LG Optimus Z Announced for Korea, Tablet on the Way

LG Electronics has announced the Korean release of their Android smartphone, the LG Optimus Z (LG-SU950/KU9500).  Running Android 2.1 and featuring a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the device is being made available through SK Telecom and KT.  Other details include a 3.5 inch WVGA “Hyper” HD LCD (800 x 480 pixels), Korea-specific T-DMB mobile TV, a 5-megapixel camera, Dolby Mobile and DivX support.  The Optimus Z also features a matte-finish metal and comes with two 1350mAh batteries.

The device boasts a number of unique options designed to give users a well-rounded user experience.  For instance, the On Screen Phone function lets user display their phone interface on PC using Bluetooth or a data cable.  ,When connected, it provides the ability to manage applications, e-mail, documents, images or music files.  Another option, Drag & Shake, lets two users share files between smartphones by shaking the phones.

Tucked way at the end of the press release is a small blurb about an LG tablet.

Optimus Z is the third device in LG’s Optimus Series family to be introduced globally.  More Optimus devices are in the pipeline, including the launch of LG’s Android tablet
in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Okay… we’re listening.

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