LG had launched today in India its new quadband GSM Clamshell style mobile phone, the LG KF300 (also called VINE) which features a large 2.2-inch 262K colors color display, 2.0 MP digital camera, MP3 player, integrated FM Radio with recording facility, memory expansion card slot and option for Hindi language in SMS and system menu.
The new LG KF300 mobile phone is a quadband GSM 850 / GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 MHz handset which featrues 2.2-inch, 262,144 colors, 240 x 320 pixels resolution QVGA display in clamshell (flip) style design. It also sports a secondary external 256K colors 1.3-inch TFT display having 128 x 160 pixel resolution used for displaying time.
Only 16 mm thick clamshell LG KF300 phone is equipped with 10-MB of internal shared memory with microSD Memory Card Slot for expanded memory with maximum of 16-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 recrords.
The contact book allows Name, Mobile, Home, Company name, Email address, Office number, Fax number, Birthday, Associate Picture, and Associate Video per contact.
The multimedia LG KF300 smart phone also features powerful 2.0 Megapixels resolution digital camera with maximum of 1600 x 1200 pixels resolution allowing 4X Digital Zoom, Multi Shot (1,3,6,9), Brightness Adjustment, White Balance, and built-in flash. Sadly camera does not offer autofocus support. Other still image captured resolution include 320X240, 640X480, 1024 x 768, and 1600 x 1200 pixels.
The multi shot function of LG KF300 mobile phone allows upto 9 shot, 6 shot, 3 shot, or 1 shot. Predefined Scene modes include Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, illuminated / indoors, Portrait, Landscape, Night, Beach, Sports, and Party etc and digital camera offers many picture effects such as Black & White, Negative, and Sepia.
The digital camera also offers options for timer shooting, Macro shooting, Red Eye detection and reduction, etc and several software applications are available for picture editing and movie making.
The digital camera in LG KF300 also allows continuous video recording (and playback) with 128 x 96 pixels, 176 x 144 pixels and 320 x 240 pixels resolution, supporting MP4, and 3GP formats, Flash, White Balance presets, Color effects presets.
The Video playback allows several standard video file types including H.264, WMA, MPEG4, WMV, and AVI.
The LG KF300 mobile phone also offers integrated MP3 media player which supports AAC, AAC+, AAC+ Enhanced, MP3, Midi, AMR, MPEG4, H.263, WMA Audio formats.
The LG KF300 mobile phone also offers GPRS class 10 connection, EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps connection, Bluetooth v2.0 + A2DP wireless connection, WAP 2.0, xHTML browser and USB v1.2 port support. The phone supports polyphonic 64 channels ringtones supportingMP3, AAC+,AAC++, MIDI, and SMAF audio formats.
FM Radio with Recording
The new LG KF300 clamshell mobilephone also sports integrated FM radio which 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 KF300 mobile handset also sports a unique Anti-theft Mobile Tracker which can help trace the handset if stolen.
In case LG KF300 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 KF300 comes with several applications including Agenda, Alarm Clock, Calculator, Clock, To-do-list, and Voice Memo.
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.
Preloaded with few song tones for ringtone, the new LG KF300 mobile phone measures 98.8 x 49.5 x 16.2 mm and weighing just about 98 gms.
The LG KF300 mobilephone comes with standard Li-Ion 800 mAh battery which offers upto 250 hrs of standby time and upto 5 hours of talk time at full charge.
LG KF300 Mobile phone Features
- Quadband GSM 850 / GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 MHz
- 2.2-inch, 262K colors, 240 x 320 pixels resolution QVGA display
- 1.3-inch, 256K colors, 128 x 160 pixels resolution Secondary TFT display
- Slide-up design
- 10-MB internal shared memory
- microSD Memory Card Slot (max 16-GB)
- 40 dialed, 40 missed, 40 received call records
- 1000 Entries Phonebook
- 500 SMS memory
- 100 MMS memory
- 2.0 Megapixels Digital Camera, upto 1600 x 1200 pixels resolution, 4X Digital Zoom, Multi Shot/Burst Mode (1,3,6,9), No Autofocus, Brightness Adjustment, White Balance, built-in flash, Color effects
- Video recording and playback, 176 x 140 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels, Supports MP4, and 3GP formats
- MP3 Media Player, Supports AMR, MPEG4, MP3, H.263, AAC+ and WMA Audio formats
- FM Radio with 20 preset stations, Scheduled FM recorder, FM Alarm, FM on Speakerphone
- Video Caller ID
- SMS, EMS, MMS and Email
- Yahoo mail, Yahoo Messenger
- Anti-theft Mobile Tracker
- Hindi SMS and Menu
- In-Flight Mode
- Handsfree Speakerphone
- Flight Mode
- GPRS Class 10, 32 – 48 kbps
- EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
- Bluetooth v2.0+A2DP Wireless Connection
- Mini USB v1.2 Port
- WAP 2.0/xHTML Browser
- Colors – Dark Grey and Sunset Red
- Polyphonic Ringtones (64 channels), MP3, AAC+,AAC++, MIDI, SMAF
- Applications – Memo, Alarm Clock, Calculator, Clock, To-do-list, Voice Memo, Calender, World Clock, Unit Converter
- Standard Li-Ion 3.7V 800mAh Battery
Stand-by: Up to 250 hrs
Talk time: Up to 5 hrs
- Dimensions – 98.8 x 49.5 x 16.2 mm
- Weight – 97 gms
The LG KF300 clamshell mobile phone featuring 2.0 MP camera, MP3 player, FM Radio tuner, Anti-theft Mobile Tracker and support for microSD memory slot is available in India for Rs. 8,500 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.