LG has rolled out another Android smartphone, the LU2300, which looks like a slightly modified LG BL40 Chocolate with a QWERTY keyboard thrown in and will replace the GW620 which was launched late last year.
The smartphone comes with a 3.5-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, the commonly available 1GHz Snapdragon SoC, a four-line slide out QWERTY keyboard, support for DivX, a Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB) mobile TV tuner and WiFi.
The LU2300 keeps the same 5-megapixel camera of the GW620 and has Android v2.1 thrown in as well, complemented by a few augmented reality applications. Whether Google Goggles is included in there remains to be seen.
The phone – which was announced at the end of February 2010 – is expected to be launched in Korea by the end of the month and unfortunately there has been no confirmation that a European version of the phone will be out soon.
It will face some tough competition from the likes of the Sony Ericsson X10 which boosts a QWERTY keyboard as well with a bigger screen but an older, obsolete version of Android (ed : LG hasn’t confirmed whether the GW620 would be updated to v2.1 as well).