Koreaâ€™s LG Electronics has launched what it calls the LG-KC780 Portrait Phone, an 8-megapixel shooter which happens to look like a sleek and slim slider phone.
The new KC780 is a full featured handset with Smart Bluetooth technology and the latest in mobile phone gadgetry. Itâ€™s also slim: just 13.9mm thick but manages to strap on a generous 2.4-inch widescreen LCD.
Its 8-megapixel image sensor, according to LG, is ideal for shooting portraits. â€œWe found that most of the time people use the cameras on their mobile phones to take pictures of themselves, their families, friends and significant others,â€ said Dr. Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. â€œWith this in mind, LG developed the LG-KC780 with a number of face-enhancing features to augment its high quality 8 megapixel camera.â€
The LG-KC780 will go on sale in November 2008, in Europe, later expanding to CIS (Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine) and Asia, including India, Thailand, Hong Kong and China.
[Site: LG Electronics]