Only a few have known that South Korean manufacturer, LG, has been working on a new device called LG Optimus Regard that would be launched under the umbrella of US prepaid carrier, Cricket. Coming with a price tag of $250, Optimus Regard stands proud being a mid-ranger with decent specs and features. Reports indicate the company has already started offering it on November 14th and it is designed to bring the network’s new 4G LTE service to its customers. In fact, it is the carriers first ever LTE device, so it must be getting the best treatment when released.
LG Optimus Regard comes with a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz. While it hasn’t been revealed how much the random access memory would be, it is most likely to come with at least, 512MB of RAM. But based on LG’s aggressive drive to claim a bigger portion in the Android smartphone market, there is a chance Optimus Regard will be given 1GB RAM, although the former is more than enough to cater all its needs.
This handset will feature a 3.5-inch HVGA display. It may not be the most impressive display available in the market today, it is just right to use such technology for a device with only 1,700mAh battery. It is expected the display panel is made by LG itself, so it could be better than other HVGA panels out there.
The manufacturer hasn’t been known to give its devices really impressive camera sensors especially the entry- and mid-level. However, this device comes with a 5-megapixel sensor, it may not impress majority of tech enthusiasts but the fact LG has taken a step into improving several factors of its devices is a good sign that it strives to become competitive in the market it’s trying to capture.
Optimus Regard will showcase Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). It is not the latest version there is but at least, it shares the same architecture with Jelly Bean. It means only one thing, though, it is capable of running Android 4.1 (or even 4.2). There is no information whether LG or Cricket will roll out Jelly Bean update for this device but if there’s a plan for that, it must happen in 2013.