LG Electronics

LG has jumped into Android in a big way, releasing phones this year that cover everything from the entry level in the popular Optimus One line, to the future generation hardware configuration of the Optimus 3D.  Now the folks at PocketNow have gotten their hands on the rest of LG's 2011 roadmap, and as expected Android rules the roost.  Besides the LG Fantasy, a Windows Phone 7 offering that George over at WP Central has a look at here, some follow-ups to existing phones have emerged, as well as a couple things that sound pretty darn nice.

The LG Prada K2, scheduled for a holiday 2011 release, packs a dual-core punch in a 4.3-inch NOVA LCD display, checks in at 8.8 mm thick, and runs Android 2.3.  It also features front and rear cameras (1.3MP and 8MP respectively) and 21 Mbps HSPA+ data speeds.  With its case design inspired by Prada, this should turn more than a few heads when it shows up -- fingers crossed for a U.S. release.

The LG Univa appears to be the Optimus One replacement.  It checks in squarely in the entry-level range with an 800 MHz single-core CPU, 3.5-inch HVGA display, DLNA support and runs Gingerbread.  At 11.9 mm thick, the Univa looks like it might bring a nice bit of style to the entry-level.  Look for it in Q4.

The LG Victor is another entry-level handset, with a little more punch.  Its 1GHz CPU and 3.8-inch OLED display pair up with Gingerbread, Wifi direct, and front and rear cameras (VGA and 5MP).  This one is supposedly coming this quarter, so look for info soon.

The LG Gelato is one we've seen a couple times before, but it appears there will be an NFC version as well, as the LG Gelato NFC is scheduled for a Q4 release.  The specs hold true to the Sprint version with an 800MHz CPU and 3.2 inch display, but the addition of NFC should make a few happy.

The LG E2 looks like LG's entry in the huge low end market, and should make for a great first smartphone or a pre-pay device.  Details are sparse, save for a "sub-gigahertz" processor and and a basic camera.  Pair this one with the right price, and you have a recipe for success -- especially in developing countries across the globe.

Finally, we have the LG K.  We don't even have a render for this one, and very few details.  Supposedly to have a 4.5 inch display and a true 720p screen, PocketNow thinks this will be the LG P930.  We think it will be awesome.

There are no pictures for any of these devices yet, but you can see some unofficial type renders from the folks at PocketNow, so be sure to hit the source link to see a series of cgi black slabs.  We'll be on the lookout for more information about these.

Source: PocketNow

 
There are 6 comments

why would anyone want anything cell phone related after the G2x fumble?

Blastin says:

because roms fix software issues

mikaeldalc says:

I would never buy an LG. LG hasn't shown me anything special in the mobile market. I hope those pictures rendered on pocketnow are not the actual thought up designs because they are Fugly!!!! LG seems to like to add more space to the design than needed. Look at the g2x, why all that extra space around the compasitive buttons? Guess this is just a rant, sorry.

hmmm says:

I will only buy Nexus phones from here on out...as long as they have a notification light.

Xephik says:

Never had a problem with LG. I've had my old LG Dare sitting in my desk drawer collecting dust for over a year just in case my Droid Incredible takes a plunge. I still power it on to use the camera (Which was a damn good camera for a cellphone camera of that era) sometimes.

jking3002 says:

My revolution by LG seems to work just fine as well. LG doesn't make bad electronics they have just been a little slow to the smartphone game. i don't know much about the g2x but even if it was a dud, one bad phone doesn't make a company suck.