While waiting to see when (or if) LG plans to bring its latest L Series Android smartphones stateside, the fresh European releases of the L40 and L70 should be viewed as indicators of possible price tags outside the old continent.
Remember, the L Series III line also includes a higher end L90, expected out on T-Mobile soon. As for the L40 and L70, let’s get something straight right off the bat. The former won’t come near North America. Ever. Period.
There’s simply no demand around those parts for a handheld with specs worthy of history books, in that they’re completely obsolete. Almost archaic. 3.5-inch IPS LCD panel with 480 x 320 pixels resolution? 3.15 MP rear camera? 512 MB RAM? 1,540 mAh battery?
We get corners need to be cut for ultra-low prices to be reached, but this is taking things too far, LG. Way too far. Besides, the L40 is nowhere near cheap enough in Italy and Germany, where it’s currently available: €97 and €99 respectively, so around $135.
Meanwhile, the L70 is a little pricey all things considered as well, but at least it offers a few fairly desirable features. Up for grabs at €179 via Amazon Germany and €182 from the retailer’s Italian bureau, the device runs Android 4.4 KitKat and it actually makes good use of it, thanks to 1 GB RAM.
The primary camera is almost unusually solid for a low-ender, with 8 megapixels and LED flash, plus a generous 2,100 mAh battery is in charge of autonomy. And the 4.5-inch display ain’t so bad either, regardless of its sub-par resolution, 800 x 480 pixels, that delivers cringe worthy 199 ppi pixel density.
Will the LG L70 ever land on American shores? Perhaps. At no more than $160 outright, I reckon.
Via [Phone Arena]