Samsung might have claimed first across the line honors with the first 12-megapixel camera phone in the form of the Pixon 12, but LG are snapping at their heels with the LG GC990 Louvre, a 12 megapixel camera phone that got its first public showing at the Korea Products Exhibition in Warsaw of all places.

At the moment the Louvre is just a concept, but if LG do decide to release it the phone will be able to claim higher resolution video recording than the Pixon 12 – 1,280 x 720 at 30 fps to the Pixon’s 720 x 480 at 30 fps. The Louvre camera boasts Schneider-Kreuznach optics, xenon flash, auto and touch focus, LG’s new Intellizoom feature, geo-tagging, ISO up to 3200 and zero shutter lag.

The Louvre’s non-camera related specs are no less impressive with a 3.2-inch 16 million color touchscreen display, Wi-Fi with DLNA connectivity, Bluetooth, GPS and A-GPS navigation, TV-out and DivX and Xvid video format support. It runs on the latest S-Class Touch UI with an accelerometer sensor enabling UI auto-rotate.

But don’t go rushing to your nearest phone retailer looking for the Louvre just yet as that is just an internal LG project name for the GC990 that, for the time being, remains just a concept model.

According to the official LG statement, “the GC990 or 'Louvre' mobile phone from LG, is a great example of the type of mobile technology innovation LG is developing. This is a concept model only however, and as such there are no confirmed plans to bring it to market. As we have further details on our camera-phone portfolio or other mobiles, LG will provide information on where and when they will be available to consumers." Those teasers.

Source: GSM Arena