The upcoming LG Optimus Elite is set to be promoted as an eco-friendly smartphone offering of Sprint (NYSE:S) and will be released into the market on Earth Day or on April 22. The latest entry to the smartphone lineup of Sprint aims to challenge the iPhone in terms of offering an eco-friendly product since the casing of the upcoming LG Optimus Elite is reportedly composed of fifty percent recycled plastic.
The upcoming device is also ULE Platinum certified, which is the considered as the strictest label from UL environment. The upcoming LG Optimus Elite from Sprint reportedly does not contain any components that are harmful to the environment including halogens, mercury, PVC plastic, or phthalates.
The upcoming LG Optimus Elite is the successor to the LG Optimus S, which did not really make a big impact in the market following its release in 2010. The latest smartphone offering of LG is considered as a suitable successor to the rather lackluster LG Optimus S. The upcoming LG Optimus Elite is also a good Android-power smartphone that offers a number of practical features while being eco-friendly.
The upcoming LG Optimus Elite will feature a single-core 800MHz processor, 3.5-inch display screen with a resolution of 320 by 480, and will use the Gingerbread Android OS. The five-megapixel camera of the upcoming device also features a flash unit and it will have the capability of recording videos although not the high definition videos offered by a number of high-end devices.
Other features of the upcoming LG Optimus Elite include a near field communication or NFC chip that will facilitate the use of the Google Wallet payment service and will allow it to use a number of NFC accessories.
These features also reflect the price tag of the upcoming LG Optimus Elite, which will be available at around $30 after a rebate of $50 and the standard two-year contract with the service provider. Aside from Sprint, this upcoming device will also be offered through Virgin Mobile USA.\