LG Prada K2: new specs emerge, plus some pics

LG Prada K2: new specs emerge, plus some picsThe original was a real trend setter, and we've been hearing for a while that LG is lining up a smartphone successor to the oh-so-fashionable Prada phone and its successor, the Prada II.

Well, an anonymous tipster has just whispered some fresh specs for the device in Phone Arena's ear, and sent over a couple of pics too - though it's claimed that this isn't the final design.

We remember the original Prada being launched and just what a stir it created. Back then, touchscreen smartphones minus a stylus were a bit of a novelty and we gawped open mouthed at its ability to help you do pointless things like interact with fake fish on the first real live wallpapers.

Then came the iPhone and everything changed.

Which is why LG really is going to have to pull something special out of the bag this time around. Flashy associations are more common these days and there are plenty of handsets around boasting fancy specifications.

Based on previous speculation, we know the Prada K2 will come running Android Gingerbread, which is no Ice Cream Sandwich but it beats the feature phone platform of the original.

Being on the cutting edge of fashion, it's suitably skinny at just 9mm thick, while the display is a NOVA 4.3in job with 1,000 nits (apparently that means it'll be very bright.)

There will be an 8MP camera round the back, plus a 1.3MP shooter around the front - no big surprises there - plus HSDPA+ and a dual-core processor.

And when can you get it? Well, if you're in Blighty, most likely "sometime this quarter" which means, crucially, just in time for Christmas!

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JanSt / MOD  Oct. 27, 2011 at 16:09

The Nokia 701 is currently the "brightest" at 1000 nits... On 0% you can use it in sunny daylight.

Treab  Oct. 27, 2011 at 16:17

does anyone else find these 'branded' phones just bizarre?

i mean look at blackberry trying to reclaim some cool with the porsche design phone... now LG's restarted its prada range acer with its ferrari phone

they never look right? and cant be massive sellers cause well who would buy this...


CTPAHHIK  Oct. 27, 2011 at 16:31

Hmm, I can see your point. Don't know why they do it. You only appeal to specific audience, which limits number sold. I don't like Ferrari look, but might go with Heineken or something along that line. It's all very subjective.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 27, 2011 at 16:45

Awful! I can't even handle bright chaotic wallpapers - nevermind a wild colourscheme for the casing!

Treab  Oct. 27, 2011 at 18:18

have you heard how much the porsche designed blackberry is expected to cost? a phone based on the bold 9900... a 500 quid phone... is going for 2 grand...

hard123  Oct. 27, 2011 at 18:55

Why wouldn't it cost that? Porsche is a premium brand, they aren't going to slap their name on a cheap phone available on cheap tariffs.

Treab  Oct. 27, 2011 at 19:00

why should it cost 2 grand.... its a 1ghz snapdragon 8gb blackberry with a slight design modification... its not like its made of platinum.

hard123  Oct. 27, 2011 at 19:06

Thats by the by.

Porsche are a premium brand.

Blackberry are a Premium brand.

It's only ever going to end up more expensive than it should be; I'm not saying I agree with it but from a brand perspective, it makes total sense for both parties - It's just as much a PR stunt as it is a product.

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 27, 2011 at 20:04

The Porsche phone is a rip off, it's also fu*k ugly, IMO...

£1250 for a bold 9900 with a Porsche badge, they'll sell about 4, all of which will be in Dubai where flashy crap is the order of the day.

CTPAHHIK  Oct. 28, 2011 at 08:34

Agree with Matt, when you get a Porsche it's not Ford Focus with Porsche sticker. BB on the other hand is same phone with different wrapper. Since when does wrapper costs more than a product? Made in China, packaged in Canada (shipped to UK)? (_;)


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