LG Reveals Optimus L Series II

At Mobile World Congress 2012, LG unveiled Optimus L Series smartphone lineup. At this year's MWC, LG will show Optimus L Series II smartphones. However, the company decided to introduce the lineup ahead of MWC. There will be three models with slightly changed design.

LG Optimus L3 II
First in the line is a 3.2-inch LG Optimus L3II. According to preliminary information, it comes with a 1 GHz processor and improved QVGA IPS display with the same resolution like its predecessor. However, it got upgraded camera which will be a 5-megapixel unit unlike 3.2-megapixel on the older model and a 1,540 mAh battery.

LG Optimus L5 II
The second smartphone in Optimus L Series II will be LG Optimus L5II. The device packs a 1 GHz Cortex-A9 processor and PowerVR SGX531 graphics. The display is a 4-inch WVGA with currently unknown resolution. The device will come with Android 4.1.2. Jelly Bean operating system and a 1,700 mAh battery. Simultaneously with LG's announcement, Optimus L5 II appears in GLBenchmark 2.5 database.

LG Optimus L7 II
The strongest in Optimus L Series II will be a 4.3-inch device. The LG Optimus L5 II features a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8225 1.0 GHz dual-core processor, Adreno 203 graphics and 768 MB of RAM. A 4.3-inch display supports 800 x 400 pixels resolution and comes with an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2,460mAh battery and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Like the Optimus L5 II, the L5 also appeared in GLBenchmark database showing what the smartphone is capable of.

The availability or the prices are yet unknown, but the dual SIM version of the Optimus L7II will be the first of the new series to launch, making its debut in Russia sometime next week.

LG INTRODUCES NEXT GENERATION OPTIMUS L SERIES AT MOBILE WORLD CONGRESSPopular L Series Upgraded to L Series II 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 per-sonal 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)