New LG Optimus LTE Tag with Android and NFC announced

Just one day after announcing the 5 inch Optimus Vu, now LG has unveiled yet another new Optimus Android smartphone: the Optimus LTE Tag.

Unlike the original Optimus LTE (already available around the world), the Optimus LTE Tag doesn’t have an HD display, but a regular 4.3 inch WVGA one.

What the handset brings new is “LG Tag+” – an NFC-based feature which allows the device “to communicate with special stickers or tags that can be programmed to automatically change the phone’s settings.” For example, you could swipe a tag to put the handset in silent mode and activate Wi-Fi, or – when you’re using a tag in the car – to raise the volume and turn on GPS. Yeah, it sounds a lot like what Sony’s Smart Tags for the Xperia S are doing.

The Optimus LTE Tag also features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 5MP rear camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, 16GB of internal memory, a 1,700 mAh battery, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread (upgradeable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich). The handset will be available in Korea in white. LG didn’t say anything about a possible launch outside its home country.

Via Press release

Author: Florin

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