LG Optimus Elite Pictured For Both Sprint and Virgin Mobile – Will Offer NFC At An Affordable Price


Sprint and Virgin Mobile are getting ready to receive a new entry-level device from LG in a few short weeks. While this wouldn’t normally be very exciting news, what’s interesting is what comes inside this budget device. The LG Optimus Elite will be the first NFC enabled device to be offered on a pre-paid wireless carrier here in the states. The Optimus Elite was revealed in a couple of promo shots today by the folks at PocketNow and will feature typical specs of an entry level device like 3.2-inch 480×320 reslution display, 800MHz processor, 5MP camera and of course, near field communications for making quick transactions at your local Kwik-E-Mart.

Sprint’s version of the LG Optimus Net should be releasing in the coming weeks with Virgin Mobile’s arriving sometime in May. Expect both devices to be easy on the wallet with the Sprint version most likely being offered free of charge with a 2-year.

What do you guys think about LG pushing low-cost, NFC devices for the masses? I suppose this could only help Google Wallet adoption, right?

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Dont know why they going backwards with screen sizes. 4 inches should be the minimum

    1. Agreed 3.2 doesn’t make sense anymore

  2. Looks like a decent phone for lower end. They could at least do a 3.7 inch screen and 1 ghz processor.

  3. Screen to small

  4. Can’t freakin wait! I’m done with my stupid samsung! Sure the screens small but this epic is terrible can’t wait!

  5. this would be a good phone for alot of my friends on “metro peice of sh**” that have the optimus m. I hope haveing a lower end device with access to wallet will help its adoption.

  6. I guess we can wait a little longer for a high end mobile for VM.  Now that Sprint is switching over to LTE, I guess they won’t even think of offering a VM 4G for a while.

  7. The zte fury or transform ultra are better deals with better specs and you know it will be priced similar to those and at least those have more processing power, memory, and bigger screens. Lg makes shitty phones enough said.

  8. Can anyone tell me if the phone is flash player enabled/

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