LG's Viewty Smart: The Viewty 2 gets official

LG's new baby: the Viewty Smart
LG's new baby: the Viewty Smart

LG's attempts to cover up the release of the Viewty 2 have spectacularly failed, so it's not surprise we get the official news of the new Viewty Smart.

Designed to be a successor to 2007's original Viewty, the Viewty Smart is a super flat device, weighing in at 90 grams and rocking a thickness of only 12.4mm.

It's also the next in line to use the 3D S-Class interface LG has so lovingly developed and first seen on the Arena, so there's clearly going to be some decent processing power in there.

A better sequel?

There's a 3-inch touchscreen as expected with an 8MP camera, building on the impressive 5MP effort from the original Viewty and even auto-motion detection for the spy-loving among you, and even a little sliding door to protect the lens / fiddle with and annoy your partner.

There's the usual gubbins we're used to seeing on higher-end phones but never made it onto the original Viewty, such as Wi-Fi and GPS, although HSDPA is there once again.

We've contacted LG to find out some more details (ie when, where, how much, why, can we have...) so we'll be getting back to you. Rumours are surfacing it's heading out of the blocks with Orange to start with, but they haven't been confirmed as yet.

FromLG Blog (translated) via Phone Arena

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.