Leaked roadmap reveals seven new LG smartphones scheduled to launch by the year's end

Leaked roadmap reveals seven new LG smartphones scheduled to launch by the year's end
What we are looking at here, folks, is the remainder of smartphones that LG is reportedly planning on unveiling by the end of 2011. According to an LG roadmap that surfaced on the web just recently, seven more devices are expected to join the manufacturer's smartphone lineup during the second half of the year, and while some of them are said to be lacking much of a performance punch, others appear to be perfect candidates for obtaining flagship status.

Since LG's future top-of-the-line smartphones are probably what you are most curious about, we will first introduce you to the LG K, which is said to be equipped with a true 720p HD display. This might very well be the LG P930 that we heard about not long ago, and chances are it will become the most powerful smartphone that LG will have to offer. If the device does hit the market eventually, its display will likely be 4.5 inches in diagonal and will match the 326 dpi pixel density of the iPhone 4's Retina display. Unfortunately, a rendition of the smartphone is missing at this time.

Another upcoming smartphone that might interest you is the LG Prada K2, which appears to be capable of appealing to both the tech savvy crowd and the fashion conscious audience at the same time. It is said to be packing a dual-core chipset, 4.3-inch NOVA display, 8-megapixel camera, 21Mbps HSPA+ connectivity, and all of that with Android 2.3 Gingerbread running the whole show. In terms of looks, the smartphone will supposedly be only 8.8 millimeters thick and will feature a special texture on its back inspired by the Italian fashion label. The LG Prada K2 might make a great Christmas gift as that is the time when the device is expected to hit the market.

Next in the list is the LG Fantasy, which we don't know much about besides the fact that it will run Windows Phone 7 Mango out of the box. The leaked roadmap does not really specify any of its tech specs, yet considering the platform's strict hardware requirements, the smartphone will most probably pack a decent amount of processing power under its hood. We can expect seeing the LG Fantasy hit the shelves at some point in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Moving along, we see the Gingerbread-flavored LG Victor, which is said to be scheduled for arrival in the third quarter of the year. The smartphone comes with a 1GHz single-core processor and a 3.8-inch OLED display with a resolution of 480 by 800 pixels. Some of the other goodies that the Victor will pack is a 5-megapixel main camera and a secondary front-facing shooter, as well as support for DLNA and Wi-Fi Direct.

Going deeper into the land of mid-range smartphones we come across the LG Univa, which is said to be the successor to the LG Optimus One. If the leaked roadmap is correct, the smartphone will feature an 800MHz processor, 3.5-inch display with a resolution of 320 by 480 pixels and a 5-megapixel camera. Right next to it will be standing the LG Gelato NFC, which is said to be pretty much identical to the LG Optimus Net, yet will be equipped with an NFC chip. Both these smartphones will reportedly run Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Last in line is the LG E2, which is only said to be an entry-level Android device with below average technical specs.

Bear in mind that the leaked LG smartphone roadmap does not guarantee that any of these handsets will see the light of day at all. Besides that, the images that have been provided are barely computer-rendered sketches so the smartphones may not end up looking the way they do here. Nevertheless, if the leak does turn out to be true, we shall be hearing more than a few smartphone announcements being made by LG in the forthcoming months.

source: Pocketnow

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