LG Prada K2 visits the FCC and brings NFC support with it

LG Prada K2 visits the FCC and brings NFC support with it
Late last month we showed you a picture of the Android powered LG Prada K2 that one of our loyal readers had taken for us. While no subsequent information has been released about the model, the third version of the world's first touchscreen handset has just paid a visit to the gang at the FCC. The first models of the LG Prada were featurephones and the LG Prada K2 is the first in the series to be a smartphone.

While a U.S. release is unknown at this point, the FCC visit revealed that the phone will come with NFC support, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GSM/EDGE 850 and 1900 WCDMA 1900. Bringing the phone up to date will be the inclusion of a dual-core processor under the hood, and a rear-facing and front-facing camera. While the phone's innards are brought up to modern times, the outside of the phone looks as fashionable as ever in its simplicity.

While we have no idea when the LG Prada K2 might launch, an FCC visit is important as it is one more item on the checklist that can be removed.

source: FCC via Phandroid



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23 Comments

1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i doubt it will. Pradas never become available to purchase on US carriers.

9. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Too bad, King. This might actually compete in our market.

21. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

what does? o:

2. frommars

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

It's second model of (first is optimus lte HD) LG's I (ice cream sandiwich)project. Lg will rolling 8 more models of I project which include 2 tablet 2 or more quad core LTE smart at least 2 3D smart phone and at least 2 winmo phones. some model will be LG's own chipset with next generation LG's LTE one chip radio news for apple fan kids ---LG will provide iphone5 (very unique water drop shape thicker on top thinner on bottom) display it will be 4.2" but not HD 1280*720 also LG's new 2160p 10.1" sample is already in test for Ipad3 and LG's own tablet(it may 8.9")

4. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

that's very interesting data but how do you know all this?

16. Snapdude

Posts: 128; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

honestly ive never heard about any of that...

17. frommars

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

LG is ready to ship supplies but I heard Apple have failed mass production of curved glass front (unknown reason) Recently LG display and LG Innotech(Iphone camera module) and Apple have setup Private Video conference system by Cisco -----LG APPLE HOT LINE--- LG may help Apple and foxconn fix problems. Apple prepaid nearly 1billion dollars to LG display for new iphone development

20. Snapdude

Posts: 128; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

i doubt the integrity of your claims, no offense

3. rockstarlive

Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I doubt any US carrier will carry it. If it does its probably gonna be a limited edition mid range phone. It would get lost in the shuffle. Maybe a prepaid carrier has a better shot. Like Virgin Mobile, Boost or somebody else.

5. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Is dual core and nfc mid range already?

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

it could be depending on what kind of dual core it is. Ask the iphone4s with its 800mhz dual core.. laaame :)

14. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

some dual-cores are and NFC isn't a big deal...yet.

18. rockstarlive

Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

We dont even know that much of the phone itself, could be a 3G phone, could pack 1.2 dual core, display looks like something from the LG G2x

6. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I wonder what would happen if lg had stopped selling his displays\technology to apple. But they won't because of money. I have that feeling that lg is one of the most inconsistent company in the mobile world. They had first dual core, they had first announcement about ips 720p screen...and they are still behind competition.

7. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

yeah coz they r more interested in makin money frm apple

10. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

They do seem like they want to stay on Apples good side.It is like they are waiting for Samsung and Apple to fall completely apart, and than they can swoop in and replace them as Apple's main supplier.

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

LG doesnt make the chips that samsung does. the only area they compete in that I know of is in displays, and samsung wont share their displays with apple.

8. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Back in October, the LG-LS831 got through the FCC as a CDMA Windows Phone. Still not seeing that bad boy making it to shelves anywhere, either. Puts a lot of credibility into the arguments the K2 will never see the light of day here in the US. I really am confused at the idea of having a phone jump through the hoops to get a release, than not release it. What is the point? It's not like LG doesn't know what it takes to get approved here, they do not need the practice. Seems stupid.

11. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

LG wants their phones to be global. To operate in the us it needs to pass FCC specifications. Just passing through the FCC doesn't mean its going to be sold by carriers it just means that the phone meets the FCC standards.

22. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Geez ..... I never thought of the world phone requirements. Kinda common sense. I am putting myself into the "Mobile dumb question" corner. Thanks squallz.

23. chadrick0814 unregistered

Though a US carrier may not have it, Amazon .com will.

19. rockstarlive

Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Yeah every phone needs to pass FCC to be usable for anything.

15. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

that phone is a beauty. haven't seen a phone capture my attention like thew prada in awhile

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