LG’s budget Optimus L3 launching this Month

The smallest, cheapest and least exciting of LG’s new L-series Android phones is scheduled to launch in Europe from this month, when the L3 will arrive in Europe. LG’s also now given us some details about the phone’s processor – it all runs on an 800MHz dual-core chipset. We have no idea what to make of that.

The memory allocation’s a bit weird, too. LG says you have a near-useless 150MB of app storage space, but 2GB of RAM. Perhaps it means 2GB of additional storage? The screen is a 3.2″ model, there’s a 3MP camera onboard, while Android 2.3 is the OS.

lg optimus l3 promo

lg optimus l3

Quite attractive for a budget model (the phone). Here’s the announcement from LG, with tech specs below:

FIRST OF LG’S NEW L-STYLE SMARTPHONES COMING TO EUROPEAN CUSTOMERS THIS MONTH

All-in-One Compact Smartphone with Superior Style

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

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