LG Launches 8-Megapixel Artistically Inspired Handset, Renoir

Submitted by lalit on October 2, 2008 - 11:29am.

Just three days after Samsung announced the M8800 Pixon touchscreen phone with 8-megapixel camera. LG follows Samsung with its own full touchscreen 8-megapixel camera phone LG KC910 or LG Renoir.
The main feature of Renoir is its 8-megapixel camera that comes with Schneider-Kreuznach optics, Xenon flash, auto/manual focus, sensitivity up to ISO 1600, geo-tagging and software to edit and share pictures online. The phone has a Touch Shot feature that allows you to focus on any object by touching it on screen and when you remove your finger the shot is automatically taken. This will reduce camera shake and eliminates the need to search for the shutter release button.
On the multimedia side that phone includes Dolby Mobile, an integrated suite of audio processing technologies from Dolby that provides deeper and richer music experience. The phone supports both DivX and Xvid encoded video, along with MPEG 4, H.264 and H.263 video. The camera on the phone can record high quality video at 120 frames per second, slow motion video or to compress longer events using five frames per second time-lapse recording.
Specification-wise the KC910 comes with quad-band GSM/EDGE, UMTS, 3-inch touchscreen, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, microSDHC slot and TV-out. Renoir is just 0.54-inch (13.95mm) thick. The phone will be released in Europe in October, it will come to Asia, Latin America and CIS in November, the Middle East and Africa in December and China in January of 2009. No plans for launch in US.