Rumoured at the end of last week, LG has made the L65 official, and it’s a new addition to its growing L Series range of mid-level Android smartphones. It joins the recently updated L90, L70, and L40 models, which were announced during Mobile World Congress. LG first introduced the L Series phones – promoted as being attractive, reasonably priced Android devices – several years ago, and has steadily improved them with each new iteration.
However, while the range-topping L90 is the most interesting of them all, the L65 isn’t quite as exciting. Equipped with a 4.3-inch touchscreen, it’s not tiny, and the resolution is an acceptable 480×800 pixels. The processor is a Snapdragon 200, which means it’s dual-core, and it runs at 1.2GHz. Plenty for regular phone use, but the phone may struggle to keep up with the latest games.
There’s a 5 megapixel camera on the rear with an LED flash, and a basic VGA camera above the screen. LG has equipped the phone with 4GB of internal memory and a microSD card slot, and there is the usual array of connectivity options including 3G support. LG will offer the L65 with a dual-SIM option, indicating it’s going to be sold in developing markets.
Android KitKat is a welcome addition, and the phone has LG’s fun Knock Code feature, so the device can be unlocked using a series of taps on the screen. Initially available in Russia, we may see the L65 will be released globally in the future.