Budget-friendly LG Optimus 2 announced

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lg-optimus-2.jpgShopping for Android on a budget? Then LG’s latest low-priced smartphone, the newly-revealed LG Optimus 2, may fit the bill following post-Christmas bank balance blues.

Pretty stripped back in terms of specs, it’s packing a 3.2 inch, 480×320 capacitive touchscreen, 800MHz chip, Android version 2.3 Gingerbread, a 3.2 MP camera and a 1500mAh battery good for 5 hours of talk time.

Swype texting software comes pre-installed, while you’ll also get GPS and Bluetooth 3.0 capabilities. However, a paltry 179MB of internal storage is built into the phone, and while LG supply a 2GB microSD card, you’ll likely want to upgrade that should you be planning on downloading many apps, videos or music files. It’ll take microSD cards up to 32GB in size.

No word yet on a UK release date or pricing, though we’re assuming it’ll hit our shores shortly at around the £200/£250 price bracket. We’ll keep you posted.

Gerald Lynch