The LG-KC780 doesn’t sport a touchscreen — a small mercy for anyone who can’t stand the recent crop of iPhone wannabes — but still packs in a 2.4-inch widescreen LCD on a slim (13.9mm) slider body.
Claiming that “most of the time people use the cameras on their mobile phones to take pictures of themselves, their families, friends and significant others”, LG has included a number of face-enhancing features: Face Detection, Smile Detection, and Beauty Mode (removes blemishes).
Other features include a high ISO 1600, SmartLight for reducing the brightness in shots, and a built-in image stabiliser. The KC780 can also capture DVD-resolution video. The handset can even be used as a wireless webcam when paired with a PC using Bluetooth. The connection can also be used for transferring photos from the phone, and using a PC keyboard for sending text messages.
The LG-KC780 will be available in Europe from November, with pricing and network availability to be confirmed.