LG Optimus Z Android 2.1 handset unveiled in Korea

Could 3.5-inch 'Hyper HD Display' beast get UK release?

Fully-featured smartphone packs an Android punch

We don’t mean to tease you with phones that aren’t destined for UK releases too much, but the newly announced LG Optimus Z is an exception because it looks rather tasty.

It’s just been unveiled for a South Korean release, which is a shame because its specs and looks would certainly suit a UK audience. The screen is a 3.5-inch WVGA "Hyper HD display", under which lurks a 1GHGz Qualcomm processor - the same as in the HTC Desire. A 5-Megapixel camera and Dolby Mobile sound finished things off nicely.

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Is everything lost, then? Well, not quite. That same spokesperson did suggest that "overseas markets are likely to get something similar.” Perhaps named the Optimus Prime? We can but hope.