LG to announce "next generation" of Optimus line tomorrow with two new Android phones

Back in April of this year, LG launched the Android-powered LG Optimus. Bearing “Optimal performance for first time smartphone users” as its slogan, it was built for the lower-end of the smartphone market — it was fancy, but not too fancy. Kind of a disappointing use of the “Optimus” name — but hey, it’s their trademark.

Come 6 o’clock tomorrow evening in Seoul, LG will be launching what they call “the next generation of LG Optimus smartphones”. How mysterious! Alas, LG’s not too good at keeping secrets; hop after the jump to find out what they’ll be revealing.

As far as we can tell, all this hub-bub is about the LG Optimus One and the LG Optimus Chic — two handsets which they’ve been showing off in some form or another since July of this year.

Chic Specs:

  • 600 Mhz CPU
  • 5 Megapixel Camera
  • A-GPS
  • 802.11b/g WiFi
  • Android 2.2
  • 3.2″ Display (Resolution unknown)
  • From that, it seems that the Optimus Chic will continue the original Optimus’ lower-end focus. The One’s specs are a bit harder to lock down, though we’re told to expect specs that are ever so slightly lower than those of the chic; the camera purportedly comes in at 3 megapixels rather than 5, for example.