This year’s Mobile World Congress for LG has been all about their recently announced Android smartphones; the most notable mentions being their LG Optimus Vu, which features a massive 5-inch display, the Optimus 4X HD with a quad-core processor, the Optimus 3D Max, which is a successor to the Optimus 3D and their L-Style smartphones. However, LG have also previewed two other handsets, but these do not fall in the smartphone category, rather in the feature phone category of mobiles. The handsets that were previewed at the MWC event in Barcelona were the T375, a dual-SIM handset and the T385, a Wi-Fi handset.
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A report by GSMArena states that these handsets are basically the same phone, but with a slightly different range of specifications. The website notes, “Both the T375 and T385 feature a 3.2-inch QVGA touchscreen and run LG's widget-enabled touch interface for feature phones. The phones offer GSM/EDGE connectivity along with Wi-Fi. You also get Facebook and Twitter integration along with push email to put that Internet connectivity to good use.” The other similarities in the features, include factors like – both handsets have a 2 megapixel camera, MicroSD card support, along with a 3.5mm audio jack.
Apart from the promotional video, which shows off the features of these two phones, there is no word on their pricing, but they are expected to launch sometime this month. There is no word on the exact date of availability or in which countries these handsets will be available too. But in due time all will be known.
For those who may not know, feature phones are basically mobile phones by manufacturers that are not considered to be smartphones. They may possess various features and capabilities that are not found in general mobile phones, but additional features put them slightly above basic mobile phones. They usually have a JAVA-based operating system, as opposed to Android or Windows Phone and are generally cheaper than most smartphones.
Brands can launch these phones at a lower price point making their audience increase by quite a large margin. Let us know your thoughts on these latest feature phones by LG in the comments below.
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