Competition in the cameraphone segment of the market has always been tough, but since Nokia has also joined in with an 8MP device
at the MWC, the others will have to try even harder in order to keep their established positions. LG
stands firm on its place as a manufacturer, which provides excellent cameraphones, and as such, it has already begun preparing something fresh to offer its users. According to newmobile, LG has showed the direct successor of the LG Viewty
, the GC900
(or as they call it, the Viewty 2
), which, as the source says, very much resembles the LG Secret, but without the sliding numeric keypad. The development process seems to be far from finished and we might have to wait for awhile until it gets officially announced. However, some of its key specs have been revealed. To begin with, it will incorporate the ARENA’s 3D S-Class User Interface
, along with a 3-inch touch-sensitive screen with a WVGA resolution, according to the given specs, but newmobile informs that it may actually have the more modest WQVGA resolution. The camera will again be an 8-megapixel one, equipped with a Xenon flash and options for Face Recognition, Smile and Blink Detection. The Viewty 2 will also pack HSDPA, Wi-Fi and A-GPS.
Fortunately, the manufacturer will not leave us just waiting for its next great camera phone. GSM Helpdesk informs that LG has released a new version of its high-end camera powerhouse, the Renoir
. What it adds is a vast 8GB
built-in memory, instead of the original Renoir’s 130MB one. The only other difference is the black color solution, which is also available with the other incarnation of the device, the KC910i
. However, we aren’t sure if the new Renoir 8GB Black and the KC910i are different handsets, or we are talking about one and the same device here, since we just cannot make out why LG would release two separate editions.
and GSM Helpdesk
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