Following on from the update to its mid-range Optimus L Series
phones, LG has revealed a brand new line of smartphones dubbed the "Optimus F Series." The company is focusing on providing 4G LTE support along with higher processing power with the two new devices, both of which run on the Android 4.1.2 OS.
At the Mobile World Congress (MWC) last year, LG first revealed the Optimus L Series
of smartphones, which featured some middle-of-the-road specs in a slim package. This year, LG brought the L Series back to the MWC with a slew of upgraded features, including a higher-resolution display, longer lasting battery, and a dual SIM card option.
LG has revealed what is claimed to be the thinnest LTE smartphone available on the market. The Optimus Vu sits somewhere between a small tablet (Thrive
) and a modern smartphone (Spectrum
), features a 4:3 ratio IPS display, is powered by a Dual-Core processor, and has 32GB of onboard storage.
Since the release of the G-Slate
and Optimus Pad
last year, tablet offerings from LG have been pretty thin on the ground. Now the company has announced it will be releasing its first LTE-capable tablet in its homeland next week. The Optimus Pad LTE is powered by a Qualcomm 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and comes running Android 3.2 (Honeycomb). It also features the same True HD IPS technology that debuted on LG's Optimus LTE smartphone
but with the 1280 x 720 pixel resolution now spread over 8.9-inches worth of display.
Following previews at CES 2011 and the Mobile World Congress, and boasting pre-orders from 56 network carriers in 50 different countries, LG is set to debut its Optimus Black smartphone in Europe. Slimmer (just) than an iPhone 4
, the Optimus Black
features a 1GHz processor, front and rear facing cameras, runs on Android 2.2 and its world first 700-nit "NOVA" IPS LCD promises better outdoor visibility, more natural colors and true blacks and whites.
Ever since the first sundial cast its shadow we've been looking for new and inventive ways to tell the time. Timepieces that talk to you
, use LED lights
instead of numbers and spell out the time in words
are just some of the results, and although the Reflectius concept from Art Lebedev
Studio (think Optimus keyboard
) uses a standard digital readout as the display, the way it achieves this is anything but standard.
Substantially more restrained than the Optimus Maximus
, United Keys' entry into the OLED keyboard field tacks nine dynamic OLED keys onto the end of a regular desktop keyboard to add a dose of versatility and increase input efficiency.