LG Optimus 7, formerly known as the E900, was previewed and detailed by the Korea Economic Daily. According to the report, the Optimus 7 will feature a 3.8-inch touchscreen display, 1GHz processor, 16GB of on-board storage, and a 1500mAH battery. It had been previously spotted with DLNA support and a 5-megapixel camera. Hardware-wise, there are no big surprises as these specs all fall nicely in line with Microsoft’s hardware reference design for its Windows Phone 7 handsets.
On the software-side, the Korean report claims the phone will ship with advanced speech-to-text features that allow users to enter text into emails, text messages, and status updates merely by speaking to the handset. The handset is also rumored to have a panorama photo ability that takes photos automatically as you pan and uses stich assist to produce a single wide photo. Several smartphones, including the Android-powered DROID X, have this camera feature.
If we presume this report is true (and that is a big “if” as context and details are often lost during machine translation), there is no sign whether these features are region-specific or a standard set of extras that will appear on all variants of this handset. We will know more about this handset very soon as the Windows Phone 7 launch is just around the corner. Given what we know already, the Optimus 7 should land in Europe in October and in the US in November, possibly on AT&T.