Friday, April 10, 2009

LG Hero KU580

LG are launching yet another phone with a snappy name that doesn’t really fit with an electrical product… but still sounds pretty cool. Welcome to the LG Hero!

Actually there’s a bit of confusion as to its name, some people are describing it as another follow up to the Chocolate, bearing as it does more than a passing resemblence to the latter with its red touch-sensitive navigational backlights (see pictures below), but the Hero it is, and the KU580 to give it its full model number.

The most notable feature is the landscape screen, that makes it look a bit like a smartphone, but other than being 3G it’s pretty much on a par with the LG Chocolate Platinum or the LG Shine. It has a 240 x 320 pixel display with 256K colours, a 2 megapixel camera with a VGA for video calling, a web browser, FM radio and an MP3 player.

On first glance you have to say it looks like it could do with losing a bit of weight, but you’d be wrong! It’s actually extraordinarily light - a mere 73 grams, that’s 40% lighter than the Shine!

Just one thing, is it me, or is it a slightly fatter version of the Samsung U600? Either way they’re both pretty good looking phones.

No information yet on release dates or price, but we’ll keep you updated when we know.

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