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Images of LG’s upcoming Enlighten smartphone show up online

Have you heard of an upcoming LG smartphone known as the Enlighten? Apparently, some details about this mystery phone was first leaked onto the Internet way back in the early parts of August, although that information was limited to little more than a solitary image and a specifications sheet. And today, it seems that the veil of secrecy over the Enlighten has finally been broken, now that more images of the upcoming smartphone have started making their way online.

If you have been combing around the Internet for news about upcoming smartphones in the early parts of August, chances are you might have come across some scattered reports of an LG Enlighten smartphone, which was supposed to be horizontal sliding phone with a full QWERTY keyboard. And if you were even luckier, you might have managed to get hold of the Enlighten's specifications sheet which essentially revealed that the mystery smartphone is not supposed to be a premium product, especially if one takes into account its 800MHz processor speed and 150MB of internal flash storage.

That being said, have you ever wondered how the Enlighten would actually look like? Well, the good news is that you do not have to wonder anymore, for a website known as PocketNow has somehow managed to obtain pictures of the real deal, which it has since published.

A quick look at the Enlighten's rear reveals that the built-in 3.2-megapixel camera does not feature a flash unit, although this makes sense considering how the leaked specifications sheet never made any mention about such a feature to begin with. However, for what the Enlighten lacks on the camera front,it apparently more than makes up for it in other areas, such as being bundled with version 2.3 of the Android operating system, a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen which is capable of HVGA resolutions (320 x 480 pixels) and a 1,500mAh battery pack that boasts up to 360 minutes of talktime on a single charge.

Oh, and one more thing; word has it that the LG Enlighten will be released for sale in the US on August 25 (which is tomorrow) at the price of US$100 with carrier subsidies, although PocketNow has speculated that it might soon be offered free with certain plans. With prices as low as this. we won't be surprised if the LG Enlighten is well receieved by enlightened mobile phone users who are thinking of taking the first step in migrating towards the use of smartphones.

Sources: PocketNow via AndroidGuys

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