After Samsung, another Korean mobile phone maker, LG is getting ready to launch their Chat oriented handset called LG Optimus Chat. The phone is announced in February 2011 and the release will be by March 2011. The LG Optimus Chat is mainly meant for chat purposes and the features in the handset are specially designed for that purposes. The handset has basic features like messaging, browsing, media player, social network site integration. The handset has got some other additional options too. There is a option for instant messaging, Google Talk etc. To summarize, this handset is exclusively made for hardcore chatters. There are some additional features like Gesture user interface which can be used to mute an incoming call, touch-pinch zoom and document viewer. The handset has got multi touch option which enables to zoom in as well as zoom out to view features in detail. LG Optimus Chat is a handset which supports 2G as well as 3G network, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / UMTS W900 / W2100 Mhz. The handset runs on Android version 2.2, which otherwise called to as Froyo. The handset also got a very powerful processor, 1GHz Cortex A8processor and Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 chipset. It has got elegant display too. The screen is of size 2.8 inches and it is having a TFT touch screen with 256K colors and a very good resolution of 320x240 pixels. The handset also got a very good camera. It is having a camera of 3.2 mega pixels lens with an image resolution of 2.48x1536 pixels. It also got digital zoom. The handset also got video recording. The connectivity includes Bluetooth, GPRS, 3G and USB. In order to have easy chat, the keypad is arranged in QWERTY. The handset has got very decent inbuilt memory. It can also be expanded up to 16GB. There is a micro SD of 2GB included with the handset.
The LG Optimus Chat weighs around 122 grams and it has got the dimensions 109x59x16mm. It is providing a standby time of 340 hours and a talk time of 5 hours 40 minutes in 3G and 6 hours in 2g.
After the success of Samsung Chat handset, it is going to be LG’s chance in the manufacturing of chat enabled handset. Comparing with the Samsung’s handset, Optimus is going to be having some bigger display and also bigger overall dimension. The company is also caring very much about the speed as it introduces ARM processor in to this handset.