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LG Electronics has announced another heavy hitter into its home Korean Android market, the LG Optimus Z. This device has a 3.5-inch WVGA "Hyper" HD LCD powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and runs Android 2.1 currently, but they have stated by the end of the year the device will receive a 2.2 update. Equipped with two batteries this device is ready to power the 170 pre-equipped applications along with the T-DMB mobile TV that is preinstalled. The Optimus Z offers users some great features, and has brought a couple of amazing new features to the table with this device.

In a first for Korean smartphones, the LG Optimus Z offers On Screen Phone function that lets user display their phone interface on the screen of their PC. Using Bluetooth or a data cable, the interface will appear onscreen, letting users manage the phone’s various functions – including applications and e-mail – on the computer. In addition, any documents, images or music files stored on the PC can be easily transferred to Optimus Z using this interface. Furthermore, Drag & Shake allows LG Optimus Z users to share files between smartphones with a simple shake of the handset, while LG Air Sync lets them constantly sync the phone with their PCs or other mobile digital devices.

While the device is only available in the Korean market, this brings a glimmer of hope that we can see some of these new features on some U.S.-based devices in the future. Full presser after the break.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LG BOLSTERS SMARTPHONE PRESENCE IN
KOREAN SMARPTHONE MARKET WITH OPTIMUS Z
 

Third Smartphone in Optimus Series of Smart Devices
 

SEOUL, July 29, 2010 – LG Electronics (LG) today announced the Korean launch of
its latest smartphone, LG Optimus Z (LG-SU950/KU9500). Offered through local tele-
coms providers SK Telecom and KT, Part of LG’s Optimus Series, Optimus Z boasts a
singular, stylish design and latest version of Google’s Android OS.
With the 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon at its core, Optimus Z is being launched with
Android OS 2.1 with the option to upgrade to Version 2.2 before the end of the year.
Advanced multimedia options include 3.5 inch WVGA “Hyper” HD LCD (800 x 480
pixels), Korea-specific T-DMB mobile TV, 5 MP camera, Dolby Mobile and DivX
compatibility. Optimus Z comes with two 1,350mAh batteries, good for hours and hours
of talking or entertainment. And at only 11.05 mm thin, Optimus Z and its unique “Z-
style” design is more angular than previous LG smartphones and its matte-finish metal
gives the Optimus Z a solid, durable feel.

In a first for Korean smartphones, the LG Optimus Z offers On Screen Phone function
that lets user display their phone interface on the screen of their PC. Using Bluetooth or
a data cable, the interface will appear onscreen, letting users manage the phone’s vari-
ous functions – including applications and e-mail – on the computer. In addition, any
documents, images or music files stored on the PC can be easily transferred to Optimus
Z using this interface. Furthermore, Drag & Shake allows LG Optimus Z users to share
files between smartphones with a simple shake of the handset, while LG Air Sync lets
them constantly sync the phone with their PCs or other mobile digital devices.
The LG Optimus Z comes pre-equipped with more than 100 of the most popular appli-
cations in Korea, along with 70 more that are not available in the Android Market. Additional applications may be downloaded through SK Telecom’s and KT’s respective
application stores.

Optimus Z is the third device in LG’s Optimus Series family to be introduced globally.
More Optimus devices are in the pipeline, including the launch of LG’s Android tablet
in the fourth quarter of 2010.
 

 
There are 12 comments

ceriem says:

Here's to hoping one of them is called the Optimus Prime if ever launched in the US. I may actually drop my X for it then lol.

Sean Brunett says:

haha I'm with you there, a phone called the Optimus Prime would be awesome!

Forget the phones. I’ll pick the girls

chefkeyser says:

I've wondered about the phone screen on the PC. Do any current U.S. Android devices implement this?

Kedar says:

Equipped with two batteries?
In the phone?

Basecall#AC says:

Can I order a massage with that?

JeffDenver says:

Sure dude, I'll give you a massage.

Angelworks says:

One of those - if you buy this phone sexy Asian girls will want you.

It almost worked LG :).

JeffDenver says:

I demand to know what makes the LCD "hyper".

New rule; No one is allowed to use buzz words to describe their product unless they can explain what they mean.

dcreed says:

I think it's admirable that LG uses models with physical handicaps.

Or they used a Photoshop person who brutally mangled the hands of the girls on the left and the right.

I know, I know: "They have hands?"

hydro says:

them asains sure know how to market products.

girls are hawt. <3 f(x).