, it’s less of a problem..

    @brian quiboloy.. let’s get real here, there’s a reason these are cheaper than say the Galaxy S.. If you want the GHz chips, then you need to be willing to pay for them.

  13. bing says:

    Seems LG is in big trouble. New CEO is coming next month. Can’t compete in price and tech war. Another smartphone casualty.

  14. bing says:

    Android OS running in 600 Mhz processor? This will be a slow one or mediocre at best. Android is quite a heavy OS unlike symbiam that are mobile optimized OS.

  15. MiGz24 says:

    Got mine at SM the annex (LG store) Oct31,2010. LG optimus one for 12900.So far its performing well. A great deal instead of buying Xperia X8. :)

    yup some apps dont go to sd unless its updated.

    with froyo 2.2 and multitouch android beats the hell out of iphone imho.

  16. Caloy says:

    @MiGz24: Congrats! How’s web browsing? Does it support Flash 10.1? Thanks!

  17. jon says:

    @MiGz24 Marami ba silang stocks ng optimus one? balak kong bumili. So yung ibang apps pwede sa SD iinstall?

  18. vhangell says:

    Its now 50% off for the LG Optimus One P500. 6k+ na lang ang price…yeah!

  19. denz says:

    how much is the optimus Chic?

  20. Kira says:

    Its my first android phone and I am a satisfied first time android user. But after seeing HD games I really want to upgrade my gadget to a more faster one.

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