It’s not officially announced yet, but it seems like the NFC model of LG Optimus Net will landed soon in US. Sprint and Virgin mobiles are expected to sell the handset in the near future. The new version will be called as LG Optimus Elite, which is quite a fun name because the device itself is not too elite or high-end after all.
Anyway, the LG Optimus Net was announced for the first time on July last year. Little is known about this handset since it is not considered as the company’s flagship handset. We have no idea why it takes so long for LG Optimus Net to penetrate US market.
According to the leaked hardware specs, the LG Optimus Elite from Sprint and Virgin Mobile will sports 3.2 inch touch screen with 480 x 320 pixels resolution display. Deep under it’s hood, lies a 800MHz processors, alongside with 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal memory. You can also expand it using the available microSD card slot. There’s also an 5.0 megapixels rear shutter that accompanied by a LED flashlight.
The Virgin Mobile’s variant will be tagged with model number VM696 and should be available for purchase at the end of May, thanks to our friend at PocketNow for this information. Meanwhile, the Sprint’s Ls696 variant should be arrive little bit earlier than that. Judging by the phone’s hardware configuration, we expect an aggressive pricing from both of these carriers since there’s no special features available in the Optimus Elite, except for the NFC chip.tags: LG, NFC, Optimus Elite, Sprint, Virgin Mobile