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LG unveils Optimus L1 II Tri Android smartphone with triple SIM support

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lg_optimus_l1_2_tri_It’s no powerhouse, looks like it’s been beamed right from 2008, and it’s a tad pricey for what it has to offer. Yet the freshly unveiled LG Optimus L1 II Tri shall not go unnoticed. First, due to its silly name. Seriously, LG, the Optimus L one two three?!? Next thing you know, they’ll take the wraps off the LG d-o-double-G.

But believe it or not, there’s something even more bizarre about the low-end Android handheld. It can accommodate, wait for it, three SIM cards at once. Oh, so that’s the logic behind the “Tri” suffix. I get it, I get it, but it’s still silly.

As for why in the name of Odin almighty you’d need to seamlessly switch between three SIM cards, I guess it could come in handy for teens juggling multiple relationships and stuff. Shhh, you didn’t hear that from me. Other target markets? Um, maybe hardcore businessmen on tight budgets, if there’s such a thing? Pimps Street businessmen? Sorry, that’s all I can think of.

Anyhow, if you’re inexplicably drawn to this L1 II Tri (I honestly can’t read the moniker aloud without laughing), it’s listed only in Brazil for now, at the equivalent of roughly $130.

Running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out the box, the 3-incher packs a Snapdragon S1 CPU (guess I was right about 2008), 512 MB RAM, and 1,540 mAh battery. Oh, yeah, and the display is a 3-incher touting 320 x 240 pixels resolution. Yes, really.

Via [GSM Arena]

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