Printed from http://www.electronista.com

LG Optimus Elite with Google Wallet spied for Sprint, Virgin

updated 11:10 pm EDT, Thu March 29, 2012

LG Optimus Elite seen early in press renders

One of LG's entry-level Android phones should reach Sprint and Virgin Mobile with a small twist based on leaks late Thursday. Photos of the Optimus Elite, Sprint's adaptation of the Optimus Net, showed PocketNow the 3.2-inch phone adopting a more conventional but very compact look. Both versions would stand out by being some of the least expensive Android phones yet to have NFC and, through Sprint's involvement, official Google Wallet support.

The two should share 800MHz processors, 320x480 screen resolutions, and five-megapixel rear cameras with flash. Either would cling mostly to the stock Android 2.3 interface with Sprint ID. The Virgin edition's shot shows the Google Play Store app icon and could make the Optimus Elite one of the first phones to ship with the reworked app store already loaded.

Sprint as usual would be the first with LG's phone, possibly shipping it in the very near future, while Virgin Mobile would follow at the start of May. The feature set could see even the off-contract Virgin phone cost only somewhat above $100.





By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Kodak PixPro SL10 Smart Lens Camera

Smartphone imagery still widely varies. Large Megapixel counts don't make for a good image, and the optics in some devices are lacking ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News