Well, LG's gone ahead and made the successor to the Optimus One
all official-like. The device you've previously known
as the Univa (E510) has been renamed as the Optimus Hub, and it's set to arrive in Italy next month for €199 off-contract. The specs remain the same since we first peered at the handset, though we're now able to fill in some additional gaps. First, the camera has received a bump to 5 megapixels, and while the phone's ability to record video still tops out at VGA (640 x 480), it'll now capture up to 24fps (rather than 18fps with the Optimus One). Sadly, an LED flash remains absent from the scene. This Euro version features quad-band GSM support, although its 3G connectivity is limited to the 2100 and 900MHz bands and HSDPA caps out at 3.6Mbps. HDblog
(based in Italy) was fortunate to get some hands-on time with the device, and even if you don't speak Italian, it appears to operate quite well -- just take a peek after the break. How will it compare to offerings from Huawei
in the battle for your hard-earned coin? That folks, remains to be seen.