LG goes official with L Fino and L Bello entry-level phones
The non-flagship sector of smartphones has become a competitive one, with almost every Android company worth noting having released multiple handsets tackling the budget space. LG, though it has no lack of non-flagship class smartphones, has just gone official with two more Androids: the LG L Fino, and the LG L Bello.
LG has brought over some of the signature features of the G3 flagship, such as the rear-mounted buttons and the “Floating Arc” design, to create low-end smartphones that look pretty nice. The camera is one of the signature features of both the L Fino and L Bello as well, coming in at 8MP; LG says this is a class-leading unit. LG has included its proprietary UX features, and among those are camera options such as Touch & Shoot, Gesture Shot, and Front Camera Light.
Speaking of UX features, there’s also LG’s Knock Code, presumably along with Knock On. There is also support here for LG’s QuickCircle case.
Let’s talk specs for a bit. The L Fino offers a 1.2GHz quad-core chip, while the L Bello sweetens the deal and makes that 1.3 GHz. There’s a 4.5-inch WVGA IPS panel on the L Fino, while the L Bello upgrades the screen size and resolution to an FWVGA 5-inch display. There’s 1GB of RAM across the board, and the Fino offers 4GB of storage while the Bello offers 8. The rear cameras we’ve already discussed, and the front facing camera is VGA-quality on the former and 1MP on the latter.
The L Fino offers a 1,900 mAh battery unit, whereas the L Bello upgrades to a 2,540 mAh power pack. The first one comes in white, black, gold, red, and green, while the second only comes in white, black, and gold.
Pricing and availability details were not included in the press release we received, though we’re told the rollout will begin in Latin America and then move to Europe, Asia, and CIS.