LG Intros Optimus Chic Smartphone

LG has launched a third Android-based Optimus-branded handset, the Chic, which is a hippier version of the Optimus One; both models will run on Google's Android OS 2.2 with a custom LG user interface on top.

Like the Optimus One, the Chic has a 2.2-inch 480x320 pixels capacitive screen and a 1500mAh battery. However, it comes with touch sensitive buttons that blend well with the phone's sleek and minimalist look.

Interestingly, LG has added a new feature called LG Air Sync which allows users to wireless sync contacts, photos and other informations with their computers and online. It is compatible with DLNA technology which means that you will be able to use it with other compatible devices.

We're not sure whether LG will bring the LG App Advisor to the Optimus chic but it looks certain that the Optimus Chic will be positioned as the upmarket model, followed by the Optimus One and the Optimus GT540.

The Optimus Chic also have a 600MHz processor, a 5-megapixel camera, a microSD card reader and Wi-Fi (yes you will be able to use it as a wireless hot-spot). The Optimus Chic should be launched by November and we've yet to hear of any interest from UK mobile phone carriers.