LG Optimus LTE Tag makes an entrance: 4.3-inch dual-core phone on NFC steroids
The LG Optimus LTE Tag is the newest addition to LG’s lineup, unveiled just days before the start of Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. After the gigantic LG Optimus Vu, comes another big fellow - the Optimus LTE Tag is a 4.3-inch version of the Optimus LTE and it comes with NFC connectivity that makes it stand out. Currently, though, it's Korea-bound only.
The whole idea behind it is that it can communicate with tags, “special stickers” that you can have in different places. For example, you might have a tag at the office that would trigger a different, work mode for your phone via NFC. You’d just need to swipe through the tag with your phone. It’s not a new idea - Sony has introduced its own SmartTags recently, but it’s still a neat addition.
Spec-wise, the LG Optimus LTE Tag focuses on a 4.3-inch bright, 650-nit WVGA display, a 1.2GHz dual-core chip, a 5-megapixel rear camera and a front-facing snapper. The handset will ship with Gingerbread, but will get updated to ICS. The phone has a 1700mAh battery and 16GB of built-in memory.
The Optimus LTE Tag is announced for Korea, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see it elsewhere. We’re even more certain that we’ll see more of it at MWC, so stay tuned.
+- Press Release
OPTIMUS LTE TAG FROM LG OFFERS NFC, BUT WITH A TWIST
Unique Tag+ Feature Allows for User Customization
Without The Hassle of Fiddling with Phone Settings
SEOUL, Feb. 20, 2012 – LG today announced its newest addition to its LTE smartphone line-up for the Korean market, the Optimus LTE Tag. Coming on the heels of impressive sales of its Optimus LTE, the world's first HD LTE smartphone, the Optimus LTE Tag advances LG's vision of offering the most diverse collection of LTE devices for all types of customers.
"Our goal is to offer the widest variety of LTE smartphones in the industry in 2012," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. "The Optimus LTE Tag isn't just a cosmetically-enhanced version of Optimus LTE, it offers a truly innovative feature which we think really makes a smartphone smarter."
The Optimus LTE Tag gets its name from a unique new feature, LG Tag+, which uses NFC (Near Field Communication) to communicate with special stickers or "tags" that can be programmed to automatically change the phone's settings. Swiping a tag upon entering the office could put the Optimus LTE Tag in silent mode and activate Wi-Fi. A tag on the car dashboard could be programmed to turn on Bluetooth, GPS and raise the volume. The options are limitless.
With Slim and sleek design, the Optimus LTE Tag is available in white. Running a 1.2GHz Dual-Core processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread (with the option to upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich later) and 4.3-inch IPS display, the Optimus LTE Tag is the ideal multimedia environment.
o Chipset: 1.2GHz Dure-Core processor
o Display: 4.3-inch (800 x 480) IPS
o Memory: 16GB eMMC
o Camera: 5.0MP with AF-LED Flash (Rear) & 1.3MP (Front)
o OS: Android 2.3 Gingerbread
o Battery: 1,700mAh
o Others: LG Tag+, MHL(Mobile High Definition Link), DLNA(Digital Living Network Alliance)