December 14, 2011 | by Charles West
LG today launched the Prada 3.0, which is a stylish phone that looks pretty good. This news comes after its announcement of the LG Nitro HD headed to AT&T. The Prada 3.0 packs some decent power to help it run Android Gingerbread 2.3.7 on top of its redesigned monochrome Prada UI. This is the third collaboration between the Korean manufacturer and the iconic fashion company Prada, as the Prada 3.0 is suppose to embody the design standards of both companies.
This design element also adds a special Prada bag for all you fashionable folks out there, other noteworthy specs include the following:
- 4.3-inch Nova Plus TFT-LCD display with Gorilla Glass
- 800 x 480 pixel resolution
- 1GHz dual-core OMAP4430 processor
- 8.5 mm thin
- 8 megapixel autofocus camera that records 1080p/30fps video
- 8GB of internal storage with microSD expansion
NFC, Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11n, and HSPA+ radios
- 1540mAh battery
These aren’t earth shattering features here, but what you get is a pretty serviceable phone; it’s no slouch. Scanning the LG presser I found no mentions of a NFC (Near-Field Communications) chip, which is weird because plenty of sources have indicated this chip being present within this device, not sure what’s the deal with that. That said, LG in its press release not only insisted that its redesigned monochrome Prada UI will not get in the way of future upgrades, but assured the Prada 3.0 will get Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0:
“This interface allows users to benefit from the latest features of the Android Gingerbread operating system, an upgrade to Android Ice Cream Sandwich is provided in the future.”
This is great news but it’s yet to be seen if this device will even hit the U.S. let alone get ICS in the future. I guess time will tell. Are you guys fans of the LG Prada line of handsets?