LG KC780, the super slim 8MP “portrait phone” gets official

By on October 9, 2008 at 7:01 AM.

LG KC780, the super slim 8MP “portrait phone” gets official

A mere week after it launched its super sexy 8MP Renoir, LG launches its second 8MP camera phone, the super slim 13.9mm KC780. Dubbed as a “portrait phone”, the phone is laden (in a good way) with photo-centric features to augment its impressive 8MP Schneider-Kreuznach-certified lens and 2.4″ wide-screen display. The KC780 will sport the following camera features guaranteed to impress even the most reluctant camera phone user:

  • 8MP Schneider-Kreuznach certified lens
  • Built-in Image Stabilizer
  • Adjustable light sensitivity up ISO 1600
  • Face Detection that finds and focuses on people’s faces
  • Smile Detection that automatically recognizes the angle of people’s mouths and adjusts the focus accordingly
  • Smile Shot which automatically triggers the shutter when it detects that the subject is smiling
  • Beauty Mode which will remove spots and imperfections on people’s faces
  • SmartLight technology that will automatically adjust the brightness of photos
  • D1 Video recording that captures DVD-resolution video

The KC780 also introduces an enhanced PC to Phone “smart Bluetooth” connection that will, amongst other things, allow users to easily transfer photos to their computer, write and receive text messages from their computer, and the option to use the 8MP phone camera as a portable webcam for computer-based online conversations. Excellent! LG focused so much on the 8MP camera and its myriad of features that they failed to include detailed specs about the actual phone. Looking back at the leaked FCC documents, we are reminded that the KC780 sports quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE connectivity, 140 MB of internal memory, and a microSD expansion slot. Check for it when it goes on sale in November, first in Europe, then in CIS and Asia, including India, Thailand, Hong Kong and China. A few more press photos for your viewing pleasure after the break.

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LG KC780 makes their own 8MP camera, and thinner!

By on September 30, 2008 at 9:37 AM.

LG KC780 makes their own 8MP camera, and thinner!

Not to be outdone by their Korean competitor, LG is whipping out their own 8 megapixel camera with the KC780. They’re also calling this one the thinnest 8MP camera that can be had – so if it’s going to be any thinner than the Samsung Pixon M8800, they’ll have to shave it below 13.8mm. Though it looks like they took the time to take very professional-looking press photos for the upcoming device, there is no solid confirmation of specs, release dates, or price. But if we had to guess, it will very likely be a quad-band GSM phone with 3G capabilities, maybe a touch screen (even if just for few commands and buttons) though it’s unusual for a slider, and a nice video recorder (if you’re slapping on such a camera, why not?) All they need to do is make sure the price is right and they might have a winner on their hands.

[via GSMarena]

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Say Hello to the KC780, LG’s Second 8 Megapixel Shooter

By on September 24, 2008 at 9:42 AM.

Say Hello to the KC780, LG’s Second 8 Megapixel Shooter

Watch out there Nokia, it looks like LG has its sights set on that high-end camera phone crown. While Nokia’s upcoming N96 is still stuck in 2007 with a 5 megapixel camera, companies like LG and Samsung are already turning up the heat. The mother load has still got to be the sexy KC910 but feast your eyes on what will be LG’s second 8 megapixel shooter, the KC780. Little is known about this peculiar looking two-tone slider but it was just dug out of an FCC document so we should be learning plenty more soon enough. Here are a few specs from the FCC files:

  • Quadband GSM, GPRS/EDGE connectivity
  • 8 megapixel camera with autofocus, red eye reduction,  face recognition and 30fps video recording
  • 140 MB of internal memory
  • microSD memory card slot
  • Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0

We can’t say we’re big fans of the fact that no 3G is mentioned but odds are even if it did, it wouldn’t be US-friendly anyway. More to come – as soon as we know, you’ll know.

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