LG Renoir officially launches

We’ve been drooling over the upcoming LG KC910 for the last couple of weeks since it was announced in August, but the wait is finally over. The Renoir has been officially announced, available first in Europe this month, then Asia and Latin America in November, followed by Africa and the Middle East in December and finally China in January. Yep, everywhere but North America. That’s just awesome. On feature they’re talking about is Touch Shot, which lets you determine what the camera focuses on by touching them on the 3-inch screen, then taking the picture by releasing. That’s a pretty cool idea, and I could see it making photo-taking a helluva lot easier than fumbling for the shutter button, and especially great for action shots.

The press release also acknowledges that 8-megapixel slider we’ve been seeing a lot of lately, the KC780, which will be slightly slimmer than the Renoir and also available in October.

LG KC910 Renoir

The official specs of the LG KC910 are…

  • Wi-Fi
  • A-GPS (Jogging Buddy helps you track your running stats)
  • 3G (HSDPA, up to 7.2Mbps)
  • 8-megapixel camera (up to 120 FPS video recording, Schneider-Kreuznach lens, Xenon flash, auto and manual focus, up to ISO 1600, image stabilization, Face Tracking, Smile Shot and blink detection)
  • DivX video
  • Dolby sound
  • 3″, 240 x 400 touchscreen display
  • 13.95 mm thick (slimmest 8-megapixel cameraphone to date)

The Renoir is following closely in the Viewty’s footsteps, but still beefing up the camera the camera and throwing in Wi-Fi for good measure. It’s easy to get blown away by the Renoir’s camera, just remember that they put a lot of work into the video playback and sound, too – it should more than amply handle entertainment, and in terms of straight-up specs it gives the iPhone run for its money.

[via LG]

  • Grozbat

    Yeah, the Touch Focus is a pretty cool idea.

    I wonder where they got it from?

    The Sony Ericsson G900 maybe?

    Yeah, that’s where they got it from.

  • BenS

    Ok, I’m pretty pissed now. This phone has so much going for it. But not coming to the US!?!?! WTF@#@U*$%?!?! I really hate our cell phone companies.

  • phonefan1

    Is it coming out to North America, anyone know can anyone tell me!!!!!.
    Is a cool phone, and I wish to have it. Fuck the Iphone. How can the tmobile at UK have it, but not the tmobile here in USA, is there a connection, would they be releasing it for tmobile here in USA in middles of 2009?

  • Alistair Mcpherson

    I have just got my LG Renoir and love it. Does anyone know where to get the Invisisheild in the UK for it please. I have got a scratch on it already and it is not good.

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