Say cheese: LG Viewty camera phone hits 5 million sales worldwide

LG announced today that it has sold 5 million Viewty camera phones worldwide after 14 months on the market.  The 3″ touch screen-equipped, 5mp handset (now available in more colors – black, silver, red, blue, pink, purple, and white) has proven extremely popular abroad thanks to its emphasis on “real” camera features including its ability to capture video at 120fps, built-in autofocus and image stabilization, xenon flash, and Schneider Kreuznach optics.

Of the 5 million units sold, 350,000 devices were snapped up in LG’s homeland (S. Korea), with the  majority of Viewty sales taking place across Europe and other parts Asia (4,650,000 units).  These numbers bode well for LG who has already announced an 8mp Viewty successor, the KC910 Renior, back in September 2008.

Just goes to show ya (mobile manufacturers), when you mix looks and features with actual functionality, we all win in the end!