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LG Optimus Android phone releases in UAE

The new smartphone will retail for under AED 1,000 in the country

LG Optimus costs AED 949 in the UAE.
LG Optimus costs AED 949 in the UAE.

LG Optimus is designed especially for first-time smartphone users, touting ease of use.

"LG Optimus is the ideal choice for early smartphone users who expect all the features of smartphones without the complexity," said H.S Paik, president of LG Gulf FZE. "This is a device that was designed for regular people who want to jump into the smartphone experience but have been hesitant to do so because of the learning curve. By making LG Optimus more approachable, we hope more people will give smartphones a try."

Some of the features onboard include LG's dedicated Social Networking Client that allows users to stay connected to their Facebook, Twitter and Bebo account, and Social Networking System (SNS) widgets that provide real-time status updates directly to the home screen.

The phone's display can also be customised to show anywhere from three to seven home screens displaying frequently used applications.

The Optimus also boasts strong multimedia features including a media player that can play DivX and Xvid videos directly without separate encoding. Other features include a 3 megapixel camera, 32GB of expandable microSD memory and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The LG Optimus, which will release across the country early August, will retail at AED 949 and is available in white, pink, black and silver colours.