LG LU6200 Announced
South Korean tech giant LG Electronics is increasing its presence in the smartphone arena with the announcement of its flagship LG LU6200 Android smartphone.
While the LG LU6200 might not roll off the tongue like the HTC Vigor or the Samsung Galaxy, LG are certainly aiming to compete directly with those two top-of-the-range smartphones.
In terms of processing power, the LU6200 will easily match the Vigor with its 1.5Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor and Adreno 220 GPU. Furthermore, the screen is a monster: at 4.5 inches with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. Not only that, but LGs brand new AH-IPS screen technology is said to trump the famous Samsung Super AMLOED screens while consuming less power, which is a key consideration when purchasing these latest monsters.
While we’re on the subject of batteries, the phone will also come equipped with a 1830 mAH battery meaning you won’t have to stress about recharging before your lunch break. The LU6200 is expected to be around 10.3 mm (0.41 inches) thick and weigh 123 grams (4.34 ounces), making it slightly heavier and thicker than the Samsung Galaxy S2 / Epic 4G Touch, but not significantly so.
Other features of this high-end smartphone include an 8 megapixel camera, NFC wireless and LTE capability. If you’re lucky enough to live in the other-wordly Korean market, the phone will be capable of achieving data transfer speeds of up to 75mpbs through their brand new U+LTE network. The phone will also carry a DMB Digital TV Tuner, although this technology also only exists in Korea.
Despite this, the LTE capability does mean that the phone should reach American shores and will most likely be pushed through Verizon and Sprint; both of whom LG have relationships with.
The release date is not yet known, however early 2012 is possible for the US market and a rumoured release date of October 2011 for the Korean market. It is also not known which version of Android the phone will run, although this Korean tech site indicates that it will be Android 2.3.