Attention Verizon Wireless customers – a new smartphone is heading your way. Actually, to say “new” would be a huge overstatement. As @evleaks informs us on 9to5Google, the LG Optimus Zone will arrive with a model number LGVS410PP and probably will be the LG Optimus L3 renamed for Verizon. Make no mistake, we are not talking about this year’s LG Optimus L3 II. The phone in question is the first-generation Optimus L3 launched last year.
Verizon LG Optimus Zone – Pricing & Availability
The LG Optimus Zone is expected to be available at the carrier’s stores by the end of this month, though we cannot pinpoint exact date at this moment. Verizon is apparently planning to offer the Optimus Zone for free but customers will be required to sign a two-year service agreement. Possibly, the phone also will be available on pre-paid service. At this point, however, off contract pricing is unknown but the handset should not cost you too much. In fact, we have a reason to believe, that the LG Optimus Zone will be one of the most budget-friendly devices on Verizon portfolio.
Technically speaking, the Optimus Zone is a smartphone, but by today’s standards it feels rather like a more advanced feature phone. The LG phone comes with a 3.2-inch display with a 320 x 240 resolution, meaning it is small. This characteristic may actually appeal to those users who cannot get used to smartphones getting bigger and bigger with every release. Other than that, the phone is powered by an 800 MHz processor and offers a 3.15-megapixel rear camera. Software-wise, the handset is not better either. The LG Optimus Zone runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread.