LG has announced their entry-level L Bello handset back in December last year. The L Bello was a solid entry-level smartphone, but LG decided that it was a time for an upgrade. The company has unveiled the L Bello's successor a couple of days ago, named LG Bello II. This handset isn't exactly a huge improvement over L Bello as far as specs go, but it's a decent entry-level handset as well. That being said, LG has just announced this smartphone in India as well, but under a different name, read on.
The LG Bello II is called LG Max in India, and it sports basically an identical specs to the Bello II. The LG Max features a 5-inch FWVGA (854 x 480) display, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage (expandable up to 32GB via microSD card). This handset is powered by a quad-core SoC running at 1.3GHz, and a 2,540mAh battery is also a part of the package. The 8-megapixel snapper (+LED flash) is located on the back of LG Max, and a 5-megapixel shooter is available up front. This is a dual-SIM handset which ships with support for 3G HSPA+ connectivity, while Android 5.1.1 Lollipop comes pre-installed here with LG's skin on top of it. The LG Max measures 140.8 x 71.6 x 9.6mm, while it weighs 155 grams. The LG Max also comes with a number of software features, like Gesture Shot for example. This feature lets you take selfies without actually pressing any buttons, all you have to do is open / close your hand in front of the phone's camera.
"Most of the people who use internet on smartphones use 3G services as 4G is still at a nascent stage in our country. Keeping this in mind, LG has launched LG Max as we are sure that this smartphone will offer unprecedented value to 3G consumers. This smartphone offers great balance of form, function and price and we expect it to be even more successful than its predecessor," said Amit Gujral, Marketing Head at LG Mobiles India. The LG Max handset comes in Titan, Gold and White color options, and is priced at Rs. 10,990 ($172) in India.