LG Electronics has announced the official launch the product, which is appears to be the successor of Prada mobile phone, the LG Viewty KU990. LG Viewty KU990 is a slim and sleek candy bar style phone that comes equipped with a Schneider-Kreuznach 5.1 MP auto-focus camera. LG Viewty KU990 is designed for mobile photo enthusiasts looking for an all in one handset that can take quality photos while on the go.
The first time of LG Viewty KU990 announcement was in Korea. Now, it has available for European Market. The LG Viewty is professional level product, a high-end camera phone. LG mobile division has made several innovative designs when it comes to mobile handsets and has already made a buzz with their Black Label series, which includes the LG KE770, LG Prada and LG Chocolate mobile phones. The company is now expanding their mobile phone products by introducing high feature phones and the LG Viewty is the first handset to be launched under the company’s high feature phone category.
The reason for LG to choose the name of “Viewty” is to sum up what the phone can do best; viewing and sharing high quality photos. Viewing and sharing photos is made possible because of it large LCD touch-screen display.
According to Dr. Skott Ahn, CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, LG Viewty KU990 is a camera phone with unparalleled functions. The handset provides quality matching or exceeding that of conventional digital cameras. With some of their earlier handsets, LG emphasized great style. Now they are focused on functionality and features as well. LG is always trying to identify unspoken customer needs and create new mobile trends.
With the LG Viewty’s manual focus function, which no other camera phone provides, users can take more control over their pictures. In addition, the built-in image stabilizer helps record clearer images. Users can personalize their unique snapshots by writing on them digitally using the 3.0-inch LCD screen and attached stylus; users can also use the stylus and screen for working with the LG Viewty’s built-in digital editing software, after they are done, the snapshots and video can be easily uploaded to the internet.
LG Viewty KU990 is designed in black color, continuing the famous stylish-designed of the LG Prada and could very well be the second version of the LG Prada but only with 3G and without the Prada branding.
The LG Viewty KU990 runs on GSM Quad-band network and UMTS 2100 MHz network, it has a 3 inch, 240 x 400 pixel resolution, 262.144 color TFT display and has a 5 MP camera with Auto-focus, Schneider-Kreuznach lens and Xenon flash. Video recording up to 120 fps is possible and there is another front camera for video calling. The LG Viewty KU990 is armed with 170 MB of internal memory, expandable with a micro SD slot. Connectivity options with the LG Viewty include USB 2.0 and Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP. The Viewty will also come with the standard media player that can play AAC, eAAC, MP3, WMA audio formats and 3GP and MPEG4 video format.
Borrowing from the high-end digital camera industry, ISO 800 and SmartLight technology help create bright pictures, even indoors and at night. Users are able to enjoy a wider and much more vivid display than with most phones on the market through the large full-color touch-screen and Mobile XD engine. LG Viewty KU990 can even recognize handwritten text input via the stylus.
LG Viewty KU990 is able to record video at up to 120 frames per second, which is the highest frame speed ever for a handset camera. This feature allows users to watch seamlessly all DVD-like content, even in slow motion. LG Viewty KU990 also features a quick search-enabled jog wheel, which helps users quickly raise or lower the volume during calls as well as easily zoom in or out when taking photos or video.
The most impressive feature to me is the consumers can view DivX files from popular online video communities such as Stage6.com at ten times the speed of WCDMA through the HSDPA 3.6 high-speed Internet access capability. DivX is a widely popular digital media format that enables consumers to create, share and playback high-quality video content across an ecosystem of platforms and devices.
• GSM 900/1800/1900MHz, UMTS 2100MHz connectivity
• Data transfer: HSDPA (3.6Mbps), EDGE, GPRS
• 3.0″ 262k color touch-screen LCD TFT, WQVGA (240×400 pixel) resolution
• 5.1 MP with auto-focus, 2592х1944 pixels
• 1GB or 2GB included (100 MB shared memory), microSD memory card slot
• Size: 103.5mm x 54mm x 15mm (4.1″ x 2.1″ x 0.6″)
• Weight: 112g (3.95oz)
• Ringtones: Polyphonic (40 channels), MP3
• Phonebook with photo-call feature
• Talk time: Up to 5.75 hours GSM, 3.75 hours WCDMA
• Standby: Up to 18 days GSM, 18.75 days WCDMA
• Image Stabilizer with a direct key/ISO 800/SmartLight
• Full touch-screen and 3.0 Wide Flat LCD Screen/Mobile XD Engine/landscape view
• Handwriting Recognition/Handwriting Editing
• High speed video (QVGA) capture at 120 frames per second
• Jog wheel for resizing pages in web browser/zooming in and out when taking photos/raising and lower volume during calls
• Direct uploading to YouTube.com/Google Package
• DivX mobile profile, TV out, document viewer