Those of you out there who are big fans of dual-SIM phones are going to be excited by the outing of LG’s latest upcoming device. The device is identified as the Optimus L7 II Dual and is a follow-up to the L-series of smartphones that were launched last year. LG will equip the dual-SIM device with some noteworthy features including a 4.3-inch IPS display, a 1GHz dual-core processor, 8MP camera and Jelly Bean running the show. The smartphone will be available by mid-February in Russian markets for about 12,990 rubles (approximately $430 USD)– but there’s no word on if or when the device will be available in other markets worldwide.
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.
Last week the LG Venice was outed for Boost Mobile, and today they made it official. It’s essentially the LG Optimus L7 and the specs include:
- 4.3-inch (800 x 480) display
- 1GHz processor
- 5MP camera
- 720p video recording
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
It will be available starting October 10 at a no contract price of $219.99. If you’re not familiar with Boost Mobile, they offer a no contract Android Monthly Unlimited plan for $55 with Shrinking Payments. For every six on-time payments, your monthly cost will drop by $5.00. The lowest you can go is $40 per month, which would take 18 consecutive on-time payments. The plan includes unlimited nationwide talk, text and picture messaging.
Full press release after the break:
The dust is still settling over in Barcelona after the Android-fest that was Mobile World Congress 2012. We saw devices of all shapes and sizes and covering a mass range of budgets, so inevitably one or two devices have flown quietly under the radar. One such device is the ICS toting, LG Optimus L7 which is now winging its way over to Canada by way of Rogers Wireless. Canadian mobile website, mobilesyrup has received a tip suggesting that the device is set to join Rogers “Smartphone Lite” budget phone line-up.
As a quick reminder, the Optimus L7 is a mid-range, Android 4.0 ICS phone with a 4.3″, 480 x 800 display, 1 GHz single-core processor and a 5MP, LED equipped camera. There’s no word on price or launch date just yet however we’ll be sure to update you as soon as there is.
source : mobilesyrup