Leaving less and less to the imagination for next week’s Mobile World Congress, LG has taken the wraps off its L Series III trio of low-end and mid-range smartphones after doing the same with the high-end G Pro 2 a few days ago.
Though the three new handhelds join a family so far consisting of gadgets dubbed Optimus L3, L5, L7, L9, L3 II, L5 II and so on, they’re actually breaking the branding mold with simpler L40, L70 and L90 monikers. Just L40, L70 and L90, no Optimus.
As you might have guessed already, the L40 is targeted at users on the tightest budgets, with a 3.5-inch 480 x 320 pix res display, dual-core 1.2 GHz SoC, 512 MB RAM, and 3 MP rear-facing camera. The L70 sits a little higher on the Android totem pole, as it raises the size ante to 4.5 inches, resolution to 800 x 480, and boosts the snapper’s sensor to 5 or 8 MP, depending on market.
Oddly, it doesn’t seem to upgrade processing speed, though at least it doubles down on RAM for smoother multitasking. As for the LG L90, this is no powerhouse either, but it’s spacious, at 4.7 inches. It also bumps up the res to 960 x 540, accommodates an enormous 2,540 mAh battery, plus it increases the CPU’s number of cores twofold. So it’s the only quad-core device in this lineup.
By far the best news is all three L Series III siblings run the latest and greatest Android version, 4.4 KitKat, whereas pricing and availability is to be detailed at MWC in just seven days. Let’s hope for the best.