LG Electronics is reportedly developing a new smartphone powered by an LG-developed, quad-core processor, scheduled for release this Fall.
The company will equip the new device with components
developed by LG's subsidiaries, including LG Display, LG
Chem and LG Innotek. The Korean Chosun Media today reported
that this will follow the direct specifications of LG
chairman Koo Bon-moo, who reportedly complained a year ago
that LG Electronics did not make enough use of the parts
manufactured by other subsidiaries of the group, even
though they are widely sought-after by other firms.
LG Display and LG Chem have been supplying essential parts
to global companies including Apple.
The report did not disclose the specifications of the new
device, rather than its quad-core processpr and a higher
that 10 megapixels camera.
Staying with LG, the Korean company will launch the
QuickMemo in the U.S. - a new way to capture, comment and
share content using LG's smartphones.
People who own the LG Viper 4G LTE smartphone will be the
first in the United States to experience the LG QuickMemo
feature, which offers drawing and editing capabilities
without a stylus. LG QuickMemo gives users the ability to
personalize messages and share comments across content
including web pages, digital magazines, photos and more ?
all with a simple swipe of your finger.
LG QuickMemo will be available for LG Viper 4G LTE on July
16, and on additional LG mobile devices later this year.
Consumers who have already purchased LG Viper 4G LTE will
be able to download LG QuickMemo as part of a software
update through an on-screen prompt.
"Whether it's exploring a favorite website or viewing a
memorable photo, LG QuickMemo gives users the ability to
present ideas in a more fun, personalized way," said James
Fishler, senior vice president of marketing and
go-to-market operations, LG Electronics USA. "Using LG
Quick Memo, people can climb out of the text box and
embrace the individuality, tone and even emotion of human
communication that can't be expressed through plain text."
The LG Viper 4G LTE features a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor,
1 GB of RAM, mobile hotspot capabilities, a 4-inch
touchscreen with a Corning Gorilla Glass screen protector
and a 4GB card microSD slot that supports up to 32GB. It
also includes a 5MP rear-facing camera with flash and VGA
front-facing camera. Enabled with Near Field Communication
(NFC), the LG Viper 4G LTE allows users to access Google
Wallet, an app that allows payment using a mobile device at
The LG Viper 4G LTE is available now in all Sprint sales
channels for $79.99 with a new, two-year contract.