LG Renoir mobile phone – set to impress?

LG Electronics Australia has announced the official launch of the highly anticipated LG KC910 – also known as Renoir. The Renoir is a full touchscreen 8 megapixel multimedia phone, combining the latest features and an intuitive full touchscreen interface to create an exceptional multi-sensorial experience.

Renoir’s industry-leading camera features create ultimate viewing enjoyment by taking super-sharp 8 megapixel pictures, perfectly focused on whatever the user touches on screen and ready for sharing online or in print. The user-optimized interface is both intuitive and easily customizable, providing the perfect canvas for multimedia experiences.

Following on from the success of its predecessor LG Viewty, Renoir has evolved to incorporate superior sound and better use of touch. With a slim profile (14 mm) for an 8 megapixel camera phone, Renoir follows in the tradition of LG Viewty which debuted as the slimmest 5 megapixel camera phone.

Camera features

  • 8 megapixel – Super-sharp pictures that are big enough for printing and sharing
  • Xenon Flash – night shots with stand alone digital camera quality
  • ISO up to 1600 – take great pictures with lots of detail, even in dim lighting
  • Touch Shot – focus exactly where you want by simply touching the screen on that spot then take a photo by removing your finger
  • Variety of Shot Modes – make pictures look more artistic/creative or give them a professional-looking touch (e.g. Art Shot, Beauty Shot)
  • Geo-tagging – keep track of exactly where photos were taken and map them out on your computer or online
  • Detection features – camera automatically tracks faces and detects blinks, making it easier to take great photos

Multimedia features

  • Dolby Mobile for Music – this integrated suite of audio processing technologies brings depth and richness as well as clean, powerful bass to enhance the music listening experience
  • Slow-motion video recording @120 fps – allows users to catch every detail in slow motion, making it perfect for capturing fast-moving objects, like at sporting events
  • Fast-motion video recording @ 5fps – record very slow-moving objects with a time lapse effect
  • DivX/Xvid playback – play high quality DivX and Xvid movies straight out of the box, creating an amazing high quality multimedia experience
  • A-GPS – always know where you are and navigate to your next location with included Google Maps GPS application
  • Jogging Buddy – provides up-to-the-second information including distance and time, and keeps an exercise log for users using GPS technology
  • 3G HSDPA – connect to all of your favourite internet sites at incredible speeds (up to 7.2Mbps) from almost anywhere
  • Wi-Fi – even faster internet access when Wi-Fi access is available
  • Noise-free microphone – filters out background noise so your conversations and recordings are clear and easy to understand

Usability features

  • Widgets – convenient access to often used functions, right from the idle screen
  • Auto Rotating Display – automatically shows images or documents on screen horizontally or vertically according to the phone’s orientation
  • QWERTY keyboard – easily type text messages, emails or memos with the onscreen keyboard, which automatically slides into view when the phone is held horizontally
  • Word correction – checks spelling automatically as you type
  • Handwriting recognition – enhanced touch experience writing memos and drawing on images using fingertips or a stylus

Price and availability

Renoir is available now through Optus, Vodafone and 3 Mobile on contract or for RRP $799.

Source: LG