LG announced its LII Series of devices at MWC last month, and now we've got some details on the global availability of the Optimus L5II. As we covered when we had our hands on the devices at MWC, the LII Series is for more of a "mainstream" market and will target lower price points. The L5II has a 1GHz single-core processor, 4-inch 480x800 (WVGA) display, 512MB of RAM and run on Android 4.1.2. LG is announcing that the device will hit Brazil in a dual SIM variant now, with both single and dual SIM options coming globally -- South and Central America, Asia, Russia, Middle East and Africa -- from that point.
With specs like that, it's not surprising that LG has no plans to launch it in the states. We may see some different variation of these devices hit a U.S. prepaid carrier later on down the road (if at all), but they are best suited to more price-conscious markets around the world.
LG OPTIMUS L5II BEGINS GLOBAL ROLLOUT
Showcasing LG’s Latest UX Innovations and High Style Aesthetics
SEOUL, March 11, 2013 – LG’s Optimus L SeriesII family of devices welcomed another member today with the launch of the Optimus L5II. The Dual SIM Optimus L5II will be initially available in Brazil followed by single and Dual SIM models in South and Central America, Europe, Asia, Russia, the Middle East and Africa.
The core design elements of the Optimus L5II includes Seamless Layout crafted to fit comfortably in the hand, sleek and balanced design with Laser Cut Contour, Radiant Rear Design made of premium materials and Smart LED Lighting around the home button with various colors to alert users. LG’s Smart LED Lighting alerts the user to missed calls and messages – among other notifications – with various colors. What’s more, LG’s premium user experience (UX) features get a boost from Android’s latest operating system, Jelly Bean 4.1.2, along with a polished user interface, vivid display and long-lasting battery.
New UX enhancements include Quick Button, which enables users to customize the Hotkey to launch various functions such as QuickMemo, camera, internet, music or any other app. Quick Button is a versatile feature that eliminates the need for tapping repetitively through menus. For example, the Quick Button can be programmed so that in camera preview mode, pressing the button captures the photo and activates QuickMemo at the same time so editing and sending images can be performed with less time and effort.
LG made user safety a top priority as part of its enhanced UX and equipped the Optimus L5II with Safety Care. Safety Care provides real-world assistance when it is needed the most, allowing the user to alert pre-selected recipients in urgent situations with three useful functions that include Emergency Call Forwarding, Phone Non-Usage and My Location Notice.
“The Optimus L5II will offer consumers another great option among devices in the premium 3G market,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “We believe that the Optimus L5II will prove to be irresistible to people looking for a feature-rich smartphone that complements their unique and individual styles.”
The full design story of the L SeriesII with Chul-bae Lee, Vice President and Head of Mobile Communications Design Lab, is available for viewing at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqgkCMQGDmU&feature=youtu.be
Optimus L5II Key Specifications:
• Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2
• Processor: 1 GHz Single Core
• Display: 4.0-inch WVGA
• Memory: 4 GB / 512 MB RAM
• Camera: 5.0MP with LED Flash
• Battery: 1,700mAh
• Size: 117.5 x 62.2 x 9.2mm (Single SIM) / 118.4 x 62.2 x 9.2mm (Dual SIM)
• Colors: Indigo Black, White, Pink, Titan