LG Optimus 2X and Optimus Black Headed to Straight Talk

Both smartphones are rumored to arrive by the end of the month

Straight Talk is already selling the popular LG Optimus One for several months now, but the company plans to refresh its LG portfolio with new Android smartphones.


Although Straight Talk removed both devices from its site, Richard Gilboy, the dude that discovered the information was also able to capture some screenshots with the landing page of the smartphones.


Rumor has it that at least one of the two Android smartphones will be launched at Straight Talk by the end of the month. Obviously, the devices will be available for purchase free of contract and with a $45 unlimited talk, texts and data pre-paid plan service.


More proof that LG Optimus Black and Optimus 2X will soon be offered contract-free comes from the folks over at HowardForums who reported that some Walmart stores have already started to receive LG Optimus 2X units in stock.


The dual-core Android smartphone is expected to start shipping by the “end of the month,” the guys at HowardForums claim.


The good news is that the unbranded version of T-Mobile’s G2x will be delivered with Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread on board, instead of the old Froyo platform.


The bad news is that the smartphone is sold with T-Mobile SIM cards which allows users to access the carrier’s HSPA+ network, but they won’t be able to use it in other Straight Talk smartphone that are compatible with other operators.


LG Optimus 2X is world’s first dual-core smartphone available in the market. The device was launched about a year ago with Android 2.2 Froyo and a 1 GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor.


The Optimus Black on the other hand features only a single-core CPU, which is clocked at 1 GHz. The phone packs 2 GB onboard memory (1 GB user available), 512MB of RAM and microSD card slot for memory expansion.


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