LG Optimus Elite eco-friendly Android phone announced for Sprint, Virgin Mobile

Sprint has officially announced a new eco-friendly Android smartphone: the LG Optimus Elite, first seen at the end of last month.

The Optimus Elite succeeds the LG Optimus S (introduced in late 2010), and features: Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 3.5 inch HVGA display, Wi-Fi, NFC, Google Wallet, 50GB of free cloud storage, 5MP rear camera, and an 800MHz processor.

The case of the new handset is made of 50% recycled plastics. The smartphone is free from potentially hazardous materials (like PVC), and is offered with fully recyclable packaging, and “a charger that exceeds the EC Code of Conduct on energy efficiency when it comes to no-load consumption.”

Just like the LG Viper 4G LTE and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the Optimus Elite will become available at Sprint starting April 22. It will cost $29.99 with a new 2-yr agreement, and after a $50 mail-in rebate, coming in two color versions (white and titan silver). Virgin Mobile will also release the LG Optimus Elite, but at a date that hasn’t been unveiled.

Via Press release

Author: Florin

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