LG Optimus One and Optimus Chic announced with FroYo

Still no Prime in the LG Optimus range

LG has today announced two new Android 2.2 powered devices as the LG Optimus One and the LG Optimus Chic attempt to open the smartphone market to a wider consumer base.

Unveiled during the company’s online press conference from Seoul, LG’s new FroYo handsets will be optimised for Google Mobile Services when they begin their rollout across 90 countries and 120 networks starting with Europe this November.

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Targeting the first time smartphone buyers the LG Optimus One and LG Optimus Chic will both run the latest iteration of Google’s mobile operating system, Android 2.2 with LG’s custom user-friendly interface. Building on this, the One will also host the LG App Advisor recommending 10 specifically selected highly rated apps every two weeks from the ever growing Android Market.

Both handsets will feature a 600MHz processor alongside a 3.2-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen at 320 x 480p resolution. Whilst the One is to pack a 3-megapixel camera, however, the Chic has upped its game touting a 5-meg snapper alongside a sleek design and touch sensitive buttons.

Speaking on the new devices LG CEO Skott Ahn said: “LG is offering the gateway into the smartphone world with the LG Optimus One and the LG Optimus Chic that offer the distinctive benefits of smartphones, in intuitive, approachable packages,”

UK pricing on the two new Optimus handsets is yet to be announced. For all the latest on LG’s new FroYo smartphones stay tuned to T3.com and the T3 Twitter and Facebook feeds.

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