Entry-level LG Optimus L1 II is announced, priced at $9512
LG has announced a new low-end Android smartphone, tailored for the needs of developing markets and budget-conscious consumers. The handset is a member of the company's L-series and will be marketed as the LG Optimus L1 II.
In terms of hardware specifications, the LG Optimus L1 II is as basic of a smartphone as it could possibly get. It offers a 3-inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 240 by 320 pixels, a 1GHz Snapdragon MSM7225A SoC, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage that can be expanded by popping in a microSD card. A 2MP fixed-focus camera, 3.5mm headphone jack, FM radio with recording capabilities, and an okay 1540mAh battery are also listed on its specs sheet. The usual connectivity features are also present on the LG Optimus L1 II – 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. Android 4.1.2 will come loaded out of the box, customized with interface modifications by LG.
Clearly, the LG Optimus L1 II is a device meant to be as affordable as possible. Priced at roughly $95 off-contract, it will be competing against low-cost models by Samsung, HTC, Sony, and those white-box handsets from the Far East. The Optimus L1 II will go on sale in Vietnam, Russia, and the UK soon, where it will be available in either black or white.