LG are to offer a unique take on NFC tech with their new smartphone, the LG Optimus LTE Tag+.
NFC-enabled, the phone ships with a bunch of stickers that have differing configurations associated with them. Swipe the Optimus LTE Tag+ across the stickers, and the mobile settings change accordingly.
For instance you can have a Tag+ sticker at home that switches your mobile data connection to Wi-Fi only to save on charges, or perhaps in an office meeting room a sticker that would switch the phone profile to silent, to use a few very simple examples.
This is all pumped into an Android 2.3 Gingerbread handset, packing a 1.2GHz Dual-Core processor, 4.3 inch 800×480 resolution screen, 5MP rear and 1.3MP front cameras, 16GB of storage and DLNA support.
An Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade will follow shortly.
“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.”
It’s an interesting take on the possibilities of NFC tech, something that arguably few mobile users understand the benefits of. We’ll pass on pricing and availability details for the LG Optimus LTE Tag+ when we get them.