LG Optimus L3 Arrives in Europe This Month

We were introduced to LG’s “Optimus L” series of phones at Mobile World Congress this year, and it looks like the lower-end Optimus L3 is the first to make it to consumers when it launches in Europe later this month. Asia and Russia are next in line. The specs for the L3 are very modest, with a 3.2 inch display, 800MHz processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and a only a 3MP camera on board. There is no question this is an entry-level device by today’s standards.

No word on whether it’s coming to the States, but with these specs, I can’t see it being anything but a carrier give-away. Full presser after the break.

SEOUL, Mar. 2, 2012 – The LG Optimus L3, a compact smartphone with timeless style first introduced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona earlier this week, will get its European debut starting March. The Optimus L3 is the first model from the L-Style design series starting this year.

LG Optimus L3 offers users an authentic experience compromising the style and practical technologies. L-Style’s elements, such as Modern Square Style and Harmonized Design Contrast with metallic accents, are revealed on the Optimus L3, emphasizing the premium design heritage born from LG’s design leadership.

Its 3.2-inch display provides the ideal viewing experience on a compact smartphone. As an “on-the-go” socializing device, the Optimus L3 allows for longer talk times and ensures that users always stay connected to their favorite social network with its 1,500mAh battery. Customers even have a variety of options when choosing the color for their device – white, black, hot pink or blue.

“We’ve always believed in the need to offer a variety of smartphone options and many people simply don’t want to pay for a lot of extra bells and whistles.” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. “We think the Optimus L3 offers all of basic smartphone-related benefits but in a more premium package that hasn’t been seen before on a smartphone in this category.”

After its European launch, the LG Optimus L3 will make its appearance in Russia and Asia, followed by other markets around the world.

Key Specifications:

  • Chipset: 800MHz Dual-Core Processor
  • Memory: 150MB (Internal), 2GB (RAM)
  • Display: 3.2-inch QGVA
  • Camera: 3.0 MP
  • OS: Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • Battery: 1,500mAh
  • Size: 102.6 x 61.6 x 11.85 (mm) 

About the Author: Ed Caggiani

Originally from the East Coast, Ed now makes his home in San Jose, California. His passion for technology started with his first ColecoVision and Atari gaming systems, and has grown stronger through Tandy computers, IBM clones, Palm Pilots, and PocketPCs. Ed's love for Android began with his first HTC Hero, then blossomed with the original Evo 4G, and now the Evo 3D and Motorola Xoom. He graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Communications, and is now a professional User Experience Designer working in Silicon Valley. In his spare time, Ed enjoys video games, jamming on guitar, and spending time with his wife, two cats, and Logitech Revue.