Three new LG Android smartphones designed to be appealing to the style-conscious users are soon expected to hit the market. First seen just before MWC 2012
, the three models are the LG Optimus L3, the LG Optimus L5 and the LG Optimus L7. The latter is the high-end model of the trio
, with a dual-core 1GHz processor under the hood. The 4.3 inch WVGA IPS display has pixel
density of 217 ppi and features LG's "floating mass display". Like the screen on the LG Optimus Black, this simply means that the display is placed closer to the surface of the phone which leaves the impression that the display is floating
. 4GB of native storage is on board although the microSD slot can bump that up. There is a 5MP rear-facing camera with AF and LED flash. Despite having 512MB of RAM, the LG Optimus L7 will have Android 4.0 installed out of the box (hear that, Motorola?) with LG's 3.0 UI skin running over it. This model is expected to launch in Europe later this month for 319 EUR which is approximately $420 USD.
Expected out next month is the LG Optimus L5. This unit carries a 4 inch display with resolution of 320 x 480 and has a pixel density of just 144 ppi. Powering the model is a single-core 800MHz processor and a 5MP camera with an LED flash on the back. Guess what? Despite having what you would consider low-end specs, this phone will launch with Ice Cream Sandwich aboard
This leaves the LG Optimus L3 is an entry-level smartphone equipped with a 3.2
inch TFT display with resolution of 240 x 320 and pixel density of just 125 ppi. A single-core Qualcomm MSM 7225A 800MHz processor is running the show and there is 384MB on board. A 3.2MB camera on back captures video at 480p. 1GB of native storage comes with the unit, but can be expanded by using the microSD slot. Is Ice Cream Sandwich installed on this model? According to Android Community
, the answer is in the affirmative. There is no word on when we will see this handset launched.
The Korean based manufacturer says that the L-Series will have 5 special design features
. First, the handsets will be square to make them easier to grip. They will offer the "floating mass screen" for a slim look, a more intuitive set-up of menu keys, metallic accents and a thin design.