LG Optimus Sol to Have Ultra AMOLED Screen: Standout Features

The Samsung Galaxy S II has been a smash hit in Europe but it’s not for everybody and LG has just announced its latest smartphone, the LG Optimus Sol (or LG-E730), which has the interesting addition of some standout features including an Ultra AMOLED screen.

Features and specs include a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor, 5-megapixel rear camera with auto-shuttering, auto-focusing and also shot-to-shot, Flash 10.1 support, DLNA and Wi-Fi. By far the most interesting aspect though is the 3.8-inch Ultra AMOLED display that LG says reduces image quality degradation. LG states, “Sol is aptly named for its high clarity display which makes content easy to see even in bright and sunny conditions,” according to Stuart Miles over on Pocket-Lint.

Another excellent feature is the battery performance of the Optimus Sol due to LG using an enhanced idle-based power management system. This means an extension to the usual battery life of around 20 to 30%. It will also be running on the latest Android OS, 2.3 Gingerbread. Other specs, courtesy of Phil Nickinson over on Android Central, include 2GB of ROM, 512MB of RAM, a 1,500mAh battery, Bluetooth 3.0 and also a screen resolution of 480×800. Dimensions are 122.5 x 62.5 x 9.8mm.

There’s not too long to wait if you’re interested in the LG Optimus Sol as it’s headed to Europe for a mid-September release and launches will follow later in Central and South America. As yet there’s no confirmation about a US release. Depending on region, color options include Black, White and Titan.

The LG Optimus Sol may not light up the world but it certainly has enough about it to impress and that Ultra AMOLED display sounds pretty notable. We’d like to hear your thoughts on the LG Optimus Sol so why not let us have your comments.