It looks as though LG’s product roadmap for the rest of 2011 has leaked, bringing us pictures and information on no fewer than 7 new smartphones. Seven!
Despite recently posting a loss in profits for the second quarter of the year, LG have released some very impressive smartphones so far this year. They were first to market a dual core smartphone in the LG Optimus 2X and first to market a 3D smartphone in the LG Optimus 3D.
Read on below to meet the remaining seven smartphones that LG plan to release throughout the rest of 2011. The images you see may be renders but they have been created from official images that unfortunately cannot be reproduced.
LG Prada K2
The Prada K2 is looking to be LG’s top-of-the-range smartphone for the second half of 2011, taking the baton from the Optimus 2X. It will feature a dual-core processor and 4.3-inch NOVA LCD screen which will be super bright and clear. It’s 8.8mm thickness will challenge the iPhone 4 and Samsung Galaxy S II for style points. It will run Android Gingerbread 2.3, have 16GB internal storage, an 8-megapixel camera, 1.3-megapixel front camera and 21Mbps HSPA+ data connectivity. LG released two Prada branded smartphones back in 2008 which back then were cutting edge, the K2 seems to follow that trend.
The LG Univa is a mid-range Android smartphone for the second half of 2011. It features an 800MHz processor, 5-megapixel camera, 3.5-inch HVGA screen and DLNA connectivity. As with the Prada K2 it will run Android Gingerbread 2.3.
This one looks to be the daddy of the family. As you can tell from the buttons below the screen, the LG Fantasy is a Windows Phone 7 device – Windows Phone Mango to be precise. Unfortunately knowledge of specifications is at present very limited. From the renders it looks to have a large screen of perhaps 4.3 or 4.7-inches.
The Victor will slot into LG’s mid-range Android line-up alongside the Univa pictured above. It runs Android Gingerbread 2.3 on a 1GHz single core processor along with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA and Wi-Fi Direct connectivity. The display is the star of the show here; a 3.8-inch OLED display with WVGA resolution. OLED displays are generally used in ultra thin devices, so it’ll be interesting to see the size and dimensions of the Victor.
LG Gelato NFC
The Gelato NFC is a variation of the LG Optimus Net that we introduced you to just one week ago today. It shares the same 800MHz processor, 3.2-inch HVGA screen and 3-megapixel camera as the Optimus Net, but adds in NFC capabilities. Near Field Communications (NFC) make the phone eligible for wireless payments and wireless connections with other NFC enabled devices, such as speakers.
The LG E2 is expected to be an entry-level Android smartphone. Unfortunately there are no specifications to be found for this device yet, but being an entry-level device we would expect a processor of 600-800MHz, 3-megapixel camera and Android FroYo (2.2). This one could fall into the sub-£150 category.
This handset looks to be the most promising out of the whole lot, yet unfortunately it’s the only one without a picture (or render). We’re not sure which operating system this device runs, though we do know it has an incredible screen. The K will be one of the first smartphones with a true 720p HD screen, which will be around 4.5-inches in size and sporting a pixel density similar to or even greater than the iPhone 4’s Retina Display.
As these are early renders and specifications, of course any of the technical details of any of the seven phones mentioned could be changed or tweaked before a public sale release.
Which is your favourite out of the forthcoming LG smartphones? We’re very excited about the K and Fantasy devices! Let us know which takes your fancy by adding a comment below, or tweeting us @Gadget_Helpline.