LG Optimus L7 II Dual pictured ahead of possible MWC launch

It’s almost a year since we first met the LG L-style series at Mobile World Congress 2012 -- the original line-up consisted of the Optimus L3, L5 and L7. And ahead of this year’s show, there are signs the Korean manufacturer could have at least one follow-up in the pipeline.

According to reports from Russian site Hi-Tech, backed up by what seem to be leaked renders of the phone, the clumsily-named "LG Optimus L7 II Dual" will be heading to Russia in late February, and it’ll pack dual-SIM capabilities. (Note the capacitive SIM-switching button on the images above.)

Other reported specs include a 1GHz dual-core processor, a 4.3-inch IPS display, an 8MP camera and 2460mAh battery -- supposedly enough for two days per charge. On the software side, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is said to be on-board, along with LG customizations including QuickMemo, QuickTranslator and QSlide. In Russia, the phone will reportedly retail for 12,990 rubles ($432).

Assuming this information is legit, we can probably expect to see the Optimus L7 II Dual at this year’s MWC -- and we imagine there’ll probably be a vanilla L7 II on display too, with a standard single SIM slot.

Source: Hi-Tech@Mail.ru; via: PocketNow

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  • A physical menu button...really? Good grief. Well done on the battery though.
  • As long there ton of apps that does not use action bar which solves the menu button problem, the longer OEMs will implement menu button. Once 2.3 userbase will die out the manu button should dissaper.... or else Google will lose pationce and change something again
  • Honestly, I use a nexus 4 and had a galaxy nexus before that.
    There is no need for a physical menu button anymore.
    There's not need for physical buttons period, on-screen buttons are much better once you adjust to them.
  • Maybe you not aware that you actually using menu button when it appears in system bar, there till meny apps that using it, including some big once like offical Twitter app, which still update there app to post-3.0 apis.
  • A 1GHz duel core.... really? Fail
  • I think that's awesome! A 1GHz processor that can duel for you is plenty awesome in my book!! See what I did there? ;-)
  • Ha, that was a good one...
  • It's a dual-sim phone, which are normally aimed at emerging markets, not a phone destined for the US, but for places with no subsidies.
    For a dual-sim phone this is actually pretty good. Also I really hate the Fail thing, it's so dismissive.
    every phone is not designed with everyone in mind and their are other places with different economies other than 1rst world countries.
  • Agreed..haha..this phone is actually better than a lot of the low to mid range we get here in the US. Android software is barely smooth on high spec'd phones which tells you its not all about the hardware and even if you know how to root that isn't the solution to everyone's problem.
  • Wow.. this phone looks way too much like the Galaxy S II (not the international but the US versions) I wonder if Sammy is gonna sue.. Who I'm kidding.. it's only Crapple that are little bitchs and sue over everything
  • Wonder if both SIMs will be 3G??