LG Optimus GT540 Smartphone Launched in India For Rs. 13,000; Features Android 1.6 OS

LG today announced the launch of its second Android-powered smartphone, LG Optimus GT540 Smartphone in India, an advance handset that offers an optimal environment for first-time smartphone users with easy and convenient 3.0-inch HVGA 262K color capable Touchscren display.


Only in March 2010, LG had launched its 3G ready LG GW620 QWERTY Smartphone, its first ever smartphone powered by Google Android v1.2 (CupCake) Mobile OS in India market. Available in India for about Rs. 18,950, the LG GW620 smartphone features a large 7.62 cm, 262K color capable, 320 x 480 pixel wide TFT Touchscreen and a slide out 5-line QWERTY keypad, just like a pocket PC, that delivers extra typing comfort.

The LG Optimus GT540 smartphone announced in June 2010, is powered by Android v1.6 with LG’s custom S-Class User Interface and offers a series of apps from news and weather apps, to games apps, Google Mail, Google Maps, Google Talk, Google Search and favourite social networking apps including Facebook, Bebo and Twitter.

The new LG Optimus GT540 smartphone allows users to enjoy diverse Android applications and automatic account synchronisation with all Google mobile services. LG Optimus also features enhanced social networking functions in a high-powered multimedia environment.

Boasts a distinctive design that is both sleek and soft and is available in black and silver, the LG Optimus GT540 smartphone features 3.0-inches 320×480 pixels 262K color HVGA Touch Resistive touchscreen found in most phones nowadays including Apple iPhone, the touchscreen in LG Optimus GT540 handset includes a pressure-sensitive Resistive touchscreen, which is believed to sometimes miss taps of finger and require a more firmer pressure to register each screen tap.

Measuring 109 x 54.5 x 12.7 mm in size the LG Optimus GT540 smartphone is tri-band 2G and dual-band 3G HSDPA network ready handset that comes with 32 MB internal memory and and microSD slot offering upto 32-GB expandable memory and offers four customisable home screen themes together with enhanced idle lock screen notifications. It also includes Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate.

The LG Optimus GT540 smartphone is powered by 600MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 processor and includes powerful 1500mAh removable Lithium-ion battery allowing up to 5.5 hrs/7.3 hrs on talk-time on 2G/3G nwetworks and up to 500 hours of standby time.

The smartphone comes loaded with Social Networking Manager (Linkbook) application allowing Real time SNS updates, and features Real-Time Push Email and offers POP3 and iMAP support.

LG Optimus GT540 smartphone delivers smartphone benefits in a convenient Google internet package. With an automatically synchronised Google account, users need to only log-in once to enjoy YouTube, Gmail, Gtalk, Google Maps and more.

With easy access to more than 75,000 downloadable android applications and games from the Android Market, users can easily customise and expand their LG Optimus experience.

LG Optimus GT540 smartphone also offers SN Manager that provides integrated access to social networking sites in a convenient platform that can manage multiple accounts. LG’s dedicated Social Networking Client allows users to easily keep track of their Facebook, Twitter and Bebo accounts.

In addition, the LG Optimus GT540 smartphone also offers Social Networking System (SNS) widgets that provide real-time status updates directly to the home screen without having to access any other applications.

The LG Optimus GT540 smartphone handset’s multitasking feature allows users to view updates from friends and access their social media sites while simultaneously searching the phone’s contact list.

Featuring a fully customizable user interface, the LG Optimus GT540 smartphone can be easily customised to show anywhere from three to seven home screens displaying frequently used applications, news and weather, among other information, depending on user preference.

Moreover, the main menu itself can be personalised to include up to 10 editable categories for faster, easier navigation.

The new LG Optimus GT540 smartphone also includes high-powered advanced media player that allows users to watch DivX and Xvid videos directly without separate encoding and browsing multimedia files is especially enjoyable with the 3D thumbnail gallery.

The LG Optimus GT540 smartphone features a powerful 3.15 megapixel camera with 2048 x 1536 pixel  resolution and supporting geo-tagging, auto face-tagging and face-to-action technology to allow users to create and share multimedia content from the phone.

The LG Optimus GT540 is also capable of video recording in VGA 640 x 480 pixel resolution in 17fps and has a built-in video editor with storyboard function so that users can add music and text to videos directly on the phone.

For data connectivity, LG Optimus GT540 smartphone offers GPRS Class-10, Class 10, 236.8 kbps, 3G HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi LAN and Bluetooth 2.1+ A2DP wireless connectivity in addition to microUSB 2.0 port connection for wired connectivity.

Other features of LG Optimus GT540 includes stereo FM radio with RDS, 3.5mm audio out port, GPS receiver with A-GPS support and Google Maps 3.0 preloaded, JAVA MIDP 2.0 support.

It supports MP4/DivX/Xvid/H.264/H.263/WMV file in video player and MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ files in audio player and also offers organizer, Document viewers for MS office and PDF.

The LG Optimus GT540 phone includes a long-lasting 1500mAh battery allowing upto 5 hours of talk time on 2G and 7 hours on 3G with upto 500 hrs of standby time on 2G and 3G networks.

Price and Availability

The LG Optimus GT540 Smartphone is already available in India in Black, White and Pink colors for about MRP Rs. 13,000 with one year warranty.

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