LG KC910 "Renoir"
Another week, another LG product launch. That’s what it feels like at the moment anyway. Last week it was the turn of the Korean giant’s mobile phone division with the UK debut of the KC910 "Renoir".
The successor to the popular Viewty, the Renoir is a slim device with a nearly full face touch screen. LG are pushing the device’s multimedia credentials, highlights being certified DivX playback, Dolby enhanced sound and an 8 megapixel camera with lots of trick modes.
It’s launching in the UK imminently on all the major networks and LG are bundling an 8GB memory card in the box to take advantage of all that multimedia goodness.
First impressions are good – I had the chance to examine one fairly closely at the launch and it’s a light, responsive device (with a blinding flash for the camera!). The standard software bundle includes the usual web browser, email client, calendar and an assortment of games. The OS is a completely custom affair (not based on Windows mobile or Symbian) so it takes a little getting used to. Once you get your head around it though it’s easy enough to use.
Hopefully I should be getting my paws on one in the not too distant future, so expect a more complete write up soon. In the meantime, check out Tracy and Matt’s coverage of the launch and take in the full specs after the jump.
- 400×240 touchscreen
- DivX support
- 8MP Camera with Schneider-Kreuznach optics and Xenon flash
- Camera modes include Blink detection, smile detection and blemish removal
- ISO 1600 (low light) camera support
- Remote camera trigger (a first for a mobile phone camera)
- Included 3.5mm headphone adapter
- TV output
- Windows software included to convert videos to DivX format
- 8GB MicroSD card and SD Reader included
- Can be used as USB / Bluetooth 3G modem
- Bluetooth / Wifi / HSDPA 7.2Mbps
- Built in GPS