As Mobile World Congress 2011 is fast approaching, leaks of devices that are supposedly going to be announced there are intensifying. Today, LG decided to semi-announce (which is becoming something of a tradition with LG) the Optimus Me (P350) on their Facebook page. ‘Semi-announce’ because only some of the specs are known, and pricing and shipping information is unknown.
The LG Optimus Me looks like it’s going to be LG’s entry in the low-end area of the smartphone space. The handset runs Android, the exact version has not been announced, but it’s likely to be 2.2 Froyo.
The screen size looks like it’s about 2.8″, maybe 3″, but not bigger. And that would be perfectly in line with all the other low-end Android smartphones we’ve seen over the past year or so. The screen’s resolution will apparently be 320×480, and not the 240×320 usually reserved for the low-end, which is certainly good news.
The phone has GPS, a 3-megapixel camera, comes with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, quad-band GSM and dual-band (900/2100) HSPA, a 1500 mAh battery, and 140 MB of internal memory, expandable via a microSD card slot. Its dimensions are 113.5x59x13.3 mm, and it weighs 130 g.
As you can see from the pictures, the LG Optimus Me will come in many different colors. The Optimus Me may be LG’s big play into the low-end Android smartphone market, or it may be a successor to the Optimus One (although that doesn’t make much sense, since that phone has only been on the market for a few months, as this one isn’t really that different).
If the Optimus Me is meant for the low-end indeed, it will be interesting to see if it can replicate the success that the Optimus One has seen worldwide in the mid-tier.
We’ll know more when LG decides to talk some more about it, and that will probably happen during MWC in February, so stay tuned.
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