The Sprint LG Optimus Elite is the third addition to the series of eco-friendly phones released by the network carrier in collaboration with the manufacturer in question. The LG Remarq and the LG Viper 4G LTE are the other devices that form part of this range.
This latest LG contender will be made available on April 22 through the Sprint web portal and it will not hit store shelves before May 18. The NFC enabled handset comes with 50GB Box cloud storage and is compatible with Google Wallet. Outfitted with a 3.5-inch capacitive multi-touch screen, it runs the Gingerbread OS and is equipped with a 5MP camera, capable of recording videos. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi and mobile hotspot function with support for up to 5 phones.
“With the introduction of LG Optimus Elite, we felt it was critical to continue our eco-friendly-focused partnership with Sprint, and by extension, Virgin Mobile USA. It was important to both us and our consumers that we offer a competitively priced, fully featured smartphone that takes advantage of the latest advancements in green mobile technology. Earth Day presents the perfect opportunity for us to introduce LG Optimus Elite with eco-friendly features to the marketplace and to raise awareness about the importance of being environmentally responsible,” informed Tim O’Brien, vice president of marketing for LG Mobile.
The LG Optimus Elite proudly advertises its ecological leanings that consist of a power saver charger, recyclable packaging as well as environment-friendly cases, which are available at the official Sprint website. The EC Code of Conduct certification of the charger reveals that it does not consume more than 0.03 watts when left connected to a socket after the phone is charged. The smartphone also follows the guidelines laid down by ULE Platinum and RoHS.
The Sprint LG Optimus Elite release date and price details suggest that it will be made available on April 22 for $29.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. Users will have to sign the dotted line for a two-year service agreement.