LG’s latest Android-powered smartphone, the LG Optimus Sol (also known as the LG-E730), has just been announced, where it will ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread right out of the box so that you need not worry about waiting for an update. Not only that, LG intends to jump aboard the slim phone bandwagon with the Optimus Sol considering its relatively slim form factor of just 9.8mm – not to mention bringing to the table a 3.8″ Ultra AMOLED display. Why Sol? At first, I thought that it had something to do with a solar-powered phone, but that is not the case. It was called that simply because the Ultra AMOLED display delivers high clarity that is easy to view even under bright and sunny conditions. The Ultra AMOLED display goes two up over standard AMOLED displays, where it has a two-fold advanced reflection rate and the ability to reduce image quality degradation.

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Touted to be the “most affordable 1 GHz Android smartphone with an AMOLED display”, the LG Optimus Sol will ship with Flash 10.1 support, an enhanced idle-based power management system, a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and fast auto shuttering, DLNA support and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Out in Europe from the middle of next month onwards, with Central and South America following suit thereafter, the LG Optimus Sol will come in black, titan and white shades depending on the region. No idea on pricing details, but if LG claims it is the cheapest in its class, we’ll hold them to their word. [Press Release]

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