Just got home from weekend dinner with one of TP's valued industry insiders. And if you're wondering, yes, he shared several juicy info that I'll be dishing out by batches in the next few days.
But off hand, here's one that's just screaming to be shared without ado:
According to him, LG Electronics Philippines is finally set to release the much anticipated designer phone, LG Prada 3.0, come February 2012 -- that's next month.
LG Prada 3.0, as its very name suggests, is the third handset from the landmark collaboration of high-end designer label PRADA and Korean electronics giant LG. This Android 2.3 powered phone flaunts a stunning combination of PRADA's trademark chic simplicity and LG's leading technology, including a 4.3-inch 480 x 800 pixels NOVA display, which has 800 nits of brightness.
Truly in line with PRADA's renowned design philosophy, the 8.5 millimeter thin handset not only features PRADA's signature Saffiano pattern on its back case but also comes with a custom-made PRADA-inspired User Interface serving as skin to Android Gingerbread operating system (with an Ice Cream Sandwich update scheduled for second quarter 2012).
Gorgeous and powerful at the same, LG Prada 3.0 runs on a Dual Core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 chip and 1 GB of RAM, and features an 8 MegaPixel autofocus camera with LED flash and a Full HD video recorder.
"LG Prada 3.0 looks really beautiful but I bet its price tag will be a tad hefty," TP's insider told me. "My guesstimate for its SRP is around Php 29,990 to 33,000." His guess is as good as mine.
Well, anyway. I'm hoping to hear official word from LG on this smartphone within the next few days. So stay tuned, TP Friends.
In the meantime, wrapping this up in true TP fashion, here are the complete technical specifications of the designer phone, LG Prada 3.0:
|Name||LG Prada 3.0|
|Type||Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)|
|Dimensions||127.5 x 69 x 8.5 mm|
|Operating System||Android 2.3 Gingerbread|
|Display||4.3 inches (~217 ppi pixel density), 480 x 800 pixels, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Processor||1 GHz Dual Core Cortex-A9 PowerVR SGX540 GPU TI OMAP 4430 chipset|
|RAM/ROM||1 GB RAM, 512 MB ROM|
|Camera||8 MegaPixels, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus and LED flash, 1.3 MegaPixels back camera|
|Video Capture||Full HD 1080p 30 frames per second|
|Audio and Video Playback||DivX/MP4/H.264/H.263/MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player|
|Ports||microUSB (MHL) v2.0 (TV Out), 3.5 mm audio jack|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps|
|Network||2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|Internal Storage||8 GB, expandable via microSD, supports up to 32GB|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity|
|Battery||Li-Ion 1540 mAh|
|Uptime||Standby of up to 330 hours, Talk time of up to 5 hours|
|Value-Added Features||Premium look, Limited Edition release, SNS integration, Google Services Suite, Special Prada UI Theme|
|Announcement||In the Philippines: February 2012|
|Price||TP Guesstimate: Php 30,000 - Php 33,000|