LG has just unveiled the Optimus L Series II! It will be officially unveiled at this years Mobile World Congress and it includes new innovations and design. In fact it has 4(four) new design elements, a laser cut contour, smart LED lighting, radiant rear design, and a seamless layout. In terms of new operating system features these devices will have QuickMemo, Quick Button, and Safety Care. QuickButton will let you customize or personalize a hot key on the device. I am happy to see this feature rolling out to more devices. SafetyCare will allow you to have a Phone Non-Usage Notice, Emergency Call Forwarding, and My Location Notice. This last one will or can be programmed to contact a family member in the event of an emergency. I think SafetyCare is a very intuitive feature for smartphones from LG and cannot wait to check it out. In terms of hardware the Optimus L Series II will have high-resolution IPS displays, extended capacity batteries, and Dual SIM version will allow of both work and personal use! The Optimus L7II will be the first of the series to launch and it will be making it’s debut this week in Russia. It will have Dual SIM capabilities, a 1GHz Dual-Core processor(Qualcomm MSM8225), 768MB of RAM, a micro SD card slot, 4GB of internal storage, 8.0 megapixel back camera with LED flash, a VGA front facing camera, 2,460mAh battery, 9.7 millimeters thick, Android 4.1 JellyBean with an LG User Interface, a 4.3-inch WVGA IPS display, QSlide and QuickTranslator. As of now 2(two) other L Series II devices were announced. The Optimus L3II will feature a 1,540mAh battery and a 3.2-inch display, while the Optimus L5II features a 1,700mAh battery and a 4.0-inch WVGA display. Availability of these devices will be announced at a later date. Overall, I am very excited about the new LG Optimus L Series II and cannot wait to get my hands-on it! NJTechReviews will update you when full availability of this new series has been announced. Until then check out the press release and gallery below!
LG INTRODUCES NEXT GENERATION OPTIMUS L SERIES AT MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS
Popular L Series Upgraded to L SeriesII with Bold Design and Useful Features
SEOUL, Feb. 12, 2013 – LG is staying true to its rich design heritage at this year’s Mo-bile World Congress (MWC) with the introduction of the Optimus L SeriesII. The widely successful L Series has evolved to include contemporary design aesthetics and innovations that improve on the original. With more than 10 million Optimus L Series phones sold in the first 10 months, L SeriesII looks to continue this momentum with its sophisticated style and differentiated features.
Optimus L SeriesII embodies the beauty of the first L Series but with a more refined touch. The design philosophy of L SeriesII has been enhanced to include four new design elements: Seamless Layout, Laser Cut Contour, Radiant Rear Design and Smart LED Lighting on the home button.
L SeriesII also offers an expanded set of user-convenient features including those unique to LG smartphones such as QuickMemo, Quick Button and Safety Care. QuickMemo allows users to capture and share handwritten ideas with others using just a fingertip. Quick Button enables customers to personalize a hotkey to launch any app such as the camera, browser, music player or even QuickMemo. Safety Care offers three options – Emergency Call Forwarding, Phone Non-Usage Notice and My Location Notice – which can be programmed to contact a loved one in case of an emergency.
User experience is enhanced with the high-resolution IPS display and extended capacity battery in the Optimus L SeriesII. What’s more, Dual SIM versions of the Optimus L SeriesII smartphone will enable customers to use one device for both business and per-sonal calls.
“LG has a history of pushing the envelope when it comes to style and Optimus L SeriesII builds on this heritage of design innovation,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “By evolving the sophisticated style and premium features of the original Optimus L Series, its sequel is expected to continue the popularity of the L Series around the world.”
The Dual SIM version of the Optimus L7II will be the first of the new series to launch, making its debut in Russia this week. The Optimus L7II will include LG’s unique UX features such as QSlide and QuickTranslator. Availability of the Optimus L3II with 3.2-inch QVGA IPS display and 1,540mAh battery and the Optimus L5II with a larger 4.0-inch WVGA display and 1,700mAh battery will be announced at a later date.
Optimus L7II Key Specifications:
• Chipset: 1GHz Dual-Core (Qualcomm MSM8225)
• Memory: Up to 4GB eMMC / 768MB RAM / Micro SD
• Display: 4.3-inch WVGA IPS
• Camera: Rear 8.0MP with LED Flash / Front VGA
• OS: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
• Battery: 2,460mAh
• Size: 121.5 x 66.6 x 9.7 mm / 122.2 x 66.6 x 9.7 mm (Dual-SIM)