LG Optimus L7 shipping in Europe and Asia
Korean phone-maker confirms availability of mid-range handset
Published: 4 May, 2012
Smartphone buyers in Europe and Asia now have a new mid-range Optimus handset to consider as LG has confirmed the availability of the Optimus L7. As of April 2 the handset is shipping in both territories and is the third in a trio of "L-Style" devices which includes the Optimus L3 and the Optimus L5. It's not LG's best spec'd device, or the first time it has tried its hand at making a phone with a focus on being fashionable, but it does have a few things to recommend it including a slim form factor and Android 4.0 installed out of the box, the first from the company to do so.
Key features include a single-core 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. In addition to this there's a 5mp camera on the rear as well a microSD card slot to expand the storage. Powering it all is a 1700mAh battery and it's just 7mm thick. Externally it bears a resemblance to LG's previous Prada phones and though not amazingly well spec'd should attract customers with its good looks and Ice Cream Sandwich.
There's no official word yet on how much it's going to cost but previously it has been spotted online for around €300 SIM-free. As of yet there's no word on when the US might see this handset or its little brothers but it is expected to be released in Canada later this year.
All three phones have similar specs, the main difference being the size of the screen, the L3 and L5 offer a 3.2" and 4" screen respectively and are available in the UK now with a price tag which won't break the bank.
Earlier this year the UK got the Prada Phone by LG 3.0, a similarly attractive device but with more substantial specs including a dual-core processor although it only offered Android 2.3.