LG announces the Android-powered Optimus Chic and Optimus One, right on schedule

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When we found out yesterday that LG would be announcing two Android-powered additions to their budget-friendly-ish Optimus line, we combined our power of foresight with a dash of insider-source knowledge to take a stab at what the specs would be. LG has just made the two handsets official — and sure enough, thems were the specs.

As expected, both handsets run Android 2.2 (or Froyo) on a 600MHZ CPU, and they’ve both got the same 3.2″ HVGA (320×480) capacitive touchscreen displays on top. 802.11b/g, Bluetooth, A-GPS — they’re pretty much identical, lower-middle-end handsets.

The only differences, as far as we can tell: the One has physical buttons on its face, a 1500mAh battery, and a 3 megapixel camera, while the Chic has touch-sensitive buttons, a 1250mAh battery, and a 5 megapixel camera.

There’s no word yet on whether or not these things will ever land outside of Europe, nor is there any word on how many Euros you’ll have to burn if you’re looking to grab one overseas when they launch in November. Expect the Chic to be slightly pricier than the One.

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