By Stephen Schenck | March 2, 2012 7:53 PM
We got an early look at LG’s Optimus L3 when the phone found itself up for pre-order with a Swedish retailer well in advance of LG’s official unveiling of the phone in the lead-up to the Mobile World Congress. Since then, we’ve been expecting the Android to finally arrive sometime in March, but lacked official confirmation. Today, LG takes care of that last bit, confirming the handset’s launch details.
Europe will get the Optimus L3 first, before the end of the month. Russia and Asia will follow, though LG hasn’t said just when, and after that the door’s open for possible sales in additional markets around the globe.
The L3 is supposed to be pretty darn cheap, with those pre-orders coming in at under the equivalent of $200. Admittedly, it’s a lower-tier phone, but where we might have seen a single-core 800MHz processor in such a device last year, in 2012 we’ve upgraded to dual-core components. Even with that concession, we’re still looking at a relatively small, low-resolution screen. You might want to check out the 3.2-inch QVGA display for yourself before ordering this one, just in case it’s a deal-breaker.
Via: Android Central