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LG announces new L90, L70 and L40 smartphones, all running Android 4.4 KitKat

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LG announces new L90, L70 and L40 smartphones, all running Android 4.4 KitKat
LG just announced three new smartphones - LG L90, LG L70 and LG L40 - all part of the company’s latest L Series, aptly called L Series III. According to LG, the original L Series (from 2012) and L Series II (introduced in 2013) have “enjoyed tremendous success worldwide”, and the new L Series III “is expected to continue the momentum with its handsome design and practical user benefits inspired by LG’s more premium G Series.”

Just like the high-end G Pro 2 that was unveiled earlier this week, all three new L Series handsets will run Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. Make no mistake, though, the L90, L70 and L40 aren’t high-end devices.

The L90 sports a 4.7-inch IPS display with 540 x 960 pixels, further featuring HSPA+ connectivity, an 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, and a 2,540mAh battery. The L70 is a tad smaller, coming with a 4.5-inch WVGA (400 x 800) display, HSPA+, 8MP or 5MP rear camera (depending on market), VGA front-facing camera, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, and a 2,100 mAh battery. Finally, the LG L40 is downright tiny, featuring a 3.5-inch display with 320 x 480 pixels, HSDPA, 3MP rear camera, 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, and a 1,700 mAh or 1,540 mAh battery (depending on market).


All three handsets feature a “non-slippery mesh pattern” on the back, and will have optional Quick View cases. A video explaining the design of the new L Series III can be watched below.



LG will officially showcase the L Series III handsets at MWC 2014 later this month. Naturally, the company will also have the G Pro 2 on display in Barcelona, and we're expecting it to reveal the rumored LG G2 Mini there, too.

Details on the availability and pricing of the new L Series III smartphones haven't been unveiled.
 
source: LG (translated) via Android Central

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posted on 15 Feb 2014, 22:36 7

1. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 724; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


Mid rangers!..LG well done...

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 12:56

16. Birds (Posts: 927; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


I disagree. The L90 is an exact rehash of the L9. I was expecting some specs on par with the Moto G but I'm disappointed. It just puts the L9II in an awkward spot, as well as the optimus F line becuase the L9II and F7 are pretty much the same phone. Maybe, the G2 Mini will actually be a bridge.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 06:12

24. LGisgood (Posts: 233; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


L90 is actually the successor to L7-II.

if you are familiar with LG's history in releasing L-series.
you will understand.
L9-II has already 720P display and did not release Globally
while L-90 has just qHD. thus; L-90 IS NOT A SUCCESSOR TO L9-II...!

L7-II has bigger battery 2,460mAh.
while L-70 has smaller 2100mAh , but a bigger screen.

Thus; L-70 IS NOT A SUCCESSOR TO L7-II...!

Note: First Generation L3,L5.L7. released at 1q of the year2011, while L9 released 4q

the same happen to L-II series.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 06:14

25. LGisgood (Posts: 233; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


L9-II's successor shall be released on 4q of this year,

posted on 15 Feb 2014, 22:40 1

2. X.E.R.O. (unregistered)


Nice simplistic design. Though I prefer softkeys.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 15:45

26. cheetah2k (Posts: 737; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


The problem with LG is that you have to litterally buy a new phone to get the next version of Android... Where is Android 4.4 for the LG G2 farks sake??????????????????.................. :(

posted on 15 Feb 2014, 22:51 2

3. LoveHater (Posts: 61; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


"Tremendous Success" ,, cough,, cough,,,, My circle ,big circle ,,no one have Lg except one having G2

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 00:51

7. ihavenoname (Posts: 963; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Yeah, but bad sales might be useful, because when LG wants to sell it better, they have to put the price down. That means one of the best Android flagships for cheap price.

posted on 15 Feb 2014, 23:26 2

4. Doakie (Posts: 855; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Alright. I love me some mid range phones. I have a Moto G that I straight up love and want to marry. However I seriously think that Android phones can't deal with less than 8 GB of internal storage. Every Android phone I've used that comes with 4 GB of internal storage will fill up from only the Google Services updates. For God sakes for a good user experience at least give these people 8 GB! I've recommend people to get Optimus F3s which can't even install any other apps unless Chrome updates or Hangouts updates are deleted first. Cmon LG! Quit giving people crappy experiences on phones that aren't sub $100 new. If these L70s are anywhere near $180 unlocked just buy a Moto G. And once you factor in that you can buy a 4 GB internal storage, 4.0" 800X480 screen, Alcatel One Touch Evolve from Best Buy for $49 no contract the L40 shouldn't even exist anymore.

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 02:06 1

10. Vanster (Posts: 117; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


man your word is too damn hard

posted on 15 Feb 2014, 23:42 2

5. XaErO (Posts: 106; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


Nice descent design ..

Most important thing is; people will get to taste Android 4.4.x Kitkat right out of the box with these Low-Mid rangers ..

Looks good .. I say, Good Job LG ..

posted on 15 Feb 2014, 23:45 1

6. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 616; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


You know your English is terrible when the editor has to add in subtitles XD

In all seriousness, I'd be okay with the LG L40 but I still prefer the boxy design of the original L Series

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 00:52 5

8. loveHEAVYMETAL (Posts: 71; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


why the l9 2nd gen is better than l90? lol

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 02:03 1

9. R-vjn (Posts: 129; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


I was wondering the same... :O

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 02:34

11. hurrycanger (Posts: 616; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


because LG has a weird sense of humor. xD

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 02:53 2

12. X.E.R.O. (unregistered)


They're in different categories. The L90 is an upgrade of last years L7II. The LIII version of the L9 won't be released 'til Q4 of this year.

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 03:27 1

13. X.E.R.O. (unregistered)


...forgot to mention, the L9II runs a QUAD SD400 (msm8x28), the L90 'probably' runs a QUAD SD200 (msm8x12) instead, so its not its not better than the L9II if thats the case. I'm just guessing though.

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 08:24 1

14. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3657; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Why would the L90 be an upgrade of the L7 II and not the L9 II? This is the third generation of the L series, and it seems pretty obvious the L90 is the successor to the L9 II.

L9 -> L9 II -> L90

L7 -> L7 II -> L70

Why the L90 is actually a downgrade, I couldn't say.

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 15:42 2

17. X.E.R.O. (unregistered)


I could be mistaken, but if you look at the L9s history, its always been released in latter part of the year (August?) while the L3,5,7 in Q1-Q2.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 05:56

21. LGisgood (Posts: 233; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


@X.E.R.O.

we have Exactly the same feeling.

L9-II has already 720P display and did not release Globally
while L-90 has just qHD.

L7-II has bigger battery 2,460mAh.
while L-70 has smaller 2100mAh , but a bigger screen.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 06:11

23. LGisgood (Posts: 233; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


L90 is actually the successor to L7-II.

if you are familiar with LG's history in releasing L-series.
you will understand.
L9-II has already 720P display and did not release Globally
while L-90 has just qHD. thus; L-90 IS NOT A SUCCESSOR TO L9-II...!

L7-II has bigger battery 2,460mAh.
while L-70 has smaller 2100mAh , but a bigger screen.

Thus; L-70 IS NOT A SUCCESSOR TO L7-II...!

Note: First Generation L3,L5.L7. released at 1q of the year2011, while L9 released 4q

the same happen to L-II series.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 06:01

22. LGisgood (Posts: 233; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


L90 is actually the successor to L7-II.

if you are familiar with LG's history in releasing L-series.
you will understand.
L9-II has already 720P display and did not release Globally
while L-90 has just qHD. thus; L-90 IS NOT A SUCCESSOR TO L9-II...!

L7-II has bigger battery 2,460mAh.
while L-70 has smaller 2100mAh , but a bigger screen.

L-70 IS NOT A SUCCESSOR TO L7-II...!

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 10:45 4

15. Jishnusur (Posts: 34; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)


Still better devices than Samsung and Sony's! :D

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 20:14

19. X.E.R.O. (unregistered)


Sony and LG use different design languages. Sony has a more sleek, classy and elegant look while LG takes a more simple and minimalistic approach. Both are beautiful. Samsung on the other hand is ugly as f*ck, with the exception of the S2 and Note 3.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 05:51 1

20. LGisgood (Posts: 233; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


you are right for that.

personally i prefer LG's simple, clean,and elegant designs.

i really love the LG GPRO2 's Design.

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 19:05 1

18. LGisgood (Posts: 233; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Beautiful simple but good looking design.

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