New LG E900 pictures and video surface, bring along rumored specs

Remember LG’s claims that it will sell no less than 5 million smartphones by the end of the year? Well, to be able to match that target, they have to launch many new smartphones in the following months.

And that’s just what they seem to be getting ready to do. And they will be betting a lot on Windows Phone 7 and Android. After yesterday’s leak of the E720 Optimus Chic running Android, today it’s time for more details on the WP7-packing E900, previously seen in a video not long ago.

Back then, there were no specs to go by, but this has changed today, along with the release of new pictures of the device. And I have to say, it does look good.

The rumors indicate a Qualcomm QSD8650 (which some have read as QSD8650A, although the source only says QSD8650) system on a chip (SoC). The distinction between plain 8650 and 8650A is important because while the former is already found in such devices as the HTC Evo 4G, the latter has a 1.3 GHz processor inside. My bet is that this is the same old 1 GHz Snapdragon we’ve become accustomed to over the past year.

Other specs include a 3.7″ capacitive touchscreen of the ‘plain’ LCD variety (no AMOLEDs here), light and proximity sensors, miniUSB slot (which may turn out to be microUSB, as I wouldn’t understand a decision from LG to go back to yesterday’s connectors) and 3.5 mm headset jack.

Here’s a quick demo video showcasing a tiny bit of the OS:

As we previously heard, this handset is headed to Europe, but there’s no word on when exactly it will launch. It may just be that LG are waiting on Microsoft to finalize WP7 (which is supposed to happen in October) so they can release this. The hardware looks ready enough at this point.

It’s rumored to cost $300-400, but upon launch that may easily turn into €300-400, and perhaps drop slowly with each month gone by since its release.


Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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