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LG launches SU2300 and SU950/KU9500 Android smartphones in South Korea

LG has launched two new Android and Snapdragon powered smartphones – LG-SU2300 and LG-SU950/KU9500.

The first of the two is the same device as the LG2300 aka Aloha, which we knew is coming since the beginning of April. For some reason, the Korean company decided to use a different name for its domestic market. I assume that’s because their Korea-slated phones come with T-DMB mobile TV functionality.

The other phone, LG-SU950/KU9500, is an all-touchscreen device (SU2300 comes with a side-sliding QWERTY keyboard) with pretty much the same specs. We think this is the same phone as the LG P950, which again changed name to “appeal” to the Koreans.

Both LG-SU2300 and LG-SU950/KU9500 rock 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, 3.5-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera, Dolby mobile surround sound, mentioned T-DMB mobile TV capability, WiFi and GPS. In addition, LG talks about their own service/app called “LG Air Sync” which should allow users to share and backup their data (contacts, media files and so on) with friends and their computers. Moreover, there’s the “Scan Search” augmented reality application pre-installed on both devices.

The LG SU2300 is set to start selling in Korean in May, when users will be able to get it with Android 1.6, only to update to version 2.1 later in July-August. As for the LG-SU950/KU9500, it will be released in June, sporting Android 2.1 right from the bat. KT and SK Telecom (NYSE: SKM) will get to carry both phones.


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