Render of LG Optimus Zone 3 appears; entry-level phone is headed to Verizon's pre-paid lineup

In 2013 the LG Optimus Zone was released, followed a year later by the LG Optimus Zone 2. According to serial tipster Evan Blass (known in the old days as evleaks), the LG Optimus Zone 3 is on the way. A render of the phone was included in a tweet disseminated by Blass today. The image shows the old iconic Verizon logo on the back of the device. Blass says that the phone is heading to Big Red's pre-paid lineup.

Unfortunately, no specs were mentioned in the tweet. A look back at the Optimus Zone 2 won't exactly raise your hopes if you utilize Verizon's pre-paid offering. That device features a 3.5-inch screen (which seemed large enough back in 2007) with a 320 x 480 resolution. The Snapdragon 200 SoC is under the hood, containing a dual-core 1.2GHz CPU and the Adreno 302 GPU. 512MB of RAM is inside, along with 4GB of native storage. There is a 32GB capacity microSD slot at the ready for those requiring additional memory. The lone camera is a 3MP rear-facing snapper, and a 1700mAh battery powers the whole shebang. Android 4.4.2 is pre-installed. The LG Optimus Zone 2 is still available from Verizon for $29.99.

Even if you consider that all of the specs will get a little bump, the LG Optimus Zone 3 will most likely be a budget priced, entry-level model for customers of Big Red's pre-paid service. As soon as we hear more information about this phone, we will pass it along to you.

source: @evleaks



1. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

That's extremely cheap in specs and price. Well for me, I wont but such smartphones just to say I too have a smartphone. The performance will be likely bad given for the specs. Rather buy a feature phone with WhatsApp preinstalled with good performance (if there exists such phone) as a back up.

3. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

It's the beauty of Android. Different level of phones for different needs. Period!

4. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

There is no longer feature phnes with Whatsapp But you can get Windows phones for almost free and you will have acceptable performance

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Yup, A nice, touch and rugged Flip Phone would be a better idea... Those Kyocera Dura XV sound promising.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.