LG has recently announced the launch of LG KM501 triband GSM network ready Slide-up style music phone which features a large 2.0-inch 262K colors color display, 2.0 MP digital camera, powerful MP3 and media player, integrated FM Radio with recording facility, memory expansion card slot and option for Hindi language in SMS and system menu.
The new LG KM501 Slide mobile phone is a triband GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 MHz handset which featrues 2.0-inch, 262,144 colors, 240 x 320 pixels resolution QVGA display in slide-up style design.
The new LG KM501mobile phone also features a unique scratch-proof display screen and it boasts of capacity of continuous 29 hours of music playback.
Only 14.5 mm thin, slider LG KM501 phone comes with 43-MB of internal shared memory and features microSD Memory Card Slot for expanded memory with maximum of 4-GB storage space. The handset allows upto 1000 entries phonebook, 500 SMS ans 100 MMS memory along with 40 dialed, 40 received, 40 missed calls records.
The contact book allows Name, Mobile, Home, Company name, Email address, Office number, Fax number, Birthday, Associate Picture, and Associate Video per contact.
MP3 Media Player
The LG KM501 is a true music phone and sports a advanced integrated MP3 media player which supports AAC, AAC+, AAC+ Enhanced, MP3, Midi, AMR, MPEG4, H.263, WMA Audio formats.
Media player software allows music files sorting and browing on various parameters like artist, album, type (blues, classical, pop) etc and offers many equalizer presets like virtual bass, clear, live performance, rock, jazz, classical, pop, low music etc.
The LG KM501 slide phone also offers 3.5 mm audio output port compatible with standard stereo audio headphones instead of having to use custom USB based LG headphones for wired audio connection. In addition, users can use compatible wireless bluetooth headphones with the phone using its integrated bluetooth +A2DP connectivity.
The multimedia LG KM501 slide mobile phone also features 2.0 Megapixels resolution digital camera with maximum of 1600 x 1200 pixels resolution having Schneider-Kreuznach optics allowing 4X Digital Zoom, Night Mode, Multi Shot and Autofocus functions, Self timer, Brightness Adjustment, White Balance, and built-in flash. Other still image captured resolution include 320X240, 640X480, 1280X960, and 1600X1200 pixels.
The multi shot function of LG KM501 mobile phone allows upto 9 shot, 5 shot, 3 shot, or 1 shot. Color effects options include Sepia, Mono and Negative and white balance options allow Auto, Daylight, Incandescent or indoor environment, Cloudy and Fluorescent. The camera does not offer predefined scenes presets but offers support for ISO 800 for low light shooting along with ISO 400, 200, 100 and 80.
Still pictures can be edited using built-in application which allows adjustments to size, and colors and orientation.
The digital camera also allows continuous video recording (and playback) in MP4 / 3GP formats in 176 x 144 and 320 x 240 pixels resolution. The video capture mode allows integrated LED Flash, White Balance, and Color Effects. The video files formats include MP4, and 3GP formats
The Video playback allows several standard video file types including H.264, WMA, MPEG4, WMV, and AVI.
The LG KM501 slide mobile phone several connectivity options includeing GPRS class 10 connection with upto 48 kbps, EDGE Class 10 with upto 236.8 kbps connection, Bluetooth v2.0 + A2DP wireless connection, and WAP 2.0, xHTML browser and USB v2.0/v1.2 port support. The phone supports polyphonic 64 channels ringtones supporting MP3, AAC+, AAC+ Enhacned, MIDI, and SMAF audio formats.
FM Radio with Recording
LG KM501 mobile phone also sports integrated FM radio with autoscan for upto 9 station presets in 12 groups for faster and easier access. The FM radio also offers live or scheduled recording which can be saved and also used as ringtones. In addition it also allows FM alarm feature which switches to preset FM station on schedule. The FM radio can also be played on Speakerphone.
Anti-theft Mobile Tracker
The LG KM501 mobile handset also sports a unique Anti-theft Mobile Tracker which can help trace the handset if stolen. Here is how you can setup this feature in this handset:
1. Locate mobile tracker option under Tools menu
2. Enter default password 0000 and press OK
3. Go to option 1 and select on
4. Change your password immediately
5. Go to option 3 and select New
6. Enter you name and two alternate mobile numbers
If by chance, LG KM501 mobile phone handset gets stolen and the SIM is removed after having activated a new SIM card in the same handset, the two alternate mobile numbers a user had entered while setting up the anti-theft feature would automatically receive the SMS informing about the new SIM number and the location of the theft. This info can be used for filing your police complain.
The LG KM501 phone comes with several applications including Agenda, Alarm Clock, Calculator, Clock, To-do-list, and Voice Memo. Some of the utilities included are Data Wallet, and NDTV Active.
Other features include USB charging, video playback, video caller ID, built-in speaker and In-flight mode which allows user to use the phone as MP3 media player and as a mass storage device to store files and data. The LG KM501 also offers document viewers for Microsoft Office (word, excel, ppt), and PDF.
Preloaded with few song tones for ringtone, the new LG KM501 mobile phone measures 99.9 x 48 x 14.5 mm and weighing just about 105 gms.
The LG KM501 mobilephone comes with standard Li-Ion 1100 mAh battery which offers upto 550 hrs of standby time and upto 6.5 hours of talk time at full charge.
LG KM501 Slider Mobile phone Features
- Triband GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 MHz
- 2.0-inch, 262K colors, 240 x 320 pixels resolution QVGA display
- Slide-up design
- 43-MB internal shared memory
- microSD Memory Card Slot (max 2-GB)
- 40 dialed, 40 missed, 40 received call records
- 1000 Entries Phonebook
- 500 SMS memory
- 100 MMS memory
- GPRS Class 10, 32 – 48 kbps
- EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
- Bluetooth v2.0+A2DP Wireless Connection
- Mini USB v2.0/1.2 Port
- WAP 2.0/xHTML Browser
- 2.0 Megapixels Camera, maximum 1600 x 1200 pixels resolution, Schneider-Kreuznach optics, 4X Digital Zoom, Night Mode, Multi Shot, Autofocus, Self timer, Brightness Adjustment, White Balance, built-in flash
- Video recording and playback, 176 x 144 and 320 x 240 pixels resolution, Flash, White Balance, Color Effects, Supports MP4, and 3GP formats
- MP3 Media Player, Supports AAC, AAC+, AAC+ Enhanced, MP3, Midi, AMR, MPEG4, H.263, WMA Audio formats
- Video Playback – H.264, WMA, MPEG4, WMV, AVI, DivX in VGA resolution (640 x 480 pixels)
- FM Radio with 20 preset stations, Scheduled FM recorder, FM Alarm, FM on Speakerphone
- 3.5mm Audio Out Port
- Polyphonic Ringtones (64 channels), MP3, AAC+,AAC++, MIDI, SMAF
- Voice Recording, Call conversation recording
- Video Caller ID
- SMS, EMS, MMS and Email, Bluetooth Message
- Yahoo mail, Yahoo Messenger, Yahoo Address Book
- Anti-theft Mobile Tracker
- Hindi SMS and Menu
- In-Flight Mode
- Handsfree Speakerphone
- Games (5)- LG Racing, LG Cricket, OnStrike, BraveKnight, Flipper
- Utilities – Data Wallet, Health Chart, NDTV Active
- Applications – Memo, Alarm Clock, Calculator, Clock, To-do-list, Voice Memo, Secret Memo, Calender, World Clock, Unit Converter
- Document Viewer for Microsoft Office (word, excel, ppt), PDF Viewer
- Standard Li-Ion 3.7V 1100 mAh Battery
Stand-by: Up to 550 hrs
Talk time: Up to 6.5 hrs
- Dimensions – 99.9 x 48 x 14.5 mm
- Weight – 105 gms
The new LG KM501 Slider-up music phone featuring 2.0 MP camera, MP3 player, FM Radio tuner with recording, Anti-theft Mobile Tracker, 3.5mm audio out port and support for microSD memory slot is available in India for Rs. 9,249 with one year warranty and it comes with the free stereophonic headset kit and USB Data Cable. Visit www.in.lge.com for more details.