U.S. Cellular announced and launched the LG Splendor today, a new Android smartphone that costs just $79.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and with a new two-year contract. The device is already available online and will be in stores later this week, on Sept. 12.
The Splendor doesn’t offer the highest-end of hardware specs, most people might prefer the carrier’s $199 Galaxy S III, but it still packs a bit of decent hardware. It’s equipped with a 4.3-inch display, a 5-megapixel camera, a VGA front-facing camera for video chat, a 1GHz processor, 2GB of storage and a 4GB microSD card. The microSD card slot supports up to 32GB of storage, however, for those who want to save tons of videos, photos and music.
The phone also supports a “Cheese Shutter” function that allows you to snap a picture simply by saying the word “cheese.” A QuickMemo function allows LG Splendor users to write notes or doodles on pictures before sending them off to friends, and the phone’s DLNA function provides the ability to wirelessly share content with other DLNA devices, such as several HDTVs.