Following a leak detailing the new LG L Series II smartphones, the company has made them official, at least partially. A press release has been sent out trumpeting the arrival of the new Optimus L Series II, but it has only provided firm details for the Optimus L7 II, leaving the finer points of the L3 II and L5 II to be revealed at a later date.
The Optimus L7 II uses Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as its operating system, and has a 4.3-inch touchscreen with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution, plus a dual-core, 1GHz Snapdragon processor. On the memory side, it has 768MB of RAM and 4GB of storage space, which can be increased using a microSD card. On the rear of the chassis is an 8 megapixel camera and inside is a big 2460mAH battery.
Without the benefit of a hands-on (or even a decent close-up picture) it’s difficult to see how the design of the L Series II has changed, but LG says the phones have four new, “design elements”; a seamless layout, laser cut contour, radiant rear design and smart LED lighting on the home button. We’re guessing the latter will provide visual notification alerts, while the rest will become clear when the phones go on sale.
The L7 II will be joined by the Optimus L3 II, a basic 3.2-inch Android phone and the Optimus L5 II, which will have a larger 4-inch display. These two have a 1540mAh battery and a 1700mAh battery respectively, and all three phones will be sold in both single SIM and dual-SIM configurations.
Russia will be the first to get the Optimus L7 II, which goes on sale this week, while we’ve got to wait for news, which will almost certainly come at Mobile World Congress, on a further rollout and the L3 II and L7 II’s appearance.