Earlier this month we saw the LG Optimus L7, the pinnacle of the Korean manufacturer's 2012 line, make its debut in Canada. And now LG's announced that the Optimus L5, the middle brother, will be available in a number of European nations in the coming weeks. ("This month," actually, is what was announced.)
The initial launches will be in the UK, Germany and France, LG says, followed by the CIS, Middle East and Asia. Central and South America will follow thereafter.
The Optimus L5, as you no doubt remember from our hands-on at Mobile World Congress in February, is a 4-inch HVGA Ice Cream Sandwich device. It's rocking a Qualcomm A5 processor at 800 MHz, has 4GB of internal storage with a microSD card to supplant it, along with a 5-megapixel rear camera with flash. Powering it is a 1,500 mAh battery.
Top of the line? Nope. But the L5's still likely to turn a few heads. We've got the full presser and our MWC hands-on after the break.
STYLISH LG OPTIMUS L5 MAKES GLOBAL DEBUT
Elegant and Thin, Newest LG Smartphone is Slimmest in Class
SEOUL, June 17, 2012 – The LG Optimus L5, one of LG’s stylish, high fashion L-Series smartphones, will make its global debut in key European markets this month. The device will be available in the U.K., Germany and France, followed by markets in CIS, Middle East and Asia before crossing the ocean over to Central America and South America.
True to L-Style’s elegant design philosophy, the LG Optimus L5 is a seamless merger of style and technology. Dressed in a sensuously slim body measuring only 9.5mm, the smartphone comes packed with intuitive and intelligent features such as dual SIM capabilities (in Asia, CIS, Middle East, Central and South America only) and NFC “Tag & Play” (in Europe and North America) for mobile commerce and peer-to-peer sharing.
Running on the Google’s latest Ice Cream Sandwich Android operating system, the LG Optimus L5 offers the best-in-class 4.0-inch display for a roomy and error-free mobile experience. The new user interface also lets you get more done with fewer finger taps. The Optimus L5 boasts LG’s new User Experience (UX) with QuickMemoTM which allows users the ability to instantly jot memos or notes from any screen without having to open a separate application.
“The LG Optimus L5 is a very balanced smartphone that offers a great combination of design, display, performance, battery life and price that many will find very attractive,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “This device, along with other products in our L-Series portfolio, will especially appeal to fashion forward users everywhere.”
- Chipset: MSM7225A (Cortex A5 800MHz)
- Memory: (up to) 4GB Internal Storage / Micro SD support (up to 32GB)
- Display: 4.0-inch HVGA
- Camera: Rear 5.0 MP AF with LED Flash
- OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- Battery: 1,500mAh
- Size: 118.3 x 66.5 x 9.5 (mm)