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07/30/2009

Back in Black – The new LG Chocolate handset

Distinctive four-inch wide HD LCD display brings images to life

 

 

Berkshire, UK, July 30th, 2009 - LG Electronics (LG), a global leader and technology innovator in mobile communications, today officially revealed the latest images of the new LG Chocolate (LG-BL40) and its key specifications, which include a 4.0-inch wide HD LCD screen with an 800x345 pixel resolution. The wide HD LCD “Real VGA” screen presents a vibrant range of natural colors, allowing photos to appear sharper, videos more true-to-life, games naturally vivid and documents more readable.   

 

The new LG Chocolate is the fourth handset in LG’s iconic led Black Label Series. Featuring a distinctive wide screen, the new LG Chocolate displays a 21:9 aspect ratio for panoramic, cinema-like quality. The mobile Internet user experience comes to life without the need to continually scroll horizontally to read an entire web page, while the Dual Screen UI can efficiently display different content simultaneously.

 

 “The initial response to the new LG Chocolate phone is exceeding our expectations by a wide margin,” said Dr. Skott Ahn, CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications. “Although much of the interest seems focused on the striking shape of the handset, the real surprise will be when people discover the advantages of the 4.0-inch screen in terms of viewing pleasure and ease of use.”

 

Jeremy Newing, head of marketing, LG Mobile UK and Ireland says, “Selling over 21million units, the success of the first iconic LG Chocolate paved the way for style and design in the mobile industry and the Black Label Series has continued to bring design led handsets to the consumer. With the new LG Chocolate, LG has combined the latest in touchscreen technology with a new chic and slick design to meet consumer demand for HD content. This handset revolutionises the viewing experience on a mobile phone.”

                                                                                                

The new LG Chocolate is overlaid with curved tempered glass and is seamlessly encased in a glossy black finish and in true Chocolate heritage sports iconic red highlights. Although the screen may be much wider, the new LG Chocolate makes an incredibly slim and chic style statement that was so inherent the original Chocolate.

 

The new LG Chocolate will be available beginning Q3 in 54 countries. More information is available at www.lgmobile.com

                                                                                                        

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About LG Electronics, Inc.

LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 84,000 people working in 115 operations including 84 subsidiaries around the world. With 2008 global sales of $44.7 billion, LG comprises of five business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Air Conditioning and Business Solutions. LG is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, audio and video products, mobile handsets, air conditioners and washing machines. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both A Global Partner of Formula 1™ and A Technology Partner of Formula 1™. As part of this top-level association, LG acquires exclusive designations and marketing rights as the official consumer electronics, mobile phone and data processor of this global sporting event.

 

The LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a leading global mobile communications and information company. With its cutting-edge technology and innovative design capabilities, LG creates handsets that provide an optimized mobile experience to customers around the world. LG is pursuing convergence technology and mobile computing products, while continuing its leadership role in mobile communication with stylish designs and smart technology. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.

 

 

 

 

 CONTACT: 

 Ashley Scott / George Griffiths 

 Firefly Communications  

 lgmobileteam@fireflycomms.com 

 +44 (0)20 7386 1564 

 

Sarah Brambley

LG Electronics

sarah.brambley@lge.com

+44 (0) 1753 491 628 

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