LG SH150 is the new interesting DMB HSDPA phone coming from the Korean cellphone maker. While nothing special in the design/looks compartment, the most interesting thing about it is that LG SH150 supports HSDPA speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps.
Yep. Twice the normal 3.6 HSDPA speeds.
LG is not the first to announce a phone with 7.2 Mbs data downlink. Samsung did that this February with Samsung F700 Ultra Smart. But, as we noted then, there are no cellular carriers yet to support these kind of speeds, so why do we need the phones?
Well, LG press release indicates that Korean networks will soon start testing 7.2 Mbps HSDPA technologies in limited locations before upgrading them nationwide and LG SH150 will be a part of the demonstration program.
Other specs for LG SH150 include:
- 2.2″ 262K Color QVGA display
- 2 mpx camera
- VGA front camera
- 2.5 hrs talk time
- 150 hrs standby
- Dimensions: 100.5 (L) x 50.8 (W) x 15.6 (H) mm
- Weight: 110 g
- Price: 500K Won (540 US$)
Darn, that’s good for Koreans. As for the rest of us, we’ll probably will have to wait until 2009/2010 to see 7.2 Mbps from our carriers.
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