We generally only hear about the big launches of flagship devices, but there are so many new smartphones hitting the market in the low-to-mid range, that every day we see new models going through the FCC for approval. The latest one our source discovered is the new LG VS810PP and because it runs on the CDMA network and supports LTE Bands 4 and 13, we know that it will be headed to the Verizon network. Based on some of the specifications and sizes, the only LG model that matches up is the new LG L Fino, or translated from Spanish, the LG L Fine.
The LG L Fino belongs to the new 'L Series' of low-end devices from LG in which they are trying to give the flavor (KnockOn) of the LG G3 in a smaller and cheaper package. The L Fino comes with a 4.5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels or 207 pixels-per inch (PPI). It uses a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz coupled to 1GB of RAM and only 4GB of internal memory - no word on if it will have a microSD card for expanding the internal storage.
The main camera is a 8MP shooter with an LED Flash and for the front-facing camera (FFC) you get a puny VGA for your selfies and not much of a video chatting picture. Somewhat of interest is that the official specifications show a 1900mAh battery, however, the FCC tests indicate a 2100mAh battery, so it will be interesting to see which one actually shows up in the final product. The LG L Fino will run Android 4.4.2 KitKat out-of-the-box and includes Bluetooth 4.0 A2DP, a microUSB 2.0 port, and comes in five colors - White, Black, Gold, Red and Green.
The entry-level device should find its way to Verizon any day now, as it is slated for a September release. Judging from its specs, we expect the price to be very low and would anticipate it being offer on a prepaid plan for $0. Please hit us up on our Google+ Page and let us know if the LG L Fino sounds like a good backup device for you or certainly a great device for the kids' first phone...as always, we would love to hear from you.