Sunday, September 07, 2008
Register Hardware reports: [edited]
LG has taken the wraps off its superlative-laden eight-megapixel cameraphone, which it'll bring to Blighty next month.
The LG-KC910 is not only the slimmest 8Mp cameraphone on the market, LG claimed, but it's also the first to sport a touchscreen interface. It's also the first with Dolby Mobile sound tech.
But it's the handset's photography credentials that LG was most keen to pitch: the Schneider-Kreuznach certified optics; the xenon flash; the auto and manual focus mechanisms; the face-, smile- and even blink-detection.
The KC910 will shoot slo-mo and speeded video thanks to the ability to record at anywhere from 5f/s to 120f/s.
Not to fall behind the trend, the new phone has GPS and will assist that with network-transmitted triangulation data. A workout app uses the GPS to track your jogging sessions and tell you how many calories you've burned.
Oh, and it's a 3G phone with 7.2Mb/s HSDPA, and will play DivX and Xvid video, as well as all the popular music formats.