LG has finally announced the successor to their famous LG Optimus line ahead of MWC which is known as LG Optimus LTE Tag. “Tag” actually represents the NFC capability the phone is offering, along with LG Tag+ program, which works with NFC and you can stick it anywhere you want, according to the environment. Like if you put it on your car, it will disable the ability to send text messages or calling while you are driving or it puts your device on silent mode when you are in a meeting or at work etc.
You can also program the phone to change its behavior/setting with the sticker/tag you last communicated with. Like if the car sticker disable the messaging and calling feature, you can program it turn on Bluetooth or GPS automatically while in the car. Cool isn’t it?
The phone runs on Gingerbread which is history now, but LG promised that it will receive the ICS update in few months. The device will hit Korea first, like the Optimus Vu, and then later in other countries. Check out the specs after the break:
- 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
- 4.3″ IPS display (800 x 480 resolution)
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread with an upgrade to Android 4.0 coming later
- NFC (duh)
- 16GB on-board storage
- 5 megapixel rear-camera, with 1.3 megapixel front-facing
- 1,700 mAh battery
SEOUL, Feb. 20, 2012 – LG today announced its newest addition to its LTE smartphone line-up for the Korean market, the Optimus LTE Tag. Coming on the heels of impressive sales of its Optimus LTE, the world’s first HD LTE smartphone, the Optimus LTE Tag advances LG’s vision of offering the most diverse collection of LTE devices for all types of customers.“Our goal is to offer the widest variety of LTE smartphones in the industry in 2012,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. “The Optimus LTE Tag isn’t just a cosmetically-enhanced version of Optimus LTE, it offers a truly innovative feature which we think really makes a smartphone smarter.”
The Optimus LTE Tag gets its name from a unique new feature, LG Tag+, which uses NFC (Near Field Communication) to communicate with special stickers or “tags” that can be programmed to automatically change the phone’s settings. Swiping a tag upon entering the office could put the Optimus LTE Tag in silent mode and activate Wi-Fi. A tag on the car dashboard could be programmed to turn on Bluetooth, GPS and raise the volume. The options are limitless.
With Slim and sleek design, the Optimus LTE Tag is available in white. Running a 1.2GHz Dual-Core processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread (with the option to upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich later) and 4.3-inch IPS display, the Optimus LTE Tag is the ideal multimedia environment.