LG has announced a new Android smartphone. Don’t expect the likes of the recently unveiled LG G2, though. The LG Optimus L1 II is an entry-level offering and comes with a set of specs and features that once were fairly attractive, but no longer can be considered as such. One of the reasons why you would like to buy this device is its cheap price of just $95. The handset will go on sale soon, starting with Vietnam. It will also be available in other select markets possibly including Russia and the UK.
LG Optimus L1 II Android Smartphone
The LG Optimus L1 II belongs to the Optimus L lineup. Curiously enough, Optimus LG L1 never existed, so its name its kind of inaccurate. The only explanation we can think of is that LG is using “II” to make it clear that the device is a part of the same family as the Optimus L3 II, Optimus L5 II. Back to more important details than the name, the phone features a 3-inch 240 x 320 and is powered by a 1 GHz single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7225A processor.
The handset is equipped with a 2-megapixel rear camera with fixed focus and VGA video recording. Inside there is just 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal memory. Luckily, there is a microSD slot for memory expansion, which is compatible with up to 32 GB cards. Other features include 7.2 Mbps HSPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 1,540 mAh battery.
The LG Optimus L1 II runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean right out of the box, which is a rather unusual choice for such a low-end offering.