A version of the LG Optimus Net with NFC support is headed to both Sprint and Virgin Mobile. It will be called Optimus Elite. We’ve known that since the info was first leaked earlier this month. Back then though we assumed that the Elite will keep the Optimus Net‘s general styling.
However, it seems like that’s not going to be the case. The LG Optimus Elite will in fact look like a different device altogether, even if the innards will be shared with the Net. PocketNow managed to grab press renders for both Sprint’s (pictured in white) and Virgin Mobile’s (black) respective Optimus Elite variants.
Aside from the branding, and (perhaps) the color schemes, nothing is expected to differ between the versions offered by the two carriers. Sprint’s Elite should be out pretty soon (so probably in April), followed by that on Virgin Mobile which could be launched in early May.
The Optimus Elite should pack an 800 MHz processor, a 3.2-inch 480×320 touchscreen, and a 5 MP camera with LED flash. And judging from these renders, it will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
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