LG kicks off Optimus L series: L3, L5, L7 go from low to high-end, unveiled right before MWC

LG kicks off Optimus L series: L3, L5, L7 go from low to high-end, unveiled right before MWC
LG is plotting a big return to MWC this year. The company has just unveiled three new handsets right before the show: the LG L3, L5 and L7, all united under the new L series.

Starting from the bottom up, first is the affordable LG Optimus L3 with a 3.2-inch display and running on Android Gingerbread. We’ve already seen the L3 under the Optimus L3 moniker on a Swedish retailer’s website. The specs mentioned there include a 240 x 320 pixel resolution of the display and a 3-megapixel rear camera.

The LG Optimus L5 is the mid-range handset in the L series and it makes the welcome transition to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). It also features a 4-inch screen, advertized to offer “enhanced readability” which should hint to a decent resolution.

Finally, the LG Optimus L7 is the best money can buy in the L series - a combination of 4.3-inch display and ICS. There are no details about the hardware, but dual-core is the least we expect from it.

All three phones share the same design language: metallic feel (we’re not sure about the actual materials used), curved edges and a single rectangular physical button on the bottom. The L series will feature a "floating mass display" technology, so you get the feeling as if the screen is floating as the actual display is very close to the glass surface. They should also be very thin, but until we get the official specs, we don't have any specifics. What we can confirm, though, is that the metallic edges and thin body matches the ideas LG shared with the new logo for the Optimus series.

So we finally know what all the LG "L" teasing was about. How do you like LG’s L series, which one feels right for you?

source: LG

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14 Comments

1. Sarath

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

They have some good looks at least.

5. Karan_Malhotra

Posts: 27; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

who ? the girls or the phones ?

6. Sarath

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

The phones.

2. Karan_Malhotra

Posts: 27; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

The girls are nice...

3. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

I like the design of the phones but i dislike the physical button...let us hope that they will start making some OLED screens in the near future, their IPS LCD's are beautifull but OLED is the future so I'm hoping to see some RGB HD OLED's from LG soon

4. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

they look like they're 12, quite the difference when compared to samsung with all the crazy asian models. but i do like the naming system. makes it easy for non tech savy consumers to understand what tier of phone they are looking at

7. Jericho unregistered

are you crazy lg doesn't need oled. Ips displays are better. You like amoled buy samsung noone is stopping you but don't say that other oem's should also use amoled.

8. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

I actualy love LG's IPS, i own LG Optimus Black and am really happy with it, but the fact is that OLED is the future and LG knows that too and will eventualy start making OLED screens for mobile

9. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

omg the Miz made a new profile

12. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

He finally got hit by the ban hammer I take it

10. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Floating mass display sounds intriguing. I've always preferred LG's displays.

11. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

they look incredible!!!!

13. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

I hope they make UI as nice as the phone is,i mean i like their curent Ui but improwements are allwqays welcome, ofc if they are good, LG just look at what sony did with their UI and learn, make something new and exciting :D

14. KINGJUAN27

Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

It's quite obvious that LG copied the sharp-edged/corners design from Sony! LG was in a hurry in releasing its L series (the cheap L3 was released ahead) to overtake Sony's release of new breed of Xperia (although Sony announced their Xperia S earlier than LG's L3) that's why the L series' specs are sooooo crappy! ughh..

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