LG Renoir back in black as KC910i, gets an overhaul

Tags: LG, Touch UI, MWC 2009

Just in time for Pierre-Auguste Renoir's anniversary (born on February 25, 1841) LG unveil an update of their own Renoir, which also goes by the less inspired name of LG KC910. It won't be much of a spoiler to say that a Renoir is only supposed to grow in value over time.

It's important to note though that the black LG Renoir is not a new model, but just a facelift of the original KC910 and both versions will be available concurrently (possibly in different markets).

The newcomer is still officially called LG KC910 Renoir at many sources but at the LG booth at MWC 2009 it was labeled as LG KC910i, so we'll stick to that to avoid confusion.

The most obvious differences are that the LG KC910i Renoir is now all black and has lost the mechanical camera lens cover. In hand, one can't help but notice that it is also slightly thicker - perhaps the same reason why the camera lens doesn't stick out that much now.

The mechanical cover is not the only change in the imaging department. The camera interface has been revamped. It's all new and improved and fixes a little nuisance of the old version - it no longer crops part of the image in the viewfinder so what you frame is what you get.

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LG KC910i Renoir

Here's a quick refresh on the specs of the Renoir. It's a full-touchscreen cameraphone with an 8 megapixel autofocus shooter and xenon flash. The camera captures VGA video at 30 fps and can go up to 120 fps in QVGA resolution. Videos are DivX encoded and there's support for playback of DivX /XviD video. The microSD card slot accepts 16gB cards easily plus there's TV-out functionality and a basic document viewer. HSDPA, Wi-Fi and GPS are also included, which means the phone is quite keen to answer most user needs.

The LG KC910i Renoir will be available pretty much throughout the whole world except for the USA and unlike the original Renoir, the LG KC910i will have only a tri-band GSM version.


 

 

LG Renoir back in black as KC910i, gets an overhaul - reader comments

  • melanie

I have a Renoir, compared to the Viewty the Renoir has 8MP camera compared to Viewty's 5mp cam, and transition between aps is generally better with the Renoir too. though I'm sure Viewty would have some features that are prob better. But just saying ...

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  • 2010-11-07 15:21
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  • Stiven

Where can i find and buy one, is it still available for sale, and how mush does it cost please write if someone knows, looks like cool phone

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  • 2010-10-20 21:31
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  • Anonymous

i use the veiwty a stylish phone it does have a lens cover and it has not caused problems at all without it.

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  • 2009-05-08 04:21
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