LG Announces Optimus L4 II: Entry-Level $170 Smartphone with Jelly Bean

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LG-Optimus-L4-IILG has the smartphone market’s high-end sector pretty well covered, as the Optimus G Pro is capable of duking it out with the Galaxy S4 anytime, so for a good couple of weeks now the Koreans seem to be focused on the entry-level and mid-range Android niches only.

Following Optimus F3’s release on Sprint and Zone and Exceed’s launches with Verizon, the Optimus L4 II has earlier today become official. That name can be a tad confusing since there never was a first-gen Optimus L4, but you have to think of this little guy as a more modest relative of the L5 and L7 II or a slightly better L3 II.

The L4 II is unlikely to raise eyebrows with its design or hardware, but it does run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out the box and carries an excellent price tag – 5,490 RUB in Russia, which is around $170. Russia and Ukraine are the first markets to get this thing (starting in a few days), with other European, but also Asian countries probably following soon for an even lower price.

Again, the specs are nothing to write home about, so I’ll go through all of them in one take – 3.8-inch 480 x 320 IPS panel, single-core 1 GHz SoC, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of on-board storage, microSD support, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 3 MP rear camera, 1,700 mAh battery.


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