Released before the BL20, it’s big brother, the LG BL40 Chocolate opens up a whole new mobile experience on this ultimate ultra wide screen phone.
While it may not standup to the current line up of high-end phones currently in the market, the LG BL40 stands out as the 4th handset in LG’s Black Label Series and successor to the highly-acclaimed LG Chocolate (which is currently ranked on the top 5 of most sold handsets in the world).
The 4-inch touchscreen has a resolution of 345×800 pixels and the BL40 itself carries an internal storage of 1.1GB and supports up to 32GB via microSD card. For connectivity, it has WiFi 802.11 b/g, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, GPS, and Bluetooth 2.1.
The LG BL40 also offers an impressive mobile multimedia experience, carrying an FM tuner, an FM transmitter, Dolby Mobile sound speakers, 3.5mm audio jack and TV out. Want to take pictures as well? The BL40 Chocolate is well equipped a 5 MP autofocus camera (Schneider-Kreuznach optics). Not a Carl Zeiss but at this price point, it’s quite impressive.
LG BL40 Chocolate Specifications
- Type: Card bar
- RF Band: UMTS 900/2100 GSM 850/900/1800/1900
- Network: HSDPA 7.2 GPRS, EDGE
- Dimension: 128 x 51 x 10.9 mm
- Weight with battery: 129g
- Standard battery, Max (mAh): 1000 mAh, Li-ion
- Standby time, Max: Up to 400hrs(2G), 370hrs(3G)
- Talk time: Up to 6 hrs(2G), Up to 5 hrs (3G) (Battery time may depend on network configuration, product settings, usage patterns and environmental conditions.)
- Display External LCD: 4.01″ WVGA(345×800), 16M colors, TFT Touchscreen
- Touchscreen: Capacitive / Multi-touch / 3D Active Flash UI (S-class UI)
- Vibration Alert
- Browser: xHTML 1.1, HTML 4.01 / Internet Full Browsing
- WAP: version 2.0
- SMS / MMS
- Video MMS
- USB Port / PC Sync: Ver. 2.0 FS for Sync, HS for MSC, MTP
- WLAN: Wifi 802.11 b,g
- Bluetooth: A2DP Ver. 2.1.
- Sending Data Using Bluetooth: 1000 entries
- Scheduler / Alarm
- Phonebook: 1000 entries
- Ambient Light Sensor
- Java version 2.0
- Midi (poly): 64
- Camera / Flash: 5.0 Megapixel, AF, CMOS / LED Flash
- Video Telephony
- Internal Memory: 1.1GB
- External Memory: MicroSD slot up to 32GB
- Built-in Games: 7
- FM Radio
- Speaker Phone
- Audio Codec: MP3, AAC, AAC+, E-AAC+, WMA9, Dolby Mobile 2.0
- Video Codec: H.263 / MPEG4:VGA 30 fps
- TV out
- In-box items: Stereo Ear Mic / Data CD / Manual / Charger / USB cable
- Optional Items: TV-out cable, BT Stereo Headset, BT Stereo Headphones, BT car kit
LG BL40 Chocolate is now out in the Philippines and sells for roughly Php 26,000 at authorized LG retail stores. Prices and specifications are subject to change without prior notice so you might want to subscribe to our feeds for the latest on LG phones.