LG is looking to get a bit more mileage out of their Optimus LTE with the introduction of a new variant featuring NFC support. The LG Optimus LTE Tag does away with one of the best features of the original release, trading an HD AH-IPS display for a 4.3-inch 800 x 480 touchscreen. The Android 2.3 Optimus LTE Tag also sports a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 5MP camera, and 16GB of internal storage. The big addition here is of course NFC support with LG pushing something they are calling Tag+, a sticker-based system that allows users to easily change device profiles by scanning a “tag.” Scanning one of these stickers that was, say, on your desk in the home office could turn on WiFi and brighten your display.
The LG Optimus LTE Tag is headed to Korea first. There is no mention of any other region to receive the new handset, nor is pricing disclosed. Read on for the full press release.
OPTIMUS LTE TAG FROM LG OFFERS NFC, BUT WITH A TWIST
Unique Tag+ Feature Allows for User Customization
Without The Hassle of Fiddling with Phone Settings
SEOUL, Feb. 20, 2012 – LG today announced its newest addition to its LTE smartphone line-up for the Korean market, the Optimus LTE Tag. Coming on the heels of impressive sales of its Optimus LTE, the world’s first HD LTE smartphone, the Optimus LTE Tag advances LG’s vision of offering the most diverse collection of LTE devices for all types of customers.
“Our goal is to offer the widest variety of LTE smartphones in the industry in 2012,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. “The Optimus LTE Tag isn’t just a cosmetically-enhanced version of Optimus LTE, it offers a truly innovative feature which we think really makes a smartphone smarter.”
The Optimus LTE Tag gets its name from a unique new feature, LG Tag+, which uses NFC (Near Field Communication) to communicate with special stickers or “tags” that can be programmed to automatically change the phone’s settings. Swiping a tag upon entering the office could put the Optimus LTE Tag in silent mode and activate Wi-Fi. A tag on the car dashboard could be programmed to turn on Bluetooth, GPS and raise the volume. The options are limitless.
With Slim and sleek design, the Optimus LTE Tag is available in white. Running a 1.2GHz Dual-Core processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread (with the option to upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich later) and 4.3-inch IPS display, the Optimus LTE Tag is the ideal multimedia environment.
o Chipset: 1.2GHz Dure-Core processor
o Display: 4.3-inch (800 x 480) IPS
o Memory: 16GB eMMC
o Camera: 5.0MP with AF-LED Flash (Rear) & 1.3MP (Front)
o OS: Android 2.3 Gingerbread
o Battery: 1,700mAh
o Others: LG Tag+, MHL(Mobile High Definition Link), DLNA(Digital Living Network Alliance)