After introducing two of the C series models earlier this year, the C300 Town and C320 InTouch Lady, LG is now releasing the 'missing link', the C310. Even though all three feature-phones mentioned are known for their QWERTY keyboard, the C310 also comes with dual-SIM function.LG C310 looks exactly like its C300 Town predecessor and features the same keyboard layout. The handset measures 116 x 66 x 14 mm and weighs 115g (battery included).
The device comes with a 2.4-inch QVGA display with 262k colors and 240 x 320 pixels resolution. In addition to its full QWERTY keyboard, the C310 features a 3.5 mm audio jack, microSD card slot for memory expansion, as well as tri-band GSM connectivity (900/1800/1900 MHz).
The C310 is an affordable feature-phone, thus it does not include any 3G capabilities. However, users who wish to stay connected with their friends all the time can take advantage of the Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g connectivity.
Other key features of the handset include: microUSB 2.0, music player, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP support, video player and 200 MB of internal memory. It also packs a mediocre 2-megapixel camera with video recording capabilities.
Dual-SIM function is the strong point of the handset and includes dual standby, which means that the 'Call waiting' feature will be available when users get a call on the other SIM card that is not in use.
“C310’s simultaneous dual SIM capability allows the user to have both SIMs actively in use, enabling them to receive calls and texts on either number at any one time,” said Adam Gordon, LG Mobile New Zealand Business Manager.
“The C310’s active dual SIM gives New Zealand consumers the power of choice with mobile providers. The user can choose which SIM texts are sent from and which SIM calls go out from. By linking mobile data usage to the network with the best plan, the user can take advantage of different networks pricing plans across calls, texts and data without having to carry two phones,” added Gordon.
The phone's battery is rated by the manufacturer for up to 408 hours of standby or up to 6 hours of talk time.
LG C310 is already available for purchase in New Zealand for about $200 without contract. It is unclear if the handset is available in other countries too.