Posts Tagged ‘LG optimus’


September 29th, 2011 by LG Blog UK
LG’s 3D has once again caught the attention of global consumers through its collaboration with National Geographic to showcase the world’s first 3D image gallery at this year’s IFA. After shooting, all six artists testified to LG Optimus 3D’s excellent image quality while eliminating the burden of heavy equipment and praised it to be the 3D device of choice. Justin Guariglia, one of the participating photographers, mentioned that the technology is just amazing in such a small device. Every photographer would love to have the power of a great camera in a little phone. This is clearly a step in...
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LG Optimus 3D – the World’s First Full 3D Smartphone

February 14th, 2011 by LG Blog UK

Two weeks ago, we announced on the Blog that LG were going to release the world’s first 3D smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2011. Well MWC is underway in Barcelona and we are excited that we have detailed information for this eagerly-awaited handset to share with you all.

Now officially named the LG Optimus 3D, LG’s first 3D phone is equipped with a dual 5MP lens camera which allows you to capture 3D images and record 3D video on the go, whilst glasses are not necessary to view 3D content.  Not only can you shoot and view in 3D with the Optimus 3D, but you can share content anytime, anywhere via an HDMI 1.4 connection on 3D TVs and monitors as well as upload and stream on YouTube’s 3D channel (, all directly from your phone. To make the 3D experience even fuller and immersive, there is also a bright 4.3-inch WVGA screen which is great for viewing 3D (and 2D) content and users can also navigate through the phone’s 3D interface with a unique 3D Hot Key, which presents five 3D-dedicated UIs including Gallery, Camera, Games & Apps, YouTube 3D and 3D Guide.

Besides being the first full 3D smartphone, the Optimus 3D is so exciting due to its superior speed and power. The Optimus 3D uses LG’s unique ‘Tri-Dual’ technology, utilising dual-core, dual-channel and dual-memory, meaning unlike other dual-core smart phones, the LG Optimus 3D also offers significant performance benefits as a result of the faster transfer of data between the dual-core and dual-memory. This means you can browse web pages, multitask between programs, play games at a higher frame rate and enjoy movies more smoothly than ever before. As Dr. Jong-seok Park said ‘We’ve incorporated every feature for the power user and we think they’ll be pleased with what they see.’

Key Specifications:

  • 1GHz Dual-Core Dual-Channel processor (Texas Instruments OMAP4)
  • 4.3-inch 3D WVGA screen
  • 8GB memory and 4Gb LP DDR2
  • 1,500 mAh battery
  • 5MP dual-lens camera
  • 2D: 1080p MPEG-4/H.264 recording and playback
  • 3D: 720p H.264 SEI recording and playback
  • HSPA+, DLNA/HDMI 1.4
  • H.264, H.263, DivX, MKV, WMV-9, ASF, AVI, 3GP, MP4

If you are as excited as us about the Optimus 3D, then you should know that it will be available in Q2. It will initially be released with Android 2.2 Froyo and will be upgradeable to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. We will bring you the upgrade schedule for the UK when it is available in due course.

For further details on Optimus 3D and more first-hand LG news from MWC 2011, watch this space.

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CES 2011: Introducing the LG Optimus Black

January 6th, 2011 by LG Blog UK
Yesterday LG streamed their Press Conference at CES 2011 where they talked through the theme of the conference before introducing some exciting new products. One of these products that got tongues wagging worldwide was the LG Optimus Black – a new Android running Smartphone lined up for a release in the first half of this year. The LG Optimus Black is notable for several reasons, but the first thing to catch the eye is its thickness, or more specifically its lack of thickness. Measuring in at a super slim 9.22mm deep, the Optimus Black is the world’s slimmest smartphone. The Optimus Black also...
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December 22nd, 2010 by LG Blog UK
Exciting news today as LG officially announce that they have partnered with legendary movie composer Ennio Morricone to provide ringtones for LG’s new smartphones. Morricone is one of the best-known composers in the movie industry having worked on such classics as The Untouchables, Once Upon a Time in America and the Dollars Trilogy, amongst a CV of over 500 film and TV scores in a truly illustrious career. The first phone to see the exclusive Morricone compositions will be the dual-core Optimus 2X – the world’s first dual-core phone. To ensure that beautiful music is paired with a suitable impressive platform, LG...
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Our second Windows Phone 7 winner is announced

December 20th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
A big congratulations to Margaret Johnson who has won an LG Optimus 7 phone! Commiserations if you weren't a winner, but fear not as you can still get your hands on our LG prize package worth over £5000, including a full 3D home theatre system, a years subscription to Sky and even a washing machine amongst others. Enter the competition...
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December 16th, 2010 by LG Blog UK

Today we feel like proud parents as the Optimus family welcome a new member today. The LG Optimus 2X is a brand new Android smartphone and boasts the claim of being the world’s first smartphone with a dual-core processor.

The NVIDIA ® developed dual-core Tegra 2 processor offers a run speed of 1GHz and will ensure faster, smoother web browsing and applications and even lets users multitask with virtually no lag. The Tegra 2 also offers low power consumption and high performance for playing video and audio as well as smoother gameplay compared with single-core processors running at the same speed.

As is that wasn’t enough the LG Optimus 2X also offers 1080p HD video playback and recording with full HDMI mirroring that expands content on external displays to full HD quality. Also taking from its Windows Phone 7 cousin – the LG Optimus 7 – the Optimus 2X will be equipped to wirelessly connect with DLNA compatible devices such as HD TVS for a console like gaming experience taking full advantage of the handsets built in accelerometer, gyro sensor and HDMI mirroring. The smartphone also includes both rear and front-facing cameras, microSD memory expandability, Micro-USB port and a 1500mAh battery.

The Optimus 2X will be available in Korea from next month, with countries in Europe and Asia to follow. Initially the phone will be released with Android 2.2 (Froyo) and will be upgradeable to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) at a later date.

Key specifications:

  • 1Ghz Dual-core Processor (NVIDIA Tegra 2)
  • 4-inch WVGA screen
  • 8GB memory (up to 32GB via microSD)
  • 1,500 mAh battery
  • 8 megapixel rear camera and 1.3 megapixel front camera
  • HDMI mirroring
  • 1080p MPEG-4/H.264 playback and recording

UPDATE, 7 January, 2011: Here’s a video of Paul Trueman, Marketing Director, LG UK, discussing the key features of the Optimus 2X handset from CES 2011

Kelly’s got text appeal

November 23rd, 2010 by LG Blog UK
LG have today announced that UK model and TV personality Kelly Brook is the face of the LG Optimus One handset, the affordable new smartphone from LG’s Optimus family. The decision to make Kelly Brook the official face of the Optimus One stems from her hectic routine, making the Optimus One the ideal phone for her to keep in touch with family and friends on the go. The sleek and modern look of the handset also makes it the perfect accessory for Kelly’s glamorous image. Kelly comments, “The LG Optimus One really is the perfect accessory – not only for its stylish...
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LG’s Optimus One reaches 1 million sales worldwide

November 16th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
Great news reached us at the blog this morning, LG’s latest Android handset – the Optimus One has sold 1 million units world wide in 40 days. These phenomenal sales figures represent a new record for LG making Optimus One the fastest selling handset in the company’s history, with an average of 25,000 handsets sold each day. LG’s Optimus Onehas been popular with first-time smartphone shoppers looking for high performance and useful applications in a competitively priced handset. was one of the first phones to launch with Android 2.2 Froyo and combines the best features of Google’s OS with some great exclusive LG...
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Windows Phone 7 Operating System Review

November 11th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
The current international smartphone market is dominated by Android, iPhone and Blackberry. At the last count Windows only had a 5% share of the smartphone market worldwide*. Of course this statistic refers to the Windows Mobile 6 and 6.5, which begs the question, will Microsoft be able to increase their marketshare with the recently launched Windows Phone 7 operating system? When LG’s Optimus 7 handset, running the Windows Phone 7 OS, found its way to me at the blog I was instantly impressed. Gone was the stylus’ of old and instead I was presented with what instantly appeared to be a...
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Upgrade your LG Optimus GT540 to Android 2.1!

November 11th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
...other head section stuff (Title, Description,etc.)... UPDATED 23/12/10: We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience the delay on the update has caused, but can confirm that the problems you have been facing with your upgrade have now been resolved. If you have purchased your handset through Orange, O2, Tesco’s, Carphone Warehouse or Phones4u, you will now be able to upgrade successfully. For those who have purchased through Vodafone, we will update you with further news about the software as and when it comes through. Link temporarily removed Wishing you all a happy Xmas and New Years UPDATED 01/12/10: Thank you for your comments and feedback- We apologise for the...
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