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LG announces two new smartphones, aimed at your average teens

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The LG L Bello and LG L Fina are designed for the teen market in certain countries

The LG L Bello and LG L Fina are designed for the teen market in certain countries


LG is coming to market with a couple of new smartphones, aimed at your average teens. Expected to be introduced at IFA, the LG L Fino is a 4.5 inch model with just 4GB of native storage. The LG L Bello offers a 5 inch screen with 8GB of native storage. Both models will feature Android 4.4.2, and an 8MP camera. Other shared features include KnockCode, which allows users to set as much as an eight tap pattern in order to awaken a sleeping phone, and the Quick Circle case. Without opening the cover, the case gives you access to calls, text messages, your music and the camera.

Speaking of the camera, that is one feature that teens use frequently, whether it is for a snapshot destined for social media, or for a selfie. The Front Camera Light, available for both the LG L Fino and the LG L Bello, allows for a softer white background on selfies. Gesture Shot allows you to open and close a hand in front of the lens, in order to start a three second countdown before the shutter goes off. And with Touch and Shoot, users can touch the screen to focus and snap a picture in one step.

Besides the 4.5 inch screen and 4GB of native storage, the LG L Fina has a resolution of 480 x 800 on the display, which works out to a 207ppi pixel density. A quad-core 1.2GHz processor is on board with 1GB of RAM. Besides the 8MP rear snapper, there is a .3MP front-facing camera. The unit offers HSPA+ connectivity, and a 1900mAh cell powers the phone. Depending on the market, the device is offered in White, Black, Gold, Red and Green.

The LG L Bello has that 5 inch glass, and 8GB of native memory that we already mentioned. Resolution of the display is 480 x 854, leading to a 196ppi pixel density. A quad-core 1.3GHz processor drives Miss Daisy, and there is 1GB of RAM inside. Besides the 8MP snapper on back, there is a 1MP camera in front. Offered in White, Black and Gold, a 2540mAh juicer keeps the lights on. The phone comes with support for HSPA+ connectivity.

"With their competitive specs and accessible pricing, we have high hopes for the L Fino and L Bello to continue our successful expansion into emerging markets. Our newest L Series smartphones represent the best of LG in design, hardware and UX as well as our commitment to bringing best smartphone experience to 3G customers as many as possible."-Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO, LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company

Both models will launch later this month in key 3G markets in Latin America, while other countries in Europe, Asia and the CIS will also see the devices launch. Pricing and availability will be discussed during the introduction of each device in each specific country. As we said, both models are designed for the teen market. U.S. teens most likely will have to learn to live without either phone. 

via: AndroidCentral

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posted on 20 Aug 2014, 23:13

1. teckem (Posts: 15; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


Hahaha awesome name in Spanish.... Waiting to see price, they seem like a good choice for an entry level.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 23:36

2. techperson211 (Posts: 1169; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Pricing here will be the key factors for the success of these phones. Still the specs are underwhelming most of the China based smart phones are way better than these.

posted on 21 Aug 2014, 00:29

3. FrenchTea (Posts: 16; Member since: 18 Aug 2014)


I don't understand how this is aimed at teens...

I'm a teen, and 95 % of the teens I know (at least here in France) have high end Android or iPhones...

These phones are for entry-level smartphone buyers, as 4-8 GB Is laughed at by us teens, considering how much pictures and music we have... Not to mention apps and games

posted on 21 Aug 2014, 02:24 2

7. NFSHesham (Posts: 257; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)


I am a teen and i have a very very low end Sony Xperia Tipo dual with 3 GBs of internal storage with a lowly 4 gb MicroSD Card and a 3.15 MP Fixed Focus Camera without a Front Camera nor a flash of course and a "relatively small' 3.2 inch 480*320 TFT Display and 4.0.4 ICS
So either of these devices are good choices for me

posted on 21 Aug 2014, 01:09

4. B-power (Posts: 241; Member since: 22 Feb 2014)


lots of kids in my clas recieve their phone from their parents but only one. Has a s4 the orthers are all iphone 4(s) & gs3 so they won't care about. And why is the resolution so low it should have been atleast 720p

posted on 21 Aug 2014, 01:09

5. B-power (Posts: 241; Member since: 22 Feb 2014)


So they won't care

posted on 21 Aug 2014, 01:11

6. B-power (Posts: 241; Member since: 22 Feb 2014)


Orther than that why is the resulotion so low? It should have been 720p

posted on 21 Aug 2014, 02:57

8. DONUT (Posts: 407; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


LG is going down the Samsung route. these 2 phones look like the G3, i hope they dont make their portfolio look so similar where the difference between the high end, mid range, and low end is negligible (ala Samsung).

posted on 21 Aug 2014, 05:35 1

9. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1989; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


aimed at teens..lol teens know better, and i dont think they want enrty-level phones.

posted on 21 Aug 2014, 08:34

10. Rishin17 (Posts: 24; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


By the design language and the look and feel of the devices..i don't think the price would be extremely low. The reason it won't be a hit because of their horrible screen resolution at that price.

posted on 21 Aug 2014, 08:34 1

11. Rishin17 (Posts: 24; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


By the design language and the look and feel of the devices..i don't think the price would be extremely low. The reason it won't be a hit because of their horrible screen resolution at that price.

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