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LG Chocolate BL40 now in the Philippines




LG’s most awaited mobile phone has arrived in the Philippines. The new LG Chocolate (LG BL40) is the 4th handset in LG’s Black Label Series and successor to the highly-acclaimed LG Chocolate (on the top 5 of most sold handsets in the world).

This 4-inch multi-touch screen has a form factor that reminds me of a Hershey’s bar.

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The 4-inch screen has a resolution of 345×800 pixels with an internal storage of 1.1GB but can support up to 32GB via microSD card. For connectivity, it has WiFi 802.11 b/g, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, GPS, and Bluetooth 2.1.

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For multimedia, it has FM tuner and FM transmitter, a 5 MP autofocus camera (Schneider-Kreuznach optics) with LED flash, Dolby Mobile sound speakers, 3.5mm audio jack and TV out.

The LG BL40 is now being displayed in LG Concept Store in Megamall and has a reported retail price of Php26,000.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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39 Responses

  1. robert says:

    nice phone and price isnt bad ,wait for your review

  2. wilde says:

    From the looks of it, it has as aspect ratio of 2.21:1

    That’s good for wide-screen movies.

  3. marvin says:

    yummy. I like the style of this phone

  4. daddy joey says:

    – 4-inch screen
    – internal storage of 1.1GB
    – support up to 32GB
    – WiFi 802.11 b/g, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, GPS, and Bluetooth 2.1.
    – FM tuner and FM transmitter
    – 5 MP autofocus camera (Schneider-Kreuznach optics) with LED flash
    – Dolby Mobile sound speakers
    – 3.5mm audio jack and TV out.

    nice specs for its price. i hope nokia phones with the same features are sold at the same price range.

    is this the first 4-inch screen mobile phone?

  5. Jon says:

    Nice specs, I’d probably wait for the price to drop though.

  6. Jhay-R says:

    gud after nood yugatech.. sana ma review mo ung promo ng sony ericsson na buy 1 take 1… heheh nakita ko sa megamall eh… medyo nagdadalawang isip me eh…

  7. gio says:

    to jhay-R:

    hindi po buy 1 take 1. Bye 1 take 1 po. Hehehe. They got my attention din. Galing nun gumawa ng line na un.

  8. Reel Advice says:

    Hm…i’m thinking getting an n97 would be a better deal.

  9. Edward says:

    it is a nice phone but i’m still not satisfied with its 5megapixel..

  10. Interesting specs 7.2MBps HSDPA, 4″ capacitive touch screen 16M colors, bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, DLNA compatible, 5MP Cam, A-GPS support,WIFI, etc. for very competitive price of Php26T but my concern for me though is OS. LG’s Touch UI is not that good handling 3rd party apps. I don’t know but it’s difficult to connect to simple YM app and even google maps.

  11. drealmarlon says:

    sana pwede magplay divx movies yan?

  12. jepz says:

    Wow! Meron na pala agad niyan dito sa Pilipinas. Kakapanood ko pa lang kasi ng commercial nyan sa Discovery Channel ngaun.

    Dati rati candy bar type celfones.. ngaun chocolate bar na. Nice!

  13. nitecrawler says:

    I asked kanina the attendant sa LG Concept Store at SM Megamall.. she quoted 29K..

  14. juan says:

    @ Jhay-R
    It’s BYE1, TAKE1… not BUY..
    meaning.. you need to surrender your old SE phone for a discounted new one..

    Nice LG phone btw.. delicioso!

  15. gatslizy15 says:

    I’ve been waiting for a long time for its launching in the Philippines, but the price doesn’t seem right. I might check it out for myself if I would still want it.

  16. Vina says:

    Anyone selling that for a low price? I wanna have one. Im swapping my old phone. Just PM me on facebook. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?v=app_2309869772&ref=profile&id=1686434400#/profile.php?v=wall&ref=profile&id=1686434400

  17. Xandrouz says:

    wow. nice. I hope someone will sell it for a low price.

  18. Ravenlock says:

    I first saw this phone on SNSD’s MV – Chocolate Love on youtube, months ago. I love SNSD and with that, this phone got my attention. I wanted one for my GF but I don’t have the budget now.

  19. Skye says:

    One of my barkada has that phone. I find it very intriguing and I want to play with it more before I’d purchase that. Pero napansin ko lang, hindi ganun kaganda yung camera niya. We tried taking pictures sa labas ng starbucks while hanging out (night time). So, ayun medyo minus points na siya sa akin.

  20. ajca says:

    my dad got that as a gift, we opened it up kanina lang. di siya tulad ng ibang phone, while unboxing, actually box palang di na cheap. i held the phone and mukhang solid naman pagka-design, ok din yung screen very responsive and bright. chinacharge pa namin ngayon para matry yung camera. weird lang talaga yung design, ang haba. sana bigay nalang sakin ni erpats… tapos trade in ko sa n97.

  21. crimsonspark says:

    maganda na sana kung hindi lang dahil sa 5MP..

  22. David Miguel says:

    We are offering the LG Chocolate BL40 for sale at a very cheap and affordable price.The phone is unlocked and SIM-Free to be used with any sim-card insterted in it.

    For inquiry,email us on: [email protected]

  23. Shiva says:

    Hi David Miguel,

    I would like to buy the phone from you. At what price are you offering the phone LG BL40? Let me know. I would buy it outright in cash.

    Msg me at 0932-965-5725

  24. r4 card says:

    5-mega pixel camera with flash and auto-focus, and it supports an excellent range of media..

  25. JoyQ. says:

    WHOA! … i just saw it! awesome. . . i have LG KP500 and now I want to have this one! I hope my mom would buy me LG chocolate

  26. catherine says:

    oh , this phone is so cute .. i want to buy this one .. but its so expensive : ((

  27. Pao says:

    i just saw it in a Girls’ Generation Music Video called “Chocolate Love” it was the official ad of LG bl40 in korea and i was like wow..,

    first time on a touch screen phone to have a 4.0 inch wide screen and all of its specs are great.., this phone is perfect and it suits my needs for a phone…

  28. Jill says:

    i already have this LG chocolate BL40. My only problem is that it doesn’t respond right away. It takes few seconds before it responds. I don’t know if it is because I only put 2gb memorycard n it or what. but I also got 4gb with me. I’ll still try to replace it with the 4gb and I’ll observe if the phone still responds slowly. Mind telling me what might be the problem??

  29. kevz says:

    Ito ang hnap ko sa phone, hayop sa display! Supported ng Dolby mobile to di ba ?

  30. bryan says:

    Does lgbl40 has a wifi??

  31. Zaukhtin says:

    @bryan sana magbasa tau ng specs bago magtanong

  32. yang says:

    LG-BL40 is so cute..but so expensive..but then mghihintay ako kung kelan mglow ung price ng fon…

  33. joed says:

    It’s worth the price!Such a beautiful phone!I can’t lose my sight out of it!

  34. kitty mariano says:

    how much the lg chocolate now in 2011

  35. annie mae says:

    i like that to ksi meron syang wifi

  36. jhanzkie says:

    san ako mkakabili ng battery nito?????????

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