Once upon a time there were three bears handsets living in a log cabin in the woods. The LG Optimus L7 was the heavyweight amongst the trio with a 4.3 inch screen, a single-core 1GHz CPU and the Adreno 200 GPU. There was a mid-range handset, the LG Optimus L5 with a 4 inch screen offering HVGA (320 x 480) resolution, a single-core 800MHz CPU and the same Adreno 200 GPU. And what story about a trio of handsets would be complete without the low-end device, the LG Optimus L3 with a 3.2 inch screen and resolution of 240 x 320. A single-core 800MHz processor is included along with 384MB of RAM.
The LG Optimus L5
Our story today focuses on the middle device, the LG Optimus L5 which will be launching in European markets sometime this month according to LG. To be more specific, the phone will be offered in the UK, Germany and France, according to the Korean based manufacturer, followed up by releases in the CIS, Middle East and Asia. Launches in Central and South America will follow.
The rest of the specs for the LG Optimus L5 includes 4GB of storage that can be expanded with the use of a microSD slot and a 5MP rear camera with AF and LED flash that captures VGA video at 30fps. And Android 4.0 is pre-installed out of the box. You can check out our hands-on review which includes video of the device in action.
STYLISH LG OPTIMUS L5 MAKES GLOBAL DEBUT
Elegant and Thin, Newest LG Smartphone is Slimmest in Class
SEOUL, June 17, 2012 – The LG Optimus L5, one of LG’s stylish, high fashion L-Series smartphones, will make its global debut in key European markets this month. The device will be available in the U.K., Germany and France, followed by markets in CIS, Middle East and Asia before crossing the ocean over to Central America and South America.
True to L-Style’s elegant design philosophy, the LG Optimus L5 is a seamless merger of style and technology. Dressed in a sensuously slim body measuring only 9.5mm, the smartphone comes packed with intuitive and intelligent features such as dual SIM capabilities (in Asia, CIS, Middle East, Central and South America only) and NFC “Tag & Play” (in Europe and North America) for mobile commerce and peer-to-peer sharing.
Running on the Google’s latest Ice Cream Sandwich Android operating system, the LG Optimus L5 offers the best-in-class 4.0-inch display for a roomy and error-free mobile experience. The new user interface also lets you get more done with fewer finger taps. The Optimus L5 boasts LG’s new User Experience (UX) with QuickMemoTM which allows users the ability to instantly jot memos or notes from any screen without having to open a separate application.
“The LG Optimus L5 is a very balanced smartphone that offers a great combination of design, display, performance, battery life and price that many will find very attractive,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “This device, along with other products in our L-Series portfolio, will especially appeal to fashion forward users everywhere.”
Chipset: MSM7225A (Cortex A5 800MHz)
Memory: (up to) 4GB Internal Storage / Micro SD support (up to 32GB)
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