New LG Optimus L Series II smartphones announced

LG L Series IIMobile World Congress may be only a few weeks away, but that hasn’t stopped LG from announcing a set of new smartphones, all of which were rumoured to make an appearance at the Barcelona show. So what have we got? We’ve got three phones from LG’s L Series II, the follow-up to the original trio of L Series phones launched at MWC 2012.

The three models are the Optimus L3 II, Optimus L5 II and Optimus L7 II, although LG has only provided details on the L7 II. LG pitched the L Series as fashionable phones which could still pack a decent tech punch, and it’s no different this time around; however we’ll have to wait until we get a closer look before spotting all the details. In the meantime, LG says they all have a seamless layout, a laser cut contour and a radiant rear design. No, we’ve no idea what most of that means either.

Moving on to the technical features, the Optimus L7 II has a 1GHz dual-core processor and 768MB of RAM, which is a step up from the first L7’s single-core chip and 512MB of RAM. The operating system is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and it’s displayed on a 4.3-inch screen with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution. This is identical to the L7, but the camera has been upgraded to 8 megapixels. The L7 II also has a video call camera lens above the screen, a 2460mAh battery and a smart home key, which we expect to glow to alert you of a new event.

As for the L3 II, that’s going to have a 3.2-inch screen and the L5 II will have a 4-inch display. The L7 II is the first to go on sale but only in Russia, however we’re sure LG will give us more release details, plus more about the L3 II and L7 II, at Mobile World Congress on February 25.

About Andrew Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars