TracFone is pay as you (PAYG) telecom provider in United States, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. They have introduced a new Android smart phone called LG Optimus Zip which comes with the price in the range of affordability and so we can assume this is an entry level Android smart phone. Optimus Zip was previously available with Verizon as the carrier. Nothing has been officially announced by LG as of now but soon we might see this device shaping its way in the market.
LG Optimus Zip
LG doesn’t forget to include Optimus word in naming their devices and newly introduced device also include Optimus word in it. Going through the features of Optimus Zip smart phone, its with Android 2.3 Gingerbread pre installed on the device. Android 2.3 Gingerbread has the limited customization abilities as in comparison with the Android Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean and nothing is clear whether this device will receive the Android 4.0 ICS update in the coming days or not. We guess it will not receive this update.
The device is spotted with QWERTY layout and its enhanced with the slide in and slide out features which are provided to enrich the convenient typing for the users. Its equipped with 3.2 inches capacitive touchscreen display and its will provide quality multimedia experience. The 800 Mhz processor will provide faster response and quicker processing. Going through the camera features, it will be with 3.2 mega pixel camera on the rear side featuring very average resolution and video can be recorded in VGA quality. Among the various connectivity options included are the Bluetooth, USB, Wi Fi internet and provide efficient transfer of data.
To sum up, LG Optimus Zip is with the following specifications –
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread Operating System
- Slider QWERTY phone
- 3.2 inches screen display size
- 800 MHz Single core Qualcomm Processor
- 3.2 mega pixel rear camera
- GPS enabled
Optimus Zip is right now available for purchase at online retail shop of Straight Talk in the above three mentioned regions. The presence of 3G functions and Wi Fi internet connection will provide internet access on the device. It includes HDMI connectivity and 3.5 mm headphone jack. A numerous handy functions make this device as an entry level smart phone with good features.
Going through the recent news about LG Electronics in mobile segment, they certainly have hard days as Samsung continues to top and their devices are finding it hard to get attention of users. The LG Optimus L Style smart phone like L3, L5 and L7 have felt a presence but it went with not much influence in the market as Optimus 4X HD has done. Anyways we hope to see this device seeing good sales.