LG announced today that the company has moved 10 million L-series phones worldwide comprising of the LG Optimus L3, L5, L7, and L9. While that figure may sound good, LG in fact has simply called it ‘modest.’ In business speak, that sounds as if LG didn’t quite meet sales forecasts. It’s a little confusing as they use the word ‘modest’ in the same sentence as the word ‘milestone.’ Regardless, it looks as if they have in fact reached that 10 million milestone. Their goal is to move 35 million smartphones by the end of the 2012 and without any sales figures regarding the Nexus 4, not to mention the perceived shortage; they may fall short.
The Optimus L Series is nearly complete. The Optimus L5 is going to finally make its debut in the UK, Germany, and France in the coming weeks. There’s really nothing about this device to get too excited about, but it should please the consumers coveting mid-range phones. It will also hit the Middle East, CIS, Asia, Central and South America with dual SIM capabilities. No word on North America, but they do mention that NFC “Tag & Play” will be available in Europe and North America for mobile commerce and peer-to-peer sharing so they must have something in mind.
Full specs include:
- 4.0-inch HVGA display
- Cortex A5 800MHz processor
- 4GB Internal Storage / Micro SD support (up to 32GB)
- 5.0 MP rear camera – AF with LED Flash
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- 1,500mAh battery
- Size: 118.3 x 66.5 x 9.5 (mm)
Full press release after the break:
We just heard about LG’s announcement of the “L-trio” recently, but now that MWC is here, it’s time to see more details of the three newest additions to the Optimus line: the Optimus L3, Optimus L5 and Optimus L7. Let’s start with the Optimus L3. It’s an entry-level smartphone featuring a 3.2-inch screen, 800MHz processor, 3MP camera, 1500mAh battery and Gingerbread 2.3. The next in line is the Optimus L5. It’s a mid-level phone featuring a 4-inch screen with a “floating mass display”, 5MP camera, NFC capabilities and oh— Android 4.0 pre-installed. The final part of the trio is the crown jewel: the Optimus L7. This is a premium phone featuring a 1GHz processor, 4.3-inch screen with a “floating mass display”, 5MP camera with LED flash and Android 4.0 as well.
The trio are expected to go on sale in Europe at some point during the first half of 2012, but no word on if/when it will be released here in the States. There’s also no word on the pricing as well, but considering the specs aren’t exactly breathtaking, we’d expect each device to be reasonably priced so it doesn’t hurt your wallet and pocketbooks too much.