LG announced another LTE-enabled Android smartphone – Optimus LTE Tag. Initially available in South Korea only, the new phone is pretty much on par with Samsung Galaxy S II’s feature set, though LG’s device has a 5-megapixel camera (whereas the SGS2’s camera counts 8 megapixels). Heck, since it comes in white, we can’t say it doesn’t look similar to Sammy’s smartphone — then again, all modern phones look the same, sporting a huge touchscreen with very few buttons beneath.
Anyway, the Optimus LTE Tag comes with a 4.3-inch WVGA IPS touchscreen, mentioned 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing one, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1,700 mAh battery, 16GB of built-in memory, while Android 2.3 Gingerbread (upgradable to Ice Cream Sandwich) is running the show.
In addition, the phone rocks LG Tag+, an NFC-based feature which communicates with special stickers or “tags” that can be programmed to automatically change the phone’s settings. For instance, swiping a tag upon entering the office could put the Optimus LTE Tag in silent mode and activate Wi-Fi, while a tag on the car dashboard could be programmed to turn on Bluetooth, GPS and raise the volume.
No word on pricing or when/whether this bad boy will ever leave the shores of Korean peninsula. Guess we’ll have some answers within a week or so in Barcelona…