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LG unveils ‘smartly-priced’ L Fino, L Bello KitKat smartphones

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LG L Bello L FinoThis is a little less “game-changing” than what we expected LG to announce in the buildup to next month’s IFA, but it’s still early days. And all in all, the L Fino and L Bello aren’t that bad… for “smartly-priced” smart handhelds.

Besides, if LG got the pair’s intro out of the way weeks ahead of IFA’s start, it means they really have a game-changing device or two up their sleeves for the actual Berlin consumer electronics trade show.

The newest entries in the low-cost, low-end L Series should also be fully detailed in early September, as right now, their exact prices are big question marks. And so are some of their specs, though we know the Bello packs a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 1 GB RAM and 2,540 mAh battery.

Nothing to scream low-end just yet, but unfortunately, the 5-inch IPS screen is horrendous. And I mean really, really horrible, with 854 x 480 pixels resolution and 196, yes, 196 ppi pixel density.

Damn, LG, we realize you had to cut some corners, but it’s frustrating to see the Bello rock a “bello”, teenage-targeted design, Android 4.4 KitKat out the box and a solid 8 MP rear-facing camera, yet settle for crappy FWVGA screen res.

Meanwhile, the even humbler L Fino lowers the battery capacity ante to 1,900 mAh, cuts the on-board storage in half, to 4 gigs, and reduces the quad-core CPU’s clock speed to 1.2 GHz, but surprise surprise, actually trumps the L Bello in the ppi department, thanks to a smaller 4.5-inch panel with 800 x 480 pix res.

Yeah, sounds like LG has to price these two babies mighty competitively to keep them alive in a head-to-head battle against Motorola’s Moto G. Even if their specific target audiences are Latin America, Asia and Eastern Europe.

Via [Android Central]

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