Leaked video purportedly showing a (very blurry) LG Prada K2 smartphone has emerged, doing very little to dampen our enthusiasm about the incoming touchscreen handset. The clip, passed to Pocketnow, shows a brief glimpse of the slimline slab, which is tipped to use LG’s NOVA technology for its 4.3-inch display and deliver 1,000 nits of brightness. To put that into perspective, the Super AMOLED Plus panel on the Galaxy S II is said to run at around 300 nits, and the iPhone 4 Retina Display at around 500 nits.
Behind that bright panel lurks a dual-core processor, so the rumors say, along with HSPA+ for up to 21Mbps connectivity, network-depending. There’s also 16GB of ROM and twin cameras – 1.3-megapixels up front, 8-megapixels on the back – and a copy of Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
That’s not bad for a smartphone that’s expected to be less than 9mm thick, taking on the Samsung handset for its dual-core crown. The original Prada phone – and its keyboard-toting successor – arguably had the looks but not the functionality, being little more than featurephones, so this new K2 model may be the first to match aesthetic to ability. Release is predicted to be in time for the holiday shopping season.