A few days back, LG has unwittingly outed the details of LG Genesis smartphone on its website, which is set to release on U.S. Cellular network. Now the carrier has officially announced that it will release the LG Genesis on June 9th with a price tag of $149.99 after a $100 mail-in-rebate on a two year contract, and the takers are also required to subscribe for a data plan.
The LG Genesis will be shipping pre-installed with the out-dated Android 2.2 Froyo and powered by a single-core 1GHz Snapdragon chipset. The Genesis features a flip-open clamshell QWERTY design rather than the regular slider design. It has two touchscreens – a 3.5-inch screen graces the outside of the device, while the other one is internal 3.2 inches, and both have 800 x 480 pixels of resolution, equipped with a full physical QWERTYY keyboard, a 5 megapixel camera, micro-SD card slot support for memory expansion up to 32GB, 430MB internal memory, 8GB micro-SD card pre-installed. For radios, it has 3G 1xEV-DO rev.A, Bluetooth, 802.11 Wi-Fi b/g/n connectivity. For syncing, it has micro USB plus other usual stuff like accelerometer sensor, 3.5mm audio jack and is powered by 1500mAh battery.
Unfortunately, the manufactures and the carriers are still coming up with the devices running an out-dated version of mobile operating system, making it difficult for the end users to buy the brand new handset or not, which is having Froyo OS (Android 2.2), that has been launched almost a year ago.
[Source: Press Release]