Sprint is launching the new LG Optimus Elite entry-level smartphone that is eco-friendly. The device is ULE Platinum Certified for highest level of environmental performance, and is also CarbonFree certified to offset the carbon footprint of the phone’s full lifecycle. It also eliminated the use of many environmentally sensitive materials, including polyvinyl chloride (PVC), brominated flame retardants (BFR), halogen, beryllium, phthalates, and nickel, and comes in fully recyclable packaging.
The Optimus Elite, successor to the Optimus S, features a 3.5-inch 320×480 touchscreen display, a 5 Megapixel camera with video recording, GPS support, microSD card slot and built-in Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. The phone supports WiFi 802.11b/g/n and offers Mobile Hotspot functionality for sharing 3G connection to up to five devices. The Elite runs Android 2.3 with512MB RAM and 4GB of ROM.
Coming in 22 April Earth Day, the LG Optimus Elite will be available for $29.99 with 2-year contract after a $50 mail-n rebate via reward card. The handset comes in Titan Silver and White colors.