Yesterday we got word on the updated Optimus L series and LG didn’t waste anytime making them official with a presser. The Optimus L7 II, L5 II, and L3 II will probably not be part of the announcement on 25th, but they will certainly be on display during the MWC Conference. This upgrade seems to be a way for LG to try and recapture some of the success the “L-Style” line has had in the past with around 10 million units sold since last year’s launch. In terms of specifications these devices are mid-range at best and the dual-SIM technology suggests they aim to sell this on the central/eastern European market.
The first device set for launch this week in Russia is the Optimus L7 II. It will be launching with the latest Android 4.1 Jellybean OS, a 4.3-inch (WVGA-IPS) screen, 768 MB of RAM, and an 8-Megapixel camera. It also has a great 2460 mAh battery and the standard dual-SIM that is present throughout the entire “L-Style” line.
Due for release at a later date is the Optimus L5 II which will be a smaller version of the L7 II with a 4.0-inch screen and a 1700 mAh battery. Last but not least, we have the Optimus L3 II. This will be the smallest device of the line with a 3.2-inch display and a 1540 mAh battery. As far as software, all the devices from the “L” line will have LG’s QSlide and QuickTranslator available. More details on these devices will be announced after LG displays the devices at MWC later this month.
Full press release:
LG INTRODUCES NEXT GENERATION OPTIMUS L SERIES AT MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS
Popular L Series Upgraded to L SeriesII with Bold Design and Useful Features
SEOUL, Feb. 12, 2013 – LG is staying true to its rich design heritage at this year’s Mo-bile World Congress (MWC) with the introduction of the Optimus L SeriesII. The widely successful L Series has evolved to include contemporary design aesthetics and innovations that improve on the original. With more than 10 million Optimus L Series phones sold in the first 10 months, L SeriesII looks to continue this momentum with its sophisticated style and differentiated features.
Optimus L SeriesII embodies the beauty of the first L Series but with a more refined touch. The design philosophy of L SeriesII has been enhanced to include four new design elements: Seamless Layout, Laser Cut Contour, Radiant Rear Design and Smart LED Lighting on the home button.
L SeriesII also offers an expanded set of user-convenient features including those unique to LG smartphones such as QuickMemo, Quick Button and Safety Care. QuickMemo allows users to capture and share handwritten ideas with others using just a fingertip. Quick Button enables customers to personalize a hotkey to launch any app such as the camera, browser, music player or even QuickMemo. Safety Care offers three options – Emergency Call Forwarding, Phone Non-Usage Notice and My Location Notice – which can be programmed to contact a loved one in case of an emergency.
User experience is enhanced with the high-resolution IPS display and extended capacity battery in the Optimus L SeriesII. What’s more, Dual SIM versions of the Optimus L SeriesII smartphone will enable customers to use one device for both business and personal calls.
“LG has a history of pushing the envelope when it comes to style and Optimus L SeriesII builds on this heritage of design innovation,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “By evolving the sophisticated style and premium features of the original Optimus L Series, its sequel is expected to continue the popularity of the L Series around the world.”
The Dual SIM version of the Optimus L7II will be the first of the new series to launch, making its debut in Russia this week. The Optimus L7II will include LG’s unique UX features such as QSlide and QuickTranslator. Availability of the Optimus L3II with 3.2-inch QVGA IPS display and 1,540mAh battery and the Optimus L5II with a larger 4.0-inch WVGA display and 1,700mAh battery will be announced at a later date.
Optimus L7II Key Specifications:
- Chipset: 1GHz Dual-Core (Qualcomm MSM8225)
- Memory: Up to 4GB eMMC / 768MB RAM / Micro SD
- Display: 4.3-inch WVGA IPS
- Camera: Rear 8.0MP with LED Flash / Front VGA
- OS: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- Battery: 2,460mAh
- Size: 121.5 x 66.6 x 9.7 mm / 122.2 x 66.6 x 9.7 mm (Dual-SIM)