LG Viewty Smart coming this month to the UK, 12 megapixel beast to follow this year

By on May 14, 2009 at 9:03 AM.

LG Viewty Smart coming this month to the UK, 12 megapixel beast to follow this year

Right on schedule, LG is apparently getting ready to start pushing out it’s newest touchscreen gem — the Viewty Smart. You hear that ‘other’ handset makers? It is possible to release a phone on schedule! As we’re sure you recall, this little dynamo sports a 3″ touchscreen display with WVGA resolution, 7.2Mbps HSDPA, aGPS, Wi-Fi and the 3D S-Class UI. Oh yeah, and it rocks an 8 megapixel camera capable of “DVD quality” video recording. Sweet. On a separate and even more intriguing note, LG reportedly told several UK blogs to expect a 12 megapixel handset to drop this year with “even more smart features”. Interest = piqued.

[Via Engadget]

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LG Viewty Smart is finally official

By on April 20, 2009 at 3:39 PM.

LG Viewty Smart is finally official

The official arrival of LG’s Viewty Smart might not have been as well coordinated as LG may have liked, but the highly-anticipated successor to the popular Viewty is now official. Featuring an 8 megapixel camera with a Schneider-Kreuznach lens, the Viewty Smart will be able to take pictures at up to 1600 ISO and record videos in “DVD-quality” with DivX and XviD playback to boot. Other than that, a 3″ touchscreen display with WVGA resolution, 7.2Mbps HSDPA, aGPS, Wi-Fi and the rather interesting 3D S-Class UI round out the rest of the 12.4mm thin package. So when can you get it and for how much? According to LG, Europeans will be the first to get a crack at the Viewty Smart this May and sometime after that it will start to trickle out across the globe. Pricing has not yet been made available. Hit the jump for a few more pics along with a promotional video.

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LG Viewty II might be slated to drop in June

By on April 9, 2009 at 8:05 AM.

LG Viewty II might be slated to drop in June

The arrival of the LG Viewty’s successor is rumored to take place some time this June, but only for our good friends in the UK. Jealousy would be an issue towards Orange subscribers across the pond because this iteration packs an 8 megapixel camera with a host of picture/video options, new S-Class 3D user interface, WVGA touchscreen, A-GPS, DivX, Dolby sound, 32GB expandable storage, 7.2 Mbps 3G speed and Wi-Fi. Phones of this capacity seem to be increasingly standard fare these days, but we’re still excited when they launch. If you’re looking to dodge crazy crowds and frantic lines this summer, maybe, don’t let this one slip under your radar.

[Via Electric Pig]

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LG Viewty II gets viewed

By on March 9, 2009 at 9:32 AM.

LG Viewty II gets viewed

It’s no mystery that when LG puts its game face on, it means business. LG can churn out a sexy handset with the best of them and those currently exploring the 8 megapixel camera phone market might just want to hold off until the world gets a better look at LG’s upcoming Viewty II. Sure, it looks just like every other dime-a-dozen touchscreen-dominated handset out there but you know what they say about judging a phone by its case…

  • 3-inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) touchscreen display
  • 8 megapixel Schneider-Kreuznach camera, Xenon flash
  • Quad-band GSM, HSPA, Wi-Fi
  • S-Class UI
  • DivX playback
  • aGPS

As you can see, the limited specs we have thus far paint a pretty nice picture — assuming the price is right of course. You can also expect 30 fps video capture along with a plenty more camera-centric bells and whistles, no doubt. Hit the jump for a shot of the back.

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