It looks as if our very own Tom Dawson's predictions as to just what LG has in store for us at this years Mobile World Congress may have been correct. At least his prediction is seemingly more than partly correct as a source close to LG has outed the specs for their new L-Series of devices ahead of the February 25th event.
While these device specs and their being featured at Mobile World Congress are still just speculation at this point, it is quite likely that the new L-series will be unveiled on the 25th of this month in Barcelona. Another thing that we are not sure of, but are keeping fingers crossed to the contrary is if the L-Series will be the only series of LG devices announced at MWC 2013. This new L-Series is though, using a clever naming scheme. What LG has done here in naming these devices is to take the name of last years phone and aptly apply a roman numeral two at the end. The series will be lead by the Optimus L7 II, then the Optimus L5 II, and at the bottom of the food chain the Optimus L3 II. Specs for the devices are as follows:
Optimus L7 II (LG-P715) :
- Snapdragon MSM8225 1GHz dual core
- Adreno 203
- 4.3-inch WVGA (800 — 480)
- 768MB of RAM
- 8,000,000 pixel camera
- Battery 2460mAh
- Android 4.1.2 JellyBean
Optimus L5 II (LG-E455):
- 4-inch display 800 — 480
- Single-core processor 1 GHz Cortex A9
- PowerVR SGX531 IMG
- Android 4.1.2
Optimus L3 II (LG-E430) :
- 3.2 inch TFT
- 5,000,000 pixels camera
- WLAN, Bluetooth, E-mail
For those of you hoping for a new and different series that at least had a high-end device in its midst, you will have to keep hoping because the new L-Series only grazes around what we call mid-rangers. LG does throw in some much needed improvements here to the originals in this series. The L7 II will have a huge battery, the L5 II will have a much needed upgraded processor, and the camera on the L3 II looks to be an improvement as well. The L5 II and L7 II will also come in dual-sim versions although we are not certain as to whether or not that will be an option only available in Korea. The form factors of the Optimus L II Series will most likely stay close to the same as well.
There does appear to be a lot of play around these low-mid range Android phones in recent months by all carriers, and trending towards users that don't necessarily care about GHz, graphics, resolution, or the latest SoC is all well and good. I personally though, think that a better business model would be to push a lower-end L-Series and a mid-high end G-Series with a maximum of 3 devices in each series.
Tell us what you think in the comments or let us know what you hope to see from LG at Mobile World Congress.
Source: TuttoAndroid (Translated)