LG launches 8-megapixel Viewty Smart camera phone

Viewty Smart is similar to the first LG Viewty, but not it offers upgraded features, including an imaging sensor sensitive up to ISO 1600, a 800-by-400 pixel high-resolution WVGA touchscreen, built-in LED flash, a more intelligent image processor and LG’s easy-to-use S-Class User Interface (UI).Viewty Smart adds several new camera features including Multi-Face Detection and DVD-quality D1 video recording. It also carries over previous features such as Touch Shot, Art Shot, Beauty Shot, Panorama Shot, and Continuous Shot.

Viewty is back, with new smart camera applications that take care of all the Viewty Smart also includes the 3D S-Class UI, which debuted on LG’s Arena earlier this year. LG has tailored S-Class around Viewty Smart’s camera features with an on-screen dial for instantly switching shot modes and a thumbnail viewer showing recently taken photos without having to switch to the photo gallery. LG additionally includes an easier way to zoom in and out by moving your finger in a clockwise circle on the touchscreen to zoom in. Zoom out by moving the finger in the opposite direction. Zooming in and out is also possible with multi-touch pinching and stretching.

With 7.2 Mbps HSDPA network and Wi-Fi compatibility, Viewty Smart can upload photos over the internet at broadband speeds, and the device includes A-GPS-based geotagging. The Viewty Smart can also store photos on its 1.5GB of internal memory or on MicroSD cards up to 32GB. LG Viewty Smart will be available through operators in Europe starting this May and then launch in other markets around the world.