We hoped and prayed this was real when it was leaked back in August and, oh yes, it is...
The LG 'KC910' (no fancy naming this time it seems) is one heck of a follow-up to the popular Viewty and there's so much to fit in here let's just cut to the chase. Now confirmed:
- Quad-band GSM/ 7.2Mbps HSDPA
- 8MP camera with Xenon flash, Schneider-Kreuznach lens, geotagging and smile/blink detection
- 3in 400 x 240 touchscreen display
- microSD expansion slot
- Video recording at up to 120fps
- Multimedia playback including DivX and XviD support
- TV output
- Bluetooth 2.0
- Just 107.8 x 55.9 x 13.9mm and 114g (it is indeed lighter than an iPhone)
“The LG-KC910 follows the success of the LG Viewty, the brand’s multi million selling camera phone. LG has once again combined a high-end camera with a full size touchscreen interface to provide the ultimate multimedia experience – in yet another world first device,” said LG Mobile Communications President and CEO Dr. Skott Ahn. "According to our customers, touchscreen is essential for fully utilising high-end multimedia features and the LG-KC910’s interface has been developed to meet these requirements.”
Ironically I guess this is the one area where there remains a big question mark over the KC910: just how good is the UI and how responsive is the touchscreen. After all the Viewty's resistive touch tech suffered heavily compared to the original iPhone's capacitive touch so we hope LG has cleared this one up.
It's about time someone reminded Apple they were still in the game…
Catch the KC910 in October.