Last year, LG brought quite a few new smartphones to the Mobile World Congress, but it just couldn’t help itself from spoiling the surprise a couple weeks early, like we saw it do with the Optimus L Series II. The three models it introduced then were all pretty low on the hardware ladder, designed more for affordability than anything even approaching cutting-edge specs. This year LG’s up to its old tricks, and outed a trio of new L-series phones yesterday.
This time the numbering steps up a little, and instead of the L3, L5, and L7 we have the L40, L70, and L90. Specs are still quite low, but at least the screens are a little larger this year (3.5, 4.5, and 4.7 inches, versus last year’s 3.2, 4.0, and 4.3) and resolutions see similar bumps (HVGA, WVGA, and qHD, versus QVGA, WVGA, and more WVGA). The L40 runs a 1.2GHz dual-core SoC of unspecified origins, and the L70 and L90 get 1.2GHz quad-core components. Those two also each receive 1GB of RAM, while the L40 has just 512MB.
The two smaller phones come with 4GB of internal storage, while the L90 has 8GB. All three will ship with Android 4.4. KitKat and support 3G connectivity – no LTE again this year. Hopefully we’ll get a chance to go hands-on with some of these guys at the MWC in just a matter of days.
Does this mean that news of some new F series LG Androids is just around the corner?